Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Red Dragon, Sep 20, 2013.
I think "your poor Cowboys"...then realize who is really at fault in Dallas.
I think we have the makings of a team that will get stronger as the season goes on. Not just getting back Spencer and Ratliff at some point, but getting more out of our new players as they become acclimated to playing for the Cowboys. That would mean the Boys and the rest of the NFC East could be heading in opposite directions, although based on recent history I personally wouldn't count the Giants out until they are mathematically eliminated from the playoffs. As long as RGIII and Vick are starting for the Skins and Eagles, I don't expect to see much out of them. My biggest concern is the Eagles will bench Vick and start Foles.
it's still a better division than the AFC east and AFC north. It may not have the dominant team but the division is still very tough, no one is walking through any of these teams and there is no easy games in this division plus any of the 4 teams can reasonably win the division so I wouldn't call it a weak division.
Don't know what you have been watching but to claim this division is tough is hilarious.
Hilarious? I've been watching the same thing as you except I know better than to project an entire season off of 2 games, obviously you don't. Washington/Giants are struggling right now but they both will bounce back and win games they aren't supposed to (both will go 8-8 or 9-7). Eagles most likely are what they are right under a .500 team(6-10 or 7-9) and the Cowboys will be fine (9-7 or 10-6) they lost to a playoff caliber team on the road, I'm not throwing in the towel on the season because of it. The idea that the division is going to be this year terrible after 2 weeks is laughable. Come on please tell me you're more knowledgeable than that.
RGIII didn't have a pre-season but if you don't think he is going to shake the rust off and play better than he has been your nuts. Jim Hasslett isn't going to have that defense playing this poorly either, they are going to play better as the year goes on.
Giants have some injuries still on their offensive line and have been turning the ball over like crazy, (6 in week 1 and 4 in week 2) I highly doubt they turn the ball over 80 times this year cuz that's what they are on pace to do. JPP also didn't have a pre-season and once he gets going they will have a disruptive DLINE again, they are also going to play a lot better.
so yes the NFC east is still a VERY tough division despite the way things have gone the first 2 weeks of the season.
This division is lousy and has been lousy for a while. The last two years we've played for the division title at 8-7, for crying out loud. Several years ago that would've got you third place.
I seem to remember some pretty tough games between the Rams and Seahawks for the NFC West title a few years ago. That didn't prevent them from stinking compared to the rest of the league.
Using teams records to say that a division is weak is short sighted and naive. Their records aren't good because they beat up on each other.
In 2007 the records were 13-3, 10-6, 9-7, and 8-8.
I guess they played fewer division games back then.
This is my take on it.
The Cowboys are potentially set up to improve as the season goes on. It's not just getting players like Ratliff and Spencer back and getting Brian Waters to re-acclimate himself to the NFL. It's the younger players who should improve as the season moves forward, like Leary, Frederick, Wilcox, and Williams.
Irvin was on pace for 40 catches and 640 yards when he got hurt. Gailey was not a fan of his, and was trying to phase him out. I know that we all like to get nostalgic, but what was stated above was just not true.
The 1999 team was a decent team who were not going to be able to hang with the top teams in the league, Irvin or no Irvin.
One Cowboys team started 0-2 and won a SB. A Giants team did the same. Wasn't Wash something like 3-6 last year at one point? It's too early to make predictions IMO.
Wash looks bad, true. See above.
Philly looks dangerous to me.
NY always worries me.
We aren't burning it up exactly but I like our chances.
Guess we'll have to play the season out anyway.
Typical BSPN'ish type take. Take one season and use that as justification for a bigger cause. Try again.