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I see the 'boys getting ten wins

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by landroverking, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. ufcrules1

    ufcrules1 Well-Known Member

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    Sure, ANYTHING is possible. I'm a little less optimistic, my honest feeling is we go 8-8. If we beat Philly this week, then I seen 9-7 or possibly 10-6.


    Eagles - Loss but close game
    Lions - Loss but close game
    Vikings - Win big.
    Saints - Loss (They kill us)
    Giants - Win but close game. Hopefully by this time of the season their team is full of quitters.
    Raiders - Win
    Bears - Loss
    Packers - Loss
    Redskins - Win but close game. Hopefully by this time of the season their team is full of quitters.
    Eagles - Win but close game
  2. Venger

    Venger Well-Known Member

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    Considering the injuries on defense, 10 wins is a pretty high bar to clear, considering that's a 7-3 close. I'd take it, but think it's a bit unrealistic. The only thing supporting it is how many division games are left, and how bad the division seems to be this year. That said - division games, on the road, are TOUGH, and if you think we are going to skate, I think you are mistaken...
  3. RXP

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    Folks, we aren't going to beat the Lions, Bears, Saints or Packers. That's 7 losses. The next game coming up is a complete toss-up. Two very average teams battling it out.
    Anywhere between 7 and 9 wins is the most likely scenario. That may be enough to win the division and a home game, but we would be an underdog against the likes of the 49ers or Bears.

    The only thing we have to lean on is that the rest of the division is worse than us. And it's not certain we are better than even Phiily. We will find out Sunday. Not exactly a reason to start planning on Super Bowl success.
  4. ufcrules1

    ufcrules1 Well-Known Member

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    I agree between 7-9 wins is the most likely scenario. Now thinking we have no chance against the Lions, Bears, Saints or Packers is wrong. We can surely beat the Lions out of those. It is likely we lose these games but man you never know what can happen in a game. I think the best prediction is another 8-8 season and we will blame it on injuries.
  5. NJ22

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    I would be shocked if this team went 7-3 n the last 10 games when they are yet to win 2 in a row! To not make myself sick with this team, I am focusing only on winning this awful division. I think 8 may win it but 9 will win it for sure. I think if we can go 2-2 in our remaining division games which is realistic giving us 5 wins. As bad as the east is I can't see us winning 5 or 6 division games. So that would mean we need to win 4 of 6 in the following games Detroit, Minny, New Orleans, Oakland, Chicago and Green Bay. We will probably only be favored in the Minny and Oakland games. So which 2 do we win out of Detroit, Saints, Bears and Packers? 3 of which are on the road. If we can win 5 division games that would help a lot obviously.
  6. RXP

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    Yes, it's the NFL and anything can happen. We almost beat the Broncos after all.

    The Lions are better than most people think. They have an outstanding front 4, even though their secondary is shaky. And Reggie Bush has added a real strong element to the offense. It's no longer Stafford just heaving the ball up to Megatron. You have to defense the entire field now. Stafford is a much better QB than RGIII is. I see this game as a loss unless Romo has another sensational game and we outscore them. But you can't count on that.

    The offensive line protecting Romo will be the key to the game. I don't see us running too much, so it's up to Romo having time to find his targets and having a big game. That's our only chance.
  7. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Why don't you think we can beat any of those teams?
  8. HowAboutThemCowboys

    HowAboutThemCowboys Well-Known Member

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    In order for this team to win 10 games they must string together multiple wins in a row. In order to win multiple games in a row, this team must play with some consistency. I have not seen anything so far this year that shows me that this team is capable of playing consistently.
  9. RXP

    RXP Well-Known Member

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    I already talked about the Lions.

    As for the Saints and Packers? Bottom line is that we won't be able to stop them. Saints are outstanding at home. Packers just won a tough road game in Baltimore. I see Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers having similar success than Peyton Manning. We are not talking about Eli (15 picks), Sam Bradford or even RGII, who did not impress me on Sunday. These guys are cream of the crop and will likely eat up this defense. Romo will have to outscore them them and I don't see it.

    Bears are a bit different. Monday night. In Chicago. In December. In the cold. I just see all the elements against us. If the Bears are out of the playoff running, then maybe we can catch them playing out the string. But I think they will still be in the chase and we will get theri best.

    I don't think this line of thinking is too harsh. It's simply based on what I've seem so far.

    We are an average team, probably right around 15th in the league. We likely beat the teams ranked below us, but we won't beat the teams ranked ahead us most of the time. That's just how I see it.
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  10. Everlastingxxx

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    The true test of this team will be this long road stretch. I think if the Cowboys end up 8-8 that would be pretty optimistic.
  11. Cowboys=SuperBowl

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    THIS IS A PATHETIC EXPLANATION. Lions can be beatable with their laughable secondary, sorry LBs, Megatron is on a down year. Very beatable. The Saints can be beat at home. We've done it already. Graham, the main target is beat up. Packers are VERY beatable. Down to just 2 WRs also, Finley is the most inconsistant TE out there, running game is lackluster. Bears are not the same on D, Cutler has less O than Romo does. COLD OR HOT. Doesnt matter.
  12. Cowboys=SuperBowl

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    VERY!
  13. ABQCOWBOY

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    Then you need to talk about them a little more. Detroit is not all that good. They are currently ranked 28th in total defense in the entire NFL and they haven't really played anybody. They have played the Vikes (28th), Az(23rd), Skinz(25th), Bears (9th),Packers (7th) and Cleveland (20th), these are offensive rankings next to the teams played. They are 26th against the pass and 29th against the run. The only two teams they have really played that have decent offenses are the Bears, who they beat and the Packers, who they lost to. They have really not stopped anybody. I have Megatron on my Fantasy team. He's not doing anything for them right now. This team is not nearly as scarey, IMO, as you make them out to be. They are beatable if we just take care of the ball.

    Saints are tough and it would be hard to beat them but the Pack? I think the jury is still way out on them. They have good numbers against the run but how good are they? They Lost to the only two winning teams they've played. San Fran and Cincy. People are putting up numbers against them in the passing game. They are not unbeatable and their OL is a mess.

    Bears are up and down. They are winning because they are turning the ball over but defensively, they are not the same Bears team. They are 23rd in the league in total Defense, they are 17th against the rush, 28th against the pass and tied for 25th in pts allowed but, they are tied for 1st in trunover ratio at +7. I agree, as I posted earlier, that it might be hard to beat them in the weather but they are certainly beatable. All you have to do is take care of the ball.

    I saying right now that all we have to do is beat any one of those teams and we could be a 10 win team. That, to me, is not unrealistic. We have already shown that our offense can beat any team in this league on any given day.

    We've lost to the only two unbeaten teams in the NFL and we really should have beaten both of them. We are a combined 4 pts away from being 5-1 right now. The only real game we lost was San Diego and we could have won that game also.

    I think we can be 10-9 this year but I also agree that if we don't play focused football, we could 8-8 but I don't see that happening to us this year.
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  14. Eddie

    Eddie Well-Known Member

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    Oh brother. Is the board all rosy again ???
  15. ufcrules1

    ufcrules1 Well-Known Member

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    Slow down pal.. we haven't beaten the Saints in a long time. No telling at this point when Graham will be back, he could be back for our game against them. Same with the Packers receivers. Also, the Packs running game has gotten a lot better with Lacy back there. Those 2 games would be extremely hard for our average team to beat.
  16. ABQCOWBOY

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    Nobody is twisting your arm Eddie. You can be doubtful all you want.
  17. Cowboys=SuperBowl

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    Sorry, with all due respect, YOU SLOW YOUR ROLL..I have confidence in our team, and will not sit here and not voice my opinion and state facts to do prove my points. You do it to doubt us, I'll do it to bring us UP. I am a Cowboys fan forever, I will believe when there is no one else around, I will have faith when there is gloom, I understand that you have perpetual doubts, its ok. Keep looking at the recent past, I choose to look ahead to better things.
  18. munkee

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    Just don't see it. They have to string wins together to get it done. That hasn't happened in years. Somewhere between 7 to 9 wins is where I see this team.
  19. ABQCOWBOY

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    I would agree with the Saints. They throw well and defend the pass well but they don't run it well, nor do they stop the run very well.

    The Pack, I don't agree. I think they will be shown for what they are eventually. They are weak along the OL. I think that's eventually going to get them and if they have any kind of injuries to their Defensive Line, they are done. They are so tough on the interior with Pickett and Raji but Pickett is nicked up and Raji, well, he has a history of fading towards the end of the season. Matthews is out for a while and he may be back by the time we play him but even so, he's probably going to we in a cast so who knows how effective he can be? Injuries are going to happen to both teams. If we lose Romo or they lose Rogers, it's going to be a big deal but right now, I'm good with matching up with these guys. They haven't played anybody who can score like we can and we are not playing them in Green Bay in Dec.
  20. ufcrules1

    ufcrules1 Well-Known Member

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    Just as you tore apart the Packers, you could easily do the same with our team. Sure their Oline isn't great.. it has never been good though and that rarely stops Rodgers. What kind of pressure can we get on Rodgers with our Dline? The last elite QB that rolled into Dallas absolutely shredded our defense. Rodgers would have no problem moving the ball on us. The question is if we can keep up with them.. with Romo, it just depends on which Romo shows up out there. If they played us this Sunday in Dallas.. I could see them being favored by 7 or so points. I can't look at that game and honestly pick the Cowboys to win it. If, I'm being truly honest, I have to count it as a loss. Anything is possible though, I'm not saying we can't win it.. just doesn't seem likely in my mind.

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