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I will take the win but i know we are all irritated with "one thing"

Discussion in 'Jerry/Garrett/Rant Zone' started by CowboysFanSince88, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. CowboysFanSince88

    CowboysFanSince88 Well-Known Member

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    It don't matter, I like to get the 1st down and then take a shot down the field. Maybe that''s just me
  2. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    So you don't care what defense they are running. You want to just run it anyway. Nice.

    Like I said, I am not in that 'we.'
  3. jimnabby

    jimnabby Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Whatever else I may think about Garrett/Callahan, I am truly thankful that they're calling the plays instead of you.
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  4. Cowboy_Shawn

    Cowboy_Shawn Active Member

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    We didn't win that game that as comfortably as some of you are acting. We didn't put the game away until Williams' TD about halfway through the 4th quarter.

    Before that it was a 10-3 game.

    The OP has a point. The playcalling left a lot to be desired. I got better in the 2nd half but it was atrocious in the first half.
  5. Hoov

    Hoov Senior Member

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    LOL. That could be said of many posters here.
  6. CowboysFanSince88

    CowboysFanSince88 Well-Known Member

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    It doesn't have to be a run, it can be a 3 yd pass to get the 1st down on 2nd and 2
  7. tko112204

    tko112204 Active Member

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    Every play. And Philadelphia never had the ball with a chance to take the lead once it was 10-0. Never. Not once.

    But we almost lost. Your story man, you tell it.
  8. tko112204

    tko112204 Active Member

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    It is.
  9. Cowboy_Shawn

    Cowboy_Shawn Active Member

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    I think part of the problem was Romo kept holding the snap until the one second mark on the play clock. Seemed like the defense got a better jump off the LOS when they did that. Plus it looks like our guys are rushed and not quite as crisp in those situations.

    In the second half we lined up and snapped the ball quicker and the offense appeared to be more in sync.
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  10. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    The Eagles were bringing a lot of guys to the line and then bailing. I have no idea what front they were in but if they show me that then I am fine with taking a shot down field.

    If you want to go ultraconservative then fine. I imagine you were happy when they ran up the gut against the 11 man front on the Tanner TD.
  11. Section444

    Section444 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I noticed that, it's like we reverted to last year when that was the norm.
  12. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    The blocking today was terrible all around.
  13. Corso

    Corso Well-Known Member

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    Fuzzy is holding class.
    Will the student learn?
  14. CowboysFanSince88

    CowboysFanSince88 Well-Known Member

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    I said they could have made it close if they got a TD and made it 10-7 after Romo's pick but good thing the defense held. Next week bad play calling may not lead to a win
  15. tko112204

    tko112204 Active Member

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    Not a single bit of this equates to "almost led to a loss".

    Just admit you were being hyperbolic and let it go. Yes it was close for a while, but we never "almost lost".

    Like I said, once we had 10 points, they NEVER had the ball with a chance to take the lead. This nonsense about what they "could" have done is irrelevant.

    You just wanna ***** and moan.
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  16. Yakuza Rich

    Yakuza Rich Well-Known Member

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    Good play calling is about setting up options for future plays. If you throw it deep every time you get 2nd and 2, there is no disguise as to what you are going to do. And if you miss it, now you have a tricky 3rd and 2 which can stall out your drive. And in the end, if you can get more first downs than your opponent, you're typically going to win the game. That's really how the West Coast Offense evolved. It was Bill Walsh seeing that tallying more first downs than the opponent will likely win you the game.

    My issue with the playcalling is that we kept using shotgun and even worse, empty backfield...particularly on 1st and 2nd down. The entire defense knows you're not going to run the ball. And now they can come up with all of these different blitzes. It wasn't like the offense was shredding the Eagles using shotgun and empty backfield sets. In fact, Romo kept getting hit.

    And we still snap the ball at the last .00001 seconds when we are on the road. It may work early on, but in the end it will hurt the team. We saw this today as Romo started to get into the habit of doing that and in the end he threw a pick. When we got the ball back, we started snapping the ball earlier and drove right down and scored a TD.

    To me, it's a triad of Garrett-Callahan-Romo that worries me. Callahan calls to many pass plays, shot guns and empty backfields. Romo likes to audible out of running plays the hint of a blitz and audibles too much. And Garrett doesn't keep them in check.





    YR
  17. Jammer

    Jammer Retired Air Force Guy Zone Supporter

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    I am usually am a big advocate of more balance and running the ball even with it's not working at the start of a game. I can't fault the coaching staff for trying to air it out against the Eagles because the Eagles have a horrible pass defense. I was really disappointed the Cowboys couldn't take advantage of the Eagles' shortcomings more than they did. However; the Cowboys were supposed to have a horrible pass defense as well and you wouldn't know it by their last two games.

    It's a win against the Eagles. My most hated team, so I'm very happy.
  18. jaybird

    jaybird Active Member

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    The one only thing that frustrated me was we seem to get back the penalty problem.
  19. khiladi

    khiladi Well-Known Member

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    Garrett doesn't hold them in check, because Garrett has no clue... He's already demonstrated that...
  20. CowboysFanSince88

    CowboysFanSince88 Well-Known Member

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    You are right, we never almost gave up the game because the eagles scored no TD's. But you can't tell me that after Romo's pick and the eagles were in the redzone u were not concerned?

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