If we win the Media has no choice but proclaim Dallas for REAL.

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Champsheart, Oct 22, 2005.

  1. Champsheart

    Champsheart Active Member

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    It does not matter where you go to look the Media is taking the Seattle Seahawks to win this game with no doubts.

    Everywhere I look or hear it is Seattle, Seattle, Seattle.

    That is the pick.

    As this year has gone the media has been jumping on our Bandwagon, but not this week.

    They see a team just coming of 2 division wins and wonder how much we can have in the tank.

    They see a team that is playing the #1 Offense for 3 weeks in a row, how can Dallas do it 3 weeks in a row.

    They see S. Alexander running all over everybody, and think he will be the difference.

    They see us playing on the road and on the West Coast for the 4th time in this early season.

    They see a Seahawk team that rarely drops one in their own Stadium, and are looking at the Seashawks as contenders.

    Folks, if we go into Seattle and win this ball game, the Media has no choice but to proclaim the Dallas Cowboys as contenders and for real.

    Now really who cares what the fricking Media thinks because this game is the type of game that can set this team up for something special this year.

    Philly and New York are playing tough games as well, and one if not both will lose. If we lose it continues to be a clogged division, but if we win, and you look at the schedule over the next couple of weeks, we can get some seperation.

    And when all and all is said this game we play tomorrow could have huge impacts on a tie breaker between Dallas and Seattle for Home Field or a Bye, you never know.

    Tomorrow's game is a BIG one! You feeling it?
  2. Cowboy from New York

    Cowboy from New York Well-Known Member

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    Not to mention pulling off a W without JJ and with a backup LT.
    How can anyone doubt oud D if they shutdown the top ranked offense for the 3rd week straight?
  3. ghst187

    ghst187 Well-Known Member

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    Alexander is overrated IMO. 8 of his 12 TDs came against Houston and AZ. Not saying he's not a very good RB, but I still wouldn't rank him in my top 3, maybe not top 5.
    I agree with your post, but I think most are picking Seattle because of the injuries to Flo, Crayton, and JJ. I think if those weren't factored in, the media would at least be split on their pick. Everyone is also probably a little gun-shy about believing that Bledsoe can keep it up.
    I actually already don't like all the media attention we're getting. I'd rather come out of the shadows.
  4. JackMagist

    JackMagist The Great Communicator

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    Sorry ghst but the Cowboys will never Come Out of the Shadows. This team is watched too closely by everyone concerned with the NFL to sneak up on anyone past the fifth game of the season. If the Cowboys show any sign of having a good team everyone will be gunning for them; it’s who we are.

    We got a lot of props from the media after the Philly game and we would still be getting them if not for the injuries. I'm convinced that all of the prognostications going against us now are as much wishful thinking as it is analysis.
  5. Trip

    Trip New Member

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    If we win this game tomorrow, WHEN we win this game tomorrow, I think we will have more media types picking us to win the East, and ultimately the NFC than any other team out there, especially if Philly loses to the Chargers. Already, there's a lot of them jumping on the wagon. But their opinion and 50 cents will still just get you a cup of coffee.

    However for a fairly young team, a win tomorrow pretty much guarantees first place and a 6-2 record at the break, and that could do wonders for their confidence in the second half. This could be the kind of the win that could really get a team on a roll... oh wait... the last two were those kinds of wins. Hell we're already on a roll, we'll win no question!
  6. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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    Don't really care what the media proclaims. It's not like what they say makes it so, one way or the other.

    If we won the superbowl and they kept saying we weren't for real, it wouldn't bother me one bit. The media aren't football experts, they're journalists. They went to school to learn how to write (theoretically). They didn't know the nuances of the game of football any more then you and I, and in most cases they know LESS then the average fan, IMO.
  7. Sarge

    Sarge Red, White and brew... Staff Member

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    I don't blame the 'experts' for picking Seattle. Here we sit without our starting RB and we're relying on T. Tucker to take over the LT spot.

    On the other hand , they have lost Hamlin.

    The intangible many aren't taking into consideration, hopefully, is the affect Hamlins' injury/situation has on the psyche for Seattle.

    Their WR's are banged up as well. (to me, this is HUGE as to how this game unfolds).

    If we can contain Alexander from a running standpoint AND out of the backfield, we stand an excellent chance. Their recievers are just so beat up.

    We'll see.
  8. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    For at least one week. We lose at home to Arizona and all is lost.
  9. Rockytop6

    Rockytop6 Well-Known Member

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    Why so much obsession with what the media thinks? Remember who makes up the media and their various biases. I don't care what any of them think. I only care about the Cowboys winning, not to impress the media but for the team, the organization and the fans. The media could pick us every week but if we didn't perform what would it mean? Nothing.
    Regardless of who is favored this Sunday, the game is played on the field. We might not win but we do have a chance and what else can you ask for? I understand that our team, by and large, is inexperienced with either being in the NFL, with the Cowboys, or with the scheme.
    Regardless of tomorrow, we will get better. I am only concerned with making the playoffs and keeping the injuries to a minimum. If that happens, we will make some noise, and maybe a lot of noise, in the playoffs.
  10. JackMagist

    JackMagist The Great Communicator

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    Another factor that gets overlooked is that Grant Wistrom is also banged up. That might just give Tucker enough of an edge to hold his own against him.
  11. Sarge

    Sarge Red, White and brew... Staff Member

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    Excellent point Jack.
  12. DBoys

    DBoys New Member

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    Good points guys... I have watched the last part of the Dallas Giants game several times and to be honest other than one mistake Tucker looked better than Flo. Flo made a lot of mistakes in that game.
  13. TheSkaven

    TheSkaven Last Man Standing Zone Supporter

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    It's also a big game because of potential tie-breakers down the road. It's very possible that the Cowboys and Seahawks end the season with the same record, either (a) both winning the division, and seeding order might mean a first round BYE or (b) determining whether or not one or the other gets a final wildcard spot.

    Hardly a must win, but this is a great chance to put some distance between some of our divisional opponents.
  14. TheSkaven

    TheSkaven Last Man Standing Zone Supporter

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    That's true. Now Flo is definitely the better player (IMHO) but he hasn't exactly had a stellar season thus far. In that Giant game in particular, he makes a myriad of mistakes, holding calls, false start, and he gave up one big sack that resulted in a Bledsoe fumble.

    I feel fine about Tucker at LT. I do think we'll miss Crayton, I like Price, but Crayton brought a few more things to the table.
  15. DBoys

    DBoys New Member

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    True Crayton has good awareness of the field. He always knows where he needs to get to and he does it. Our 3rd down conversion success has a lot to do with Crayton.
  16. Paniolo22

    Paniolo22 Hawaiian Cowboy

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    I think Crayton had more 1st downs not because of his awareness, but because he almost always broke the first tackle around him. THAT gave us more first downs.
  17. Paniolo22

    Paniolo22 Hawaiian Cowboy

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    Annnnd...the media does have a choice, they just won't like the one they have to choose.

    But we will :D
  18. Da Hammer

    Da Hammer The Natural

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    In the words of Stone Cold Steve Austin, "I don't give a rats *** what they think" but if we win we will probably be favored to win the NFC which is great and all but it doesn't make it true.
  19. DBoys

    DBoys New Member

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    Crayton has not broke many tackles in third down situations. Kickoff returns he has but not many in passing situations. The only ones I can remember is the touchdown against SD and the one against Oakland. He catches the ball then gets to the first down marker often pulling defenders.
  20. Paniolo22

    Paniolo22 Hawaiian Cowboy

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    Go and watch the film, he broke at least 4 tackles so far to get a 1st down when he caught it short, including the TD against SD.

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