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News: Moore: Rival 49ers’ berth in Super Bowl has got to gall Cowboys fans… and it may get

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  1. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    http://cowboysblog.dallasnews.com/2...-gall-cowboys-fans-and-it-may-get-worse.html/

    NEW ORLEANS — San Francisco is back. The Cowboys’ fiercest rival from the 1990s has returned to prominence. A win over Baltimore on Sunday evening in Super Bowl XLVII would allow the 49ers to break their tie with Dallas and join Pittsburgh with six titles as the league’s most successful franchises.


    That’s got to hurt. “I can remain professional and say no, but why do that?” Cowboys Hall of Fame receiver Michael Irvin said. “Absolutely it does.”


    Eleven NFC franchises have appeared in the Super Bowl since the Cowboys last took home the Lombardi Trophy on Jan. 28, 1996. Perhaps the only solace found at Valley Ranch was that San Francisco had also fallen off the competitive map.


    The absence of the Cowboys and 49ers made it a little easier to rationalize that all, proud franchises must spend some time in the valley before they return to the mountain top. That excuse is no longer available to the Cowboys.


    Here’s another sobering thought: Not only are the 49ers appreciably better than the Cowboys, they appear built to stay. Only five players who will start in Sunday’s game are in their 30s.
  2. CowboysYanksLakers

    CowboysYanksLakers Well-Known Member

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    Very good article... This will be a very frustrating Superbowl to watch. The 49ers are completely loaded!
  3. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    They are loaded. They are much like the 90's Cowboys with the oline and running game. They a a physical, fast team with a bright future. I like the team they have put together and the way they play the game.

    Dallas could have the same type of team if their priorities were different.
  4. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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    Go Ravens.
  5. CowboysYanksLakers

    CowboysYanksLakers Well-Known Member

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    Exactly... Could be seeing a Dynasty in the making.
  6. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    The only reason they are there and we are here is Jerruh. I hope someone points that out to him. And reminds him of that all day long.
  7. visionary

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    They can't be in the SB because of good personnel or good coaching

    It has to be one of

    Pure luck
    The ball bounced their way
    The NFL is cyclical and it was just their turn

    I am sure it is one of these, just can't put my finger on which one

    Maybe one of the more knowledgable posters on the site can help
  8. PA Cowboy Fan

    PA Cowboy Fan Well-Known Member

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    It's like the 1980's all over again. Very frustrating.
  9. BHendri5

    BHendri5 Well-Known Member

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    no they are there because of their own merit. We are home because of lack of execution on our team, Jerry is not at fault.
  10. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    you forget the sarcasm emoticon
  11. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    Unfortunately this thread is about SF being in the SB which means maybe another Lombardi which is difficult for me to consider. Hopefully we won't turn this into another bash Jerry thread.

    I do believe the overall level of talent on their squad vs ours is legitimate.

    I'm sure they're happy with Harbaugh but I've wondered how well Singletary would have done with more time.
  12. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    everything I have heard about Singletary is that he is just not HC material.
  13. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    I don't really know. I suspect he had something to do with the culture of that club. I don't know how much credit to give Harbaugh but a significant amount. I don't give him all the credit.
  14. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    I think he is the reason that they are the smash-mouth, physical team that they are now.
  15. Ntegrase96

    Ntegrase96 Well-Known Member

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    Maybe. I feel like Harbaugh maybe gets TOO much credit though. For 3-4 years leading up to last season, everyone talked about how 'this could be the 49ers year' because they had obvious talent... mostly from sucking for so long and getting high draft picks.

    The guys Harbaugh picked up weren't all that impressive last night. Harbaugh's marquee guy, Aldon Smith, seemed rather invisible last night also. Kaepernick seemed in over his head (but not his fault really), Culliver made more mistakes than good plays, etc.

    He seems like a good HC, but I think he may get too much credit in some areas.
  16. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    hard to over state what they have done the last two years under him though; they showed nothing compared to that under Singletary.
  17. December90

    December90 New Member

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    I hope you are right...

    I would love for the NFL powers from the 80's to return to prominence again.

    Regarding Singletary, ask yourself this question. How many Hall of Fame players make even halfway decent coaches? I can only think of a couple (Ditka was a great player and coach) but for the most part the best coaches either didn't play the game, or were not very good at it when they did play.
  18. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    Doubt there will be a strike this time.
  19. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    Lol, what? Nobody said that. What they said was that they had a good defense but no QB because Alex Smith couldn't play and was a huge bust.
  20. December90

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    I knew there would be a catch...

    Also, don't be surprise when the current CBA expires if there is a strike with Both Jerry Jones and Dan Snyder coming out on the Players side after the Salary Cap penaltyfor overspending a non-existant salary cap.

    Mara gave the players a bunch of ammo to not trust the owners to honor their agreements (as they have admitting to having an illegal "gentlemens agreement" to not honor the "Poison Pill" in the last CBA of the "uncapped" year.)

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