Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by GimmeTheBall!, Mar 27, 2014.
People say this every year. It's hyperbole. Every draft is equally important.
It would take a draft like the one that pulled Ware, Spears, Canty, Barber and Ratliff in order for it to make a difference. On paper, this is a weaker football team than it was at the same time last year. It is one reason why I am starting to back away from wanting a strictly defensive draft to try a quick fix to run at the playoffs and be open to drafting the best player we can as we should look towards starting to reconstruct a deteriorated roster in more than one spot.
WELCOME TO THE CLUB!! We're having our 20 year anniversary pretty soon,,,,
No lead or turnover differential too great to squander.
Not true. This is the draft after being financially prudent (don't you dare say cap hell) where we suddenly realized we need to draft better.
yes and no. I agree there is no non important draft, its how you have sustained success. But I think for success this season hitting on a couple guys who can contribute right away is crucial.
I'm not surprised by your response, talking about instant impact from your draft picks, because it's that kind of short term thinking that would lead you to call this one of the most important drafts in recent history. It seems that way to you because it's now.
Fast forward a calendar year and somebody else will be calling the 2015 draft the most important and he'll be just as wrong as you are this year.
Depending on what happens from now until the 2015 draft it may be a crucial draft for us. My point simply is without coming away without an impact player, probably along the dline I cant see this team making it to the post season. Can I say that about a team like Seattle? Denver? New Orleans? Indy? These teams could trade their whole drafts for future picks and still be considered contenders for 2014. I can't say that about Dallas, thus I believe it is a more important draft than several other years over the past decade.
On the other hand, I can remember seasons at the end of Ol' Tom Landry's days as a coach when i expect NOTHING. Nothing! And then ever Sunday, after again being refused communion at church, I would return to my domicile put a quarter into the TV and await my customary Cowboys game. I knew these loveable bums would not win but it made for extra exciting sundays. Somehow the thought of the perpetual undergo (us) coming back to win against the detestible Steelers, Vikings or Rams or Giants was what kept me in my seat and away from a life of crime.
I recall those days being exiting. Disappointing, yes, but exciting to think of an upset.
So maybe that will be our modus operandis this season. Expect the best but know deep down that this team is a work in progress. A good offense with a horrific defense.
And who know?
A good draft and two starters from it could make us defensively credible. And if our offense perfect the long, long drives anything be possible.
I expect lots of incoherent Jerry speak.
the cowboys are not contenders this year or next or the next their qb is old so if they don't win now it may be years before they win again if they don't find a qb to replace romo then it will be years before they win again.
Yea right just like when you said you would not post here anymore
Lol. It is just the sickness of being a Dallas fan. We can't help ourselves. My expectation is 8-8. Just playing the odds.
Are you a product of the Farmer's Branch public school system?
Sorry for the off topic post.
I agree. I guess I appreciated the drastic reduction in interceptions by Tony last year but it was based on a whole lot of 3rd down check downs to Witten that fell short of first downs. He still makes the 'occasional' ballet pirouette move that evades rushers but not as often. He never runs either and he is an effective runner and roll out passer. Some of what made Romo who he was has been compromised because the proper middle ground has not been achieved yet. No more gunslinger. Ultra conservative. Take the sack and live to fight another down. I understand that philosophy. Truly I do.
By the same token, I like Aaron Rodgers' game a lot too. He is always around 3 or even 4 to one TD to int. ratio and every year he takes a ton of sacks as well, as he strongly believes in taking the sack over throwing the pick. I just wish if we were gonna try to alter Tony's game in a similar fashion, that we would see the same TD production results that Rodgers does annually. Just my two cents and I probably didn't explain it as well as I wanted to but thanks for allowing my rant anyway.
In terms of being competitive this year it's a very important draft, having 11 choices in the deepest draft in NFL History can't hurt that importance.
This has been the biggest change for me. Not that I do it often, but there were certainly at least a couple of games last year where I just started laughing, turned off the game, and found something better to waste time doing. Could be the accumulative effect of 3 seasons of average to terrible Cowboy football, but I didn't even feel upset when I switched those games off.
So long as Jerry is the GM they will not win anything important. I thought we got used to that years ago?
I fully expect one of the most exciting 8-8 seasons. They just keep getting better and better.