My three scenario prediction for this year

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  1. rwalters31

    rwalters31 Well-Known Member

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    With as many defensive and offensive players leaving it is hard to see the future of the 2017 season. However, with what we know now, a few stabs at what the end record will be can be made. I have 3 scenarios from worse to best:

    Scenario 1: With the loss of two of last year’s OL and the unknown replacement impact to fill run blocking and pass blocking; Dak will pick up more passing responsibility since the run blocking will suffer from the loss of the 2 OL men and if Dak is hurt; The defense has loss too many known experience players with few FA. This would lend itself to another 4-12 season.



    Scenario 2: If somehow the offense is able to stay health and the two replacement OL work well the offense should take a small step backwards on rushing but a better showing on passing; Somehow and someway the defense picks like they normally do and the defensive coach can make them into a top 20 team; and finally a healthy team. This would lend itself to an 8-8 season.



    Scenario 3: The offense is the same as scenario 2; this is where it gets scary, the wonderful scouting department wins every round in the draft and we pick a winning starter in every round and the UDFA is a jack pot, this is the greatest draft in NFL history. The defense turns out to be a top 5 defense. This would somehow someway lead the Cowboys to a 10-6 record and a playoff berth as Division Winner.



    Of course this is an early prognoses and a lot can happen. However, I am leaning to the 8-8 record scenario.
     
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  2. Carharris2

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  3. waving monkey

    waving monkey Well-Known Member

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    I differ with the term [loss of two] o/lineman. Collins was the guard and is returning to his position. Disclaimer; Leary was damn good.
    What was all the constant clammier regards Free all about? You guys got your wish! Now losing Free is the problem/
     
  4. bb721

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  5. bb721

    bb721 Well-Known Member

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    So you're saying we could either be bad, average, or good. Fascinating !!!!
     
  6. Joe Realist

    Joe Realist No Kool-Aid here!

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    Based on Garrett's pattern of W-L, this will be a 3-13 year, meaning Dak got hurt and Moore plays.
     
  7. rwalters31

    rwalters31 Well-Known Member

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    Scenario 1 we are sucking badly and next year is a good draft year. Scenario 2 is an average year and the draft next year is average draft year with the Cowboys staying average again. Scenario 3 is an excellent year with the team a super bowl capable team for about three years even with last place drafting every year.:)
     
  8. CowboysWillRise

    CowboysWillRise Well-Known Member

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    Lol so we have to have a historical draft class in order to win three LESS games than last year?

    I think wed actually be better than last year in that scenerio. Unless youre counting the losses as insurmountable, which they are far from.

    The most likely scenerio:
    There will be some regression of our 13-3 record. We will hit on a handful of draft picks, say 3-4 if we are lucky. Our offense wont miss a beat with Dak now in year two. Our DL will step up with the continued improvement of Collins, Irving and Mayowa plus draft pick(s) Our secondary will struggle a little towards the beginning of the year but improve as the season goes on. All in all I expect a good season and a playoff win. Im not claiming superbowl and Im not claiming 4-12. I believe our talent level to be that of a 10+ win team for the foreseeable future.
     
  9. EST_1986

    EST_1986 Well-Known Member

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    I have a prediction. We will play 16 games; we will win some we will lose some but nobody will ever be happy.
     
  10. CowboysWillRise

    CowboysWillRise Well-Known Member

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    We need back to back winning seasons in the worst way. Winning needs to become the norm, maybe then we can make an actual superbowl run.
     
  11. canters

    canters Well-Known Member

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    Collins will not be as good a Leary, safe to say. If Green can stay healthy, I thnk he can be a solid OT for years to come. Free, for all his faults, was a good run blocker. Can Green get it done? We will see.

    I can see the OL not being as good at the start of the season as we would hope. We will still need to run the ball to protect the defense. I can see us falling off with the tougher schedule and the week-documented roster issues. But if we can generate a better pass rush and play decent in other areas on defense, I still think we will be a payer come December. The other teams in our division have issues as well. Heck, the 'skins might end up losing both WRs and their QB in one off season.
     
  12. jazzcat22

    jazzcat22 Well-Known Member

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    And we will get many more the sky is falling or has fallen, has never risen threads. Seems like more than even after the 4-12 injury ridden season.
    5 weeks until the draft, it's going to be a very long 5 weeks.
     
  13. jazzcat22

    jazzcat22 Well-Known Member

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    The OL was in flux at the beginning of last season too, and held up.
    Tyron Smith was having some issues, as well as Collins before Leary took over. Yes, because of an injury. Then Green was having his Injury problems.
    Free was playing slightly injured too.

    I agree, they will need that adjustment period, but so will most teams. The OL is the least of my concerns. The offense in general is the same. Even though I think our TE's better get healthy, as we may need to address.

    Defense, we need S's, CB's, DE's of course, and we still need a few LB's fir if Smith can't go, and need to replace depth, from Gachkar and Durant.
     
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  14. sadams

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    we are going to have fits covering the receivers in our division. Thats a scenario that needs to be added.
     
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  15. Chris in Arizona

    Chris in Arizona I am Death

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    Then with the 4th pick in the 2018 draft, the Cowboys select:
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    Malik Jefferson, LB, Texas

    The Cowboys bounce back and everyone thinks Garrett is a genius again.

    Amazing what (hypothetical) talent can do for a team.
     
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  16. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    It was just fascinating but also incredibly bold.
     
  17. rwalters31

    rwalters31 Well-Known Member

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    I see that you are a glass half full kind of Fan. I am more of the glass half empty Fan until the team can stay winning and produce at less one win in the play offs. That one win can only happen when the defense is top 5 and we draft accordingly.
     
  18. CowboysWillRise

    CowboysWillRise Well-Known Member

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    Realistically for me to be truly confident we are going to need to put together back to back winning seasons. Fortunately I dont believe we have to have a top 5 defense to win a playoff game. I understand your half empty glass though, but I think your idea of what it will take for us to be contenders in a watered down league is a bit unrealistic.
     
  19. cowboyblue22

    cowboyblue22 Well-Known Member

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    I think somewhere between 8 or nine wins miss the playoffs to many questions not enough answers and they have to play a lot of very good defensive teams this season who can put lots of pressure on the qb
     
  20. Gameover

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