My Wishes For 2013

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by TwoDeep3, Jun 29, 2013.

  1. TwoDeep3

    TwoDeep3 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Romo throws less than ten interceptions - 4100 yards - 28 TDs

    The offensive line at least is better than the average team this year

    Dez - 1700 yards, 110 catches, 16 TDs

    Austin plays the entire season healthy

    Williams Escobar combine for 450 yards and 5 TDs

    Murray is healthy and has over 1000 yards - 14 TDs

    Ware is healthy and has 16 sacks

    Spencer has 10 sacks

    Lee and Carter are Pro Bowlers

    MO leads the league in picks

    A real ball hawk safety emerges And i don't care what his name is - it could be Rowdy

    Dallas is top 3 in takeaways

    Dallas beats New England in the Super Bowl 38 - 27
  2. spolcyc

    spolcyc Member

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    I'm glad you put the word "wishes" in the title.
  3. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    I'll just take the turnovers and good health.
  4. Biggems

    Biggems White and Nerdy

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    Romo hoisting the Lombardi and then giving a double Stone Cold salute to the mediots
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  5. Afigueroa22

    Afigueroa22 Well-Known Member

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    Out of all of those predictions, I think Murray getting 14 tds is the most far fetched.
    Austin being healthy all year being a close second.
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  6. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    I'll take the superbowl. Whatever stats get us there I'm cool with.
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  7. Lonestar94

    Lonestar94 Well-Known Member

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    Romo better pass more than 4100 in today's league! 5000 is the new 4000.

    I'd rather Dallas beat Houston in the SB 27-10
  8. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    If Dez has 110 catches, 1700 yards, 16 TD's and Willaims/Escobar combine for 450 yards and 5 TD's while Austin stays healthy Romo will have a lot more than 4100 yards and 28 TD's. You have yet to figure in Witten's/Austin's yards and TD's. If Austin stays healthy all year he would have a 1000 yard season. The Cowboys could have 3 1000 yard receivers and you're only giving Romo 4100 yards and 28 TD's?
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  9. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    I don't care about the stats that much either. I like the outcome.
  10. TwoDeep3

    TwoDeep3 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Make your own wish list, critic....:C)
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  11. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    My wish list would include a SB win every year but I try and be realistic. Realistically Dez has the potential to put up the numbers you listed. Romo has the potential to put up numbers much better than you've listed because he's done it. He put up almost 5000 yards last season and in 07 tossed 36 TD's. He's had 2 full seasons with 10 or less int's. If he could put it all together into a spectacular season the Cowboys could go farther than some think if the defense is improved.
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  12. StarSchema

    StarSchema Well-Known Member

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    Wish list: Last year's injured draft picks do very well, and this year's draft picks prove themselves. I'll start small and work my way up:

    Danny Coale plays well enough in training camp to force team to keep six at WR, and he makes them glad they did during the season.

    Matt Johnson eats up everything in training camp, and has a great year as starter.

    Ware breaks single season sack record.

    Cowboys lead all teams in takeaways.

    Sean Lee knocks Golden Tate completely out clean hit during NFC championship game, pops the ball out, TD return, sports network creates new "best hit of the week" spot named after the play, and shows the clip each week next year during that spot.

    Romo wins three playoff games and super bowl with zero interceptions.

    And finally, during an interview after the Super Bowl, Romo mentions he laughs hystericaly every time Chris Cooley gets cut by the Redskins, which inspires a young entrepreneur to invent a board game based on Cooley's unspectacular attempts at comebacks and awkward misfortune, which then becomes the most popular college drinking game in history, being referred to by comedians, late night television hosts, and referenced in the TV series "Glee" and "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader".
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  13. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    If Williams/Escobar only combine for 450 yards and 5 TD's you're going to see a lot of unhappy fans on this board especially with Escobar. Those combined numbers aren't a whole lot better than Marty B put up his rookie year. Escobar is going to have to raise the bar and produce to live up to his draft status. He's going to have to put up 450 yards on his own and 7-8 TD's to quiet those of us down who were disgusted with Jerry using another #2 on a TE.
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  14. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    I expect 800+ from WR3-5 and 4-500 from Escobar or 600-900 from the other TEs (Edit: I meant all the TEs besides Witten). I think Tony will throw for 35+ TDs this year and 10-15 INTs. I expect to play in the 2 round of the playoffs at least and I won't be surprised to see us in the CC game or SB although we're 15-30 to 1 odds right now.
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  15. TwoDeep3

    TwoDeep3 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I think expecting much more than that from two rookies is really ambitious, KJJ
  16. Gameover

    Gameover Well-Known Member

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    I don't think any of your wishes will come true

    Williams Escobar ... Who is that?

    1,700 yds for Dez? Let's let him go for 1,400 first

    I'll just take healthy seasons from Carter and Lee! Who cares about the pro bowl

    Mo won't lead league in INT.Let's hope he improves off last years lackluster rookie campaign

    I'm really worried about ware.I'm not sure if he isn't on the downside

    Could care less about Miles Austin.He plays the game w/o a care in the world

    The Okie State back intrigues me more than Murray at this point

    Spencer had his career year.See his production dropping in the 4-3

    The line should be better with a healthy Phil Hogan.

    I'm not sure if the Cows will ever have a real safety again under Jerry

    I'll settle for top 12 in takeaways#needycantbegreedy

    No trolling; Honest gut feeling:This is the year that Romo plays so horrible, that Jerry Jones has no choice but to bench him

    I just hope we don't blow another division title in primetime
  17. Hoofbite

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    God, I hope Williams and Escobar have way more than that.

    450 Yards and 5 TDs? That's almost what Ogletree had by himself last year. Literally like half of what Laurent Robinson put up in 2011.

    I don't expect massive numbers but if we're "wishing" lets get a little closer to actually making a 2nd and 3rd round pick worth while, not just helping out to the tune of 30 yards per week and a little over 1 TD per month between the two of them. Honestly, if those two only combine for that amount I don't think the offense will be all that successful unless Dallas were to have utilized the 2TE formation far less than what is planned AND Williams was unable to beat out the combo of Harris/Beasley/Coale. Escobar is being billed as a very good receiver, I think with the playing time he'll have he should get those numbers on his own and considering how hard up the team is to get the receiving threat from the #2 TE, he should surpass what would be his share of those numbers by a fair amount.

    Honestly, I think Hanna and Harris could have gotten those numbers had they been given the playing time that Williams and Escobar appear to be lined up for. Harris had half the yards but didn't even get significant snaps on offense until Thanksgiving. Hanna probably only saw a play or two in any given game until the end of the season. PFF has him down for 109 snaps, 65 of which he was running a route and 40 of those came in the last month of the season. Half of all his snaps came in the last month. Even at the 86 yards he put up in that month, that'd be over 300 for the year.

    I really don't know how much of a role the two of them (Williams in particular) can possibly have considering that one of them being on the field almost means that the other is not. I can't see any way that Dallas would take Austin or Bryant off, Witten never comes off the field and I doubt that Dallas goes empty backfield all that much. Unless Williams somehow passes Austin or Dallas tries to preserve Miles by giving him a good amount of plays off every week, I don't know how much of Williams will be seen. Seems like he's more of a pick for the future when Dallas decides to move Austin in a couple years. But supposedly he's looked sharp in the early stuff so who knows, maybe he'll play well enough to pull some real playing time this year.

    One thing I will agree with is this:

    I pray that one of the young guys can make some serious strides and take what looks to be a starting job from Allen. He's the only guy with any experience at all in the system or any significant amount of experience in general, so I think the job is pretty much his. If that isn't the plan I have no idea as to why the team would sign him if his experience could be trumped by a rookie (or in Johnson's case, basically a rookie) who isn't ready to play and who has no experience at the NFL level.

    That said, I hope one of those guys blows the doors off the competition and puts Allen into a sub role. If they can't, I think Allen starts and I don't have much confidence in a guy who's last interception came when Roy Williams was a good safety in the NFL and a guy who basically didn't play for multiple years until forced into a bit of act last season. He's started 9 games in the last 6 years after having been sent to the bench by Kiffin in Tampa. Just doesn't instill a lot of confidence in me but I can't imagine he'd be much worse than what has been out there for the last couple seasons.
  18. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure there's a scenario in which your gut feeling plays out with Dallas still being in a position to play for the division title so you can probably let that worry go a bit.

    I'd check up on that gut though if I were you. Doesn't sound too healthy and I'm not sure there's a legit reason to still doubt the guy at this point. He's strung together strong enough performances for long enough now that there's no reason to really entertain the idea that he'll regress into some horrible Quincy Carter type QB that it would take for him to be benched. This leads me to believe your gut feeling isn't actually Romo-related but possibly Montezuma's Revenge.
  19. Sarge

    Sarge Red, White and brew... Staff Member

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    As a team, the Cowboys had 8 rushing touchdowns last year and only 5 in 2011. I hope you are correct, but I have my doubts that we have done enough on the OL to grab 14 touchdowns rushing overall, let alone by one RB.

    The OL is, and has been, my main concern with this team for 5 years running. Specifically, their run blocking. If you are correct here, this team will be a serious contender. If we produce the same rushing numbers as 2011 and 2012, we'll end up.........frankly, where we would deserve to be - on the outside looking in.
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  20. Alexander

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

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    Turnovers are one the great equalizers in football that always pays dividends. If somehow Kiffin and Marinelli can will this team into getting more, it will result in more wins. Take the ball away more and don't give it back as often. That's one of the ways Washington won the division. It is why the Bears remained competitive making a SB and conference championship twice under Lovie Smith despite a relatively punchless offense both times.

    We had years of relatively good health earlier this decade and it did not make much of a difference.
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