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News: New York Times In-Depth Cowboys Preview

Discussion in 'News Zone' started by TheCount, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    Read More: http://fifthdown.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/08/2011-dallas-cowboys-season-preview/

    Wow.

    I don't know if I agree, I still think the trenches are what holds this team back. The offense has been productive, except for when the offensive line and defensive line fall apart.

    All that being said, I have definitely had issues with Garrett's playcalling at times over the last couple of years, as have the most of us.

    Regardless, this is a tremendously well written article. Much better than a lot of the crap we get from the usual sources.
  2. Nav22

    Nav22 Well-Known Member

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    Pretty solid write-up. I didn't agree with all of it (and who the hell is Bryce McCann?), but a solid job overall by someone who doesn't cover the Cowboys on a daily basis.
  3. CooterBrown

    CooterBrown Well-Known Member

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    An excellent analysis. Probably the most non-biased, pro or con, preview I have read. The running back review probably was a little off, but overall, well-done.
  4. SDCowboy85

    SDCowboy85 Well-Known Member

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    What a bunch of crap. Romo's not sharp enough to play in hazardous conditions? Those are the only conditions he's ever played in. And EVERY QB needs top targets and good protection to excel. Peyton Manning and Tom Brady can't even play the game if they don't have pristine pockets to pass from. Has this guy never watched football or is he really that biased?
  5. VACowboy

    VACowboy Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I disagree about Romo some, as well as the assertion that "Laws of probability suggest the Cowboys won’t quite manage a top-flight passing attack," but not a bad piece...for a yankee. :D
  6. CowboyStar88

    CowboyStar88 Well-Known Member

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    LOL @ choice getting more carries LOL oh boy I love mondays!
  7. VACowboy

    VACowboy Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    :hammer:
  8. ethiostar

    ethiostar Well-Known Member

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    Very good read overall, although i don't agree with everything he has to say.
  9. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    Wow, what a complete garbage article. What happened to the New York Times? That might as well have been some Giants fanboy writing for Bleacher Report.
  10. BAT

    BAT Mr. Fixit

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    So Romo is not a genius level QB (ie P Manning, Brees, Rogers & Brady) and the D is not only dumber than a box of rocks, but "embarassingly undisciplined"?

    Was that the gist of it?
  11. ZeroClub

    ZeroClub just trying to get better

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    Given the highly critical tone of the article, the author's prediction is surprisingly charitable.
  12. EGG

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    I have to disagree with his trotting out Brees, Brady, Manning as QBs able to deliver top notch quarterbacking while under duress,,, none of those QBs are dealing with poor protection like Romo is.

    I think he is right about Romo needing good receivers and decent protection, but not because of a supposed lack of mental ability to make quick reads,,, I think it's his physical limitations. He isn't very tall so having his own linemen and the other team's players up in his face and around his feet makes reads and throwing in a lane very tough. Also, he doesn't have a rocket arm that he can dominate coverage with. I don't think Brees would have done any better in this environment either. Aaron Rogers on the other hand was able to overcome poor protection and deliver the goods, but that guy has a fantastic arm,,, not to mention excellent + receivers.
  13. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    Not really. It actually is a pretty objective look, but coming off a 6 win season, he's obviously going to find more negatives than he would analyzing the Packers.
  14. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I have to disagree with his trotting out Brees, Brady, Manning as QBs able to deliver top notch quarterbacking while under duress,,, none of those QBs are dealing with poor protection like Romo is.

    I agree egg. Teams around the NFL invest big money into top pass rushers why? Because you force mistakes by QB's when you can apply pressure. I don't care who the QB is if your hitting them and constantly in their face they will make mistakes.
  15. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I didn't agree with everything they said, but this was one of the more objective pieces on the Cowboys so far this preseason.
  16. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Well-Known Member

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    That was a good read.
  17. Muhast

    Muhast Newo

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    Minus the Romo section, I think most of it is pretty fair for a guy who doesn't cover the Cowboys.

    I'd rather read that over most of the bleacher report articles.
  18. Dave_in-NC

    Dave_in-NC Well-Known Member

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    Not a bad analysis. Hit on the player focus which seemed right since they re-focused once JG stepped in.

    Has Jerry pretty well nailed.
    I think his "really nice guy" comment is a stretch. I think Garrett is going to be a behind closed doors disciplinarian type coach. The nice guy is the public persona.

    Dead wrong on Romo I think. Give Romo time and he can be just as good as any one. Brady and Manning both play bad when hit often. Matter of fact they both start whining when it happens.;)

    Agree with him about the O line.
    The defense is yet to be seen run under Ryan so other than what we think the weaknesses are, who knows.
  19. Arkyvarminter

    Arkyvarminter Well-Known Member

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    Laws of probability suggest the Cowboys won’t quite manage a top-flight passing attack. This makes the running back tandem of Tashard Choice and Felix Jones all the more important. Expect Jones to start – he’s a former first-round pick. But don’t censure the Cowboys if they give the heavier load on Choice. He has fantastic lateral agility, a sounder inside running style and better durability than the electrifying Jones. Third-round pick DeMarco Murray, barring injuries like the hamstring that sidelined him during the start of training camp, will also figure into the rotation. Murray, like the veterans ahead of him, is a finesse runner.

    Garrett might surprise many and use Choice alot this year, it he stays, and I hope he does. Just don't trust Felix or Murray in terms of Durability.
  20. TwoDeep3

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    he’s just not a sharp enough quarterback to thrive under hazardous conditions.


    This!

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