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Off Season What If - '98 Aikman, Irvin, Smith, and Moss

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by TwoDeep3, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. NextGenBoys

    NextGenBoys Active Member

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    Ugh, I refuse to answer these questions. I hate playing the what if game.
  2. dart

    dart Benched

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    if we had drafted Moss I'd say no HOF for Irvin
  3. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    What?
  4. khiladi

    khiladi Well-Known Member

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    Don't know.. He was a huge Cowboys fan growing up from what I know, and always felt they spurned him.

    As far as Galloway, Galloway busted his knee, which was the real issue and Galloway was, at Seattle, a beast.
  5. Plankton

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    I think ending up in Minnesota was the best thing to ever happen to Moss. Coming to Dallas with all of the temptations in the city would have caused him to implode off the field, IMHO.

    On the field, it would have been interesting. A big component of his success would not have been realized with Aikman's average deep throwing ability (due to his back issues). The defense would have still been an issue, with an ineffective pass rush, and don't forget the injury issues with both Deion Sanders (his toe injury happened against the Seahawks that year, and he was never the same player again) and Kevin Smith (his back gave out).

    It's fun to think about, but they only won two games outside the division that year. They were a very flawed team that year that took advantage of a ridiculously bad division.
  6. theranchsucks

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    Randy Moss took a bad Vikings team to a 15-1 record and straight to the superbowl his first year. He revived Randal Cunninghams career, and made a career for Gus Ferrotte and Jeff George. He would have stopped Jerry from making the Galloway trade, and while not a lot of people liked Chan Gailey he was a very creative offensive mind and would have had that team 98-00 scoring around 28 a game. Randy Moss in, Billy Davis out.....please. This team would have been special. No doubt in my mind Irvin doesn't get injured and the triplets remain together till 02 probably. Probably would have been renamed the quadruplets. Sick!!!!!!!!!

    Another way to look at it is Randy Moss, a 00 first rounder, an 01 first rounder
    OR
    Greg Ellis, Joey Galloway
  7. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    The Vikings didn't make it to the Super Bowl they lost to Atlanta in the playoffs and that wasn't a bad Vikings team.
  8. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    Are you serious? :rolleyes: Irvin already had a HOF career by the time Moss was drafted.
  9. dart

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    I thought t he were drafted closer together
  10. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    Not even close Irvin was drafted in 88 and Moss in 98. Irvin's final season was in 99 he played only 4 games. Sounds like you haven't been following the Cowboys for very long.
  11. dart

    dart Benched

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    I watched the Ice Bowl the day it happened
  12. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    Then you been watching the game longer than me odd that you didn't realize Irvin came along a decade before Moss.
  13. Texas_Pete

    Texas_Pete Active Member

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    Jerry Rice extended the shelf life of Montana. Moss would have more than done the same for Aikman, Irvin, and Emmitt too. Bottom line, Dallas' FO goofed big time by not selecting Moss. I'm glad they didn't repeat that mistake by not selecting Dez - who just so happen to be blossoming right before our eyes.

    But to answer the question of the OP, we'd have at least 6 rings with Moss on the roster IMO. This is presuming that JJ were still coaching. :D
  14. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Joe Montana was 29 years old when Jerry Rice joined the 49ers in 1985. He was also coming off of a Superbowl winning season. Rice didn't have to extend Montana's shelf life because Joe was still going very strong at that point in his career

    Troy Aikman was 32 years old in 1998 and the Cowboys were coming off of a 6-10 season and going through a coaching change. While 32 is not really old for a QB, Troy was an old 32. He had been beat up quite a bit in his career. Aikman had already undergone numerous leg and back injuries prior to that season.

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