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Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Bleu Star, Nov 13, 2013.

  1. Bleu Star

    Bleu Star Agent Coulson

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    So let's look at things from a different point of view. Before the season started, how many of you would have been perfectly content going into the bye week 5-5 tied for 1st place in the division?

    Please don't misconstrue this post as me pumping sunshine. I'm probably more pissed off than most of you. I'm just curious as to the responses based on the perspective of your collective points of view going into the season.
  2. Vertigo_17

    Vertigo_17 Well-Known Member

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    Not me. 5-5 is mediocre and just because we're tied for first place in a very weak division, I think our record speaks for itself against teams with a winning record. Very disappointed as we should be showing improvement in this 3rd year under JG
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  3. Super_Kazuya

    Super_Kazuya Well-Known Member

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    I'll think of it in terms of telling me before the season started, "you can take this (the present) no questions asked, or you can play the season out".

    I would have passed... mainly because this team traditionally does not finish well, and 2 of the 3 division games are on the road.
  4. Vintage

    Vintage The Cult of Jib

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    5-5? no.

    In first place? Yes.
  5. Bleu Star

    Bleu Star Agent Coulson

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    Does the occupation of 1st place signify some level of improvement? I'll be straight with you, while I would love to take Garrett out behind the woodshed and ring his neck (Jerry too), I understand the reality of it all is that we have what we will have to deal with until at least season's end. Teams that looked mediocre at this point have gone on to win Super Bowls. It's written in the history books.

  6. dupree89

    dupree89 Well-Known Member

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    Fair Question. And a good one. I had the team going 2-2 in each quarter of the season. So, I would say they are right where I thought they'd be. With that said, I am disappointed. I expected the defense to be bad...but probably not this bad. But the really disappointing thing for me is the inconsistency of the offense. IE. First half of both the Vikes and Saints game. I expected a much more consistent offense, and I thought many of our losses would be of the 38-34 variety. So, while I expected a .500 team....its frustrating to see such inconsistency in the offense--and I truly did not expect that.
  7. Bleu Star

    Bleu Star Agent Coulson

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    Good points. Would you agree that parity is more alive and well today than ever before in the league? The phrase "Any Given Sunday" finds a wealth of support every week.
  8. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    Why would anyone be satisfied with a 5-5 record?
  9. Bleu Star

    Bleu Star Agent Coulson

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    <-- raises hand..

    Because 5-5 going into a bye week can easily turn into a run of Ws.
  10. dupree89

    dupree89 Well-Known Member

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    I am not satisfied, its just what I expected.
  11. Pabst

    Pabst Active Member

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    8-8, 8-8, 5-5.

    Why would anyone settle for average, again?
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  12. ChldsPlay

    ChldsPlay Well-Known Member

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    No, I expected at least 4 wins through week 5. This is pathetic...though with JG, not that surprising really.
  13. superonyx

    superonyx Well-Known Member

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    I would take first place if that was the scenario. Our record means nothing if we are in the playoffs. Didn't the Cardinals make it to the Super Bowl a few years ago with either a 7-9, 8-8, or 9-7 record?

    Now I am not thrilled with the way we have played.
    I am looking at things from a perspective of the "New NFL" and realizing that last years Super Bowl champions are below .500 this year, the giants and redskins are below .500, the best team in the league today was a team so awful last year that they were 2-14.........This is parity. This is the new nfl.

    I am a huge Jerry Jones fan (not many can say that). Because I respect his passion and I see an owner over the years that has tried about everything possible to build a winner again. Remember he learned under Jimmy Johnson and they paid the core veterans. Truth is Jimmy Johnson would win in this NFL either. That offensive line couldn't exist in the days of free agency and salary caps. Jerry tried to buy the missing pieces in free agency several times. Jerry tried to be creative in the draft like the Patriots and accumulate draft picks. Jerry tried to trade for players he thought would get us over the top. What he hasn't been good at is being lucky enough to have the right mix of cheap players with stars who are playing in the perfect system at the perfect time.

    What I see is a team that has had an extreme level of injuries over the last 2 season and in the New NFL that equals .500 football at best.
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  14. Super_Kazuya

    Super_Kazuya Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I think so.... though it's been that way for awhile. I think some of our mentally challenged fans have been so inundated with the "oh no, we're .500" by the media that they are actually starting to believe that .500 is a bad record. Like as if you went 2-14 and did the math on the winning percentage, 2 divided by 16 would yield .500.
  15. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    Im just curious here, what have you seen that indicates a "run of Ws" is likely? And to use your logic here, 5-5 going into a bye week can just as easily turn into a run of L's.
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  16. CowboysLegend365

    CowboysLegend365 Active Member

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    I realize everyone is saying 5-5 is good enough for first place and going into a bye we could finish the season off strong....but that's not what this team does. Has showed the ability to crumble as the season goes. What's our record in Nov/Dec? I would have much rather seen us at at least 7-3 with the need to win only a couple more to clinch. Late in season has not been kind to us.
  17. Bleu Star

    Bleu Star Agent Coulson

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    5-5 leaves hope. 8-8 stinks. I was just curious as to the then and now feeling amongst our fans. Very true. If you focus not so much on the record but the position and, more importantly, the record within the division, there is a little something to hang the proverbial hat on. Granted, the hat is dangling by a thread.
  18. Bleu Star

    Bleu Star Agent Coulson

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    I realize I am in full Devil's Advocate mode but... What if the 5-5 record keeps our eyes open so that the team works extra hard going into the home stretch? We seem to play best when our backs are squarely against the wall. Had we been 7-3 at this point, we very well might be looking at one of those classic season ending fizzles because our heads tend to get too big when we're sitting pretty.
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  19. dupree89

    dupree89 Well-Known Member

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    Very fair point.
  20. Picksix

    Picksix A Work in Progress

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    The thing I'm most concerned with, is not where we are, but where we'll end up. With all the injuries on defense, and the struggles on offense, I wonder just how many more games we'll win.

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