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

  1. CowboysLegend365

    CowboysLegend365 Active Member

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    LOL. Our backs were squarely against the wall in Week 17 last year and we got dogged. The problem is in a very competitive division, we should have set ourselves apart from the rest with the way they started the season. Giants lost their first 6 and now are 2 wins (very manageable wins at that) away from sitting right beside us. The classic season ending fizzle may be happening right before our eyes mid-season as opposed to late in the year.
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  2. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Agree with both answers.

    To me the 5-5 is more meaningful than the division lead.
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  3. dupree89

    dupree89 Well-Known Member

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    You have made some great points to prompt excellent discussion...but I dont think the above is one of your better points. Were our backs not up against the wall the last game of the season last year?
  4. Bleu Star

    Bleu Star Agent Coulson

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    Ok. Yes. They were. I can't speak to that.
  5. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    We'll prob win just enough for the Ginger Clapper to keep his job.
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  6. dupree89

    dupree89 Well-Known Member

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    totally agree. And by the way, I think one of the worst things to happen with this team was going toe to toe with the Broncos. Think about it...
    It resulted in a LOSS
    but created, what I believe, is false hope by the owner and of course some fans too.

    How many times do we read or hear...."but look at how we did in the Denver game".
    Yeah, I can tell you how we did: a home loss.
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  7. Bleu Star

    Bleu Star Agent Coulson

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    Mentally, based upon our history, wouldn't you all agree that being 5-5 at this point is better than being 7-3? Squarely from a mental standpoint? This cast of characters doesn't know how to play from ahead. I believe the 5-5 record will cause them to work harder than every before to right the ship during the bye week. Does that mean it will turn up roses? No. However, I do think it means everyone is on notice. Everyone.
  8. superonyx

    superonyx Well-Known Member

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    Well if we are doomed with our backs against the wall anyway then you may as well stop watching and find a more productive way to spend the last 6 sundays. Because what do you think the playoffs are? Backs squarely against the wall.

    I know it sucks but the only way I see getting any enjoyment out of the rest of the season is by asking myself this: If we get our defenders back and we are in the playoffs do we have a chance to win a few? I say yes. I say playing full potential we do have a chance to make a run.......Doesnt mean we will. But at least we can and looking at it from this perspective is much more enjoyable than to be doom and gloom and sit around bitter over something you have no control of. Its a sport which is entertainment.....
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  9. lane

    lane The Chairman

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    it's amazing to think we could be 8-2 right now with players off the street, young draft choices and hurt veterans.

    what's sad is that marinelli and bisaccia are the only ones that have shown true nfl coaching prowess.

    i'm so thrilled to hear holloman is back at practice...i think he might ignite a spark.

    i love a lot of the younger players and draft picks...

    i hate the head coach and the play calling on offense and defense.
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  10. Vertigo_17

    Vertigo_17 Well-Known Member

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    We are tied for first with a 5-5 record, the two other teams who started horribly are now still in contention. We've also not traditionally played our best football at the end of the season..so I'm still disappointed in where we sit.

    Maybe we turn it around but I'm just not optimistic at this stage given what we've seen.
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  11. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    He has tried stepping down as GM. That says that his ego is bigger than his desire to see the team win. Good luck with the man-crush. I think you will find it to be a one way love affair.
  12. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    They could just as easily be 2-8. This is one mess of an organization.
  13. lane

    lane The Chairman

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    yea, they could.

    i agree.

    just holding out hope for the best kid rock.

    thanks for chiming in.
  14. john van brocklin

    john van brocklin Captain Comeback

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    We could easily go 7 and 9 for the year, I wonder if that will prompt a HC change ?
  15. cowboyblue22

    cowboyblue22 Active Member

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    How many wins does any one trust this team to win from now until the end o f season the thing is even if they would make the playoffs they are not going to win a game against better team personally I don't think they are good enough to make the playoffs
  16. Aven8

    Aven8 Well-Known Member

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    The defense is pathetic. But they have gotten TO's.

    The offense is a complete mess. Same old song. Different OC, but same result.

    The 90's called and want there offense back.
  17. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    No problem. Just keeping it real. Truth is, they are lucky to have the wins that they do considering the injuries, defensive scheme and total lack of a consistent offense. Add the coaching problems and it really is a wonder that they on top of their division.
  18. Bleu Star

    Bleu Star Agent Coulson

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    Right. So imagine where they could be after the bye if they correct just two of those four issues.

  19. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    No problem. Just keeping it real. Truth is, they are lucky to have the wins that they do considering the injuries, defensive scheme and total lack of a consistent offense. Add the coaching problems and it really is a wonder that they on top of their division.
    These issues should never have been a problem in the first place. I think if they had the ability to correct the issues, it would have been done a while ago. Jerry or Garrett just don't have the answers.
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  20. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler Zone Supporter

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    I would not have been satisfied. I don't care if all of the other East teams were 2-8. After 10 games, being in first place doesn't mean much if we are still a .500 team.

    Looking at the schedule before hand, 7-3 looked doable and I would have been ok with 6-4 but 5-5 tells me nothing has changed. The last thing I want is Dallas to play for the division in week 17 sitting at 7-8. If we win, we backdoor-ed in and if we lose, well Jerry might think we almost did it again and keep Garrett for another year.

    Lets hit rock bottom or go on a streak(assuming the offense gets it's cr---p together and the defense gets some players back). Enough of this hovering over .500.

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