Predicting the outcome of every game of the Dallas Cowboys' 2013 schedule

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  1. dcstands4

    dcstands4 Active Member

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    This is a good read especially since we start 4-0 but what happens is what happens every year. #epiccollapse

    Sept. 8 vs. New York Giants: Win (1-0). As always, there will be a lot of hype going into this one. At this point, the majority of the Cowboys roster is near full health and they turn in an impressive showing, defeating the Giants for the first time in five tries at Cowboys Stadium.


    Sept. 15 at Kansas City Chiefs: Win. The Cowboys defense stuffs the box to stop Kansas City running back Jamaal Charles, encouraging quarterback Alex Smith to beat them with his arm. He doesn’t.


    Sept. 22 vs. St. Louis Rams: Win (3-0). DeMarco Murray ran for 253 yards the last time these teams played. St. Louis will be keying on him. Tony Romo and the Cowboys receivers provide the majority of the offense in a shootout victory.

    Full article: http://www.**************/sports/da...-2013-schedule.ece?ssimg=1092426#ssTop1092472
  2. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    Looks like we just need to make one of those losses a win esp a division game say maybe the second Giants one.
  3. TwoDeep3

    TwoDeep3 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I try to see both sides of the coin and not be a homer. But I could very well see two more wins in that season. The Bears game when people run the right routes, and the first eagles game. They (the Eagles) may end up having a high powered offense, but they will need another draft to acquire the right components.

    I'm still not certain yet about this team and would like to see them in pre-season before casting my vote for the record this year.

    But if the team stays relatively healthy and the offensive line can actually play about middle of the road, with the weapons this team has, 11-5 is as likely as 9-7.

    Don't get giddy girls because I suggested they might win the east - and do so going away. I still reserve the right to change that after I see this defense play.
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  4. jzcowboy

    jzcowboy Well-Known Member

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    I would think either the Saints or Bears game is a win and the Packers defense still stinks along with a depleted receiving corps and that is a win. I say we're 10-6 minimum with a strong possibility for 11-5.
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  5. birdwells1

    birdwells1 Well-Known Member

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    I can see the season playing out this way but hopefully we can beat the Bears and/or Saints.
  6. Crown Royal

    Crown Royal Insulin Beware

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    I don't see us splitting the division like that. If Frederick shows any help, we could sweep the Giants and maybe Philly. Add in that I think we can take either Denver or Chicago. Denver doesn't scare me all that much.
  7. dcstands4

    dcstands4 Active Member

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    The Bears and Chargers own us, i'd be happy with 9-7 cuz I think that will win the east again. In the NFC East no one has gotten significantly better. Depending on how JPP shoulder is N.Y. may have gotten worst.
  8. Crown Royal

    Crown Royal Insulin Beware

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    I don't see how the Chargers would own us. That team looks like a team in decline.
  9. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I have never been one to predict each game over the course of the season before the season even begins I will just say I expect the Cowboys to win at least 10 games on the season.
  10. iowast8rs

    iowast8rs Well-Known Member

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    A win over the Bears is a huge possibility, and an additional win over the Eagles or Giants is possible as well.
  11. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member

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    Some of those losses could be wins, but several of those wins could also be losses.
    That schedule has very few breathers.

    In any case, traing camp is right around the corner!
  12. jazzcat22

    jazzcat22 Well-Known Member

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    I can accept the split with the Giants and Redskins. But not the Eagles. I don't see the Bears D improving, and think we can win that game. The Saints, that can go either way. Brees if like the article said, a hot Saints team...come on, maybe a hot Brees and offense. But the saints having a bad defense, and they think Ryan's convoluted hard to learn scheme can stop Romo and Bryant...we can take that game.
    The rest I can see. Even id the Bears or Saints beat us, only because of road games. The Packers still struggle in Dallas, no matter who the QB is. And how will their defense be?

    I say this could and should be 10-6 or 11-5. A far stretch [with a touch of homerism maybe??? LOL] 12-4. But one of those wins could be as easy to be a loss. Like Minnesota or SD, or a surprise KC and being a road game.

    so back to my 10-6 or 11-5....make the playoffs, winning the Division.
  13. Apollo Creed

    Apollo Creed Stackin and Processin, Well

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    And lose the final game of the year in a win and you're in scenario. Oh, wait.
  14. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    They aren't likely to lose all those leads again but who knows.
  15. PA Cowboy Fan

    PA Cowboy Fan Well-Known Member

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    Two years ago I predicted 8 wins, last year I had 7 so I was off by one. This year I'll go to 9 wins.
  16. CowboyFan74

    CowboyFan74 Cowboys Analyst

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    I'm sticking with 11-5...
  17. Fredd

    Fredd Well-Known Member

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    14-2 or 13-3, first round bye
  18. EGTuna

    EGTuna Active Member

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    This is an average team. If all the breaks go right (e.g., they win more than the avg 1-TD games like the Colts did last year going 9-1 in 1-TD games) then they could get to 10-6. But they could also be 6-10 if they win less than the avg 1-TD games.

    Dallas had a -24 point differential, and historically no single stat is a more accurate predictor than point differential the previous season. Based on the -24, they are a 7-8 win team. Maybe increased health and the development of younger players leads to more wins. I certainly hope so, but am not very optimistic. Players don't get healthier as they age, and there's not a lot of youth on the DL.

    Looking at their division, the Skins are better, and the Giants are either just as good or better (certainly are a better run org). Philly is a total question mark, but based on a cursory review of the talent, I'll give the edge to Dallas.

    Regarding the rest of the NFC, the Cowboys are looking up at SF, Sea, ATL, GB, NO for sure. And you could argue that Chicago is better (hard to say, as that team seems as averagely schizo as Dallas).

    I see a 7-9 team that will hopefully have another good offseason of talent acquisition and player development to compete with the Seattles, SFs, Wash and ATLs in 2014.
  19. Lonestar94

    Lonestar94 Well-Known Member

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    We can go as bad as 6-10 or good as 14-2.. Just depends on how fast the secondary and O-line gels and if we stay healthy.
  20. Cogan

    Cogan Well-Known Member

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    That is why they predict a win.
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