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PREDICTIONS: Predict the Cowboys 2005 Season Record

Discussion in 'CZ Announcement Zone' started by Reality, May 7, 2005.

  1. kartr

    kartr New Member

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    I think Q. Carter would be worth a couple more maybe three victories(3-0 against the 'Skins, 3-1 against the Giants, Vinnie 0-2, 1-2 against the Eagles, the only Qb to quarterback a victory against them in what 6,7,8 years. Yeah that's right, why would I think a QB who had a 12-8 record (60%) against divisional foes might help. But anyway, what concerns me besides the QB play would be RT,depth at WR, pass rush,DT, if either Glover or Fergie goes down, FS and CB(see Randy Moss,Jerry Porter,Steve Smith,Plaxigo Burress,TO). Who do we have who stop any of those guys, are am I missing something. Just being analytical, I get paid a lot of money to do that and am simply applying logic to obvious weaknesses. Not being a homer helps you to see that. There are others like me on other boards and we're called 'Dark Siders' for daring to question management who has made more than their share of mistakes.
  2. dargonking999

    dargonking999 DKRandom

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    One i dont see us losing to the redskins on OUR home floor on MNF.

    Second, BP will not let bledoe lose 8 games before replacing him. Second i dont think he will lsoe that many games

    and finally, if henson does start he will lose some games he's a rookie he ha to learn, big ben had a great team around him, we're not there yet.
  3. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    I mentioned Parcells?
  4. dargonking999

    dargonking999 DKRandom

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    i think he's asking you;):D
  5. Silverstar

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    I think we can go 11-5.

    What happens in the playoffs...I just don't know.

    A lot depends on how healthy we wind up and if Jones is the real deal after 16 games.

    Just too many factors, but I do think this team will go back to the playoffs.

    :)
  6. cowboyfan4life_mark

    cowboyfan4life_mark 5 outta 8 ain't bad

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    I'll go with 10-6 and a playoff spot.
  7. bobbie brewskie

    bobbie brewskie New Member

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    i have never seen any1 make such a weird analysis of our season . . .
    1. beating the chargers and losing to the 49ers or raiders, where is your head?
    2. loss to such bad teams as raiders, 49ers, skins and giants? i dont think so.
    3. how do you screw with a 33 year old experienced football players head?
    4. your saying we will start our season 2-8 and comeback? nope.
    5. you just have some easy wins as losses on there
    6. some wins (17 over carolina) kinda high score for such a good team.
    7. raiders are over-rated just because they got moss.
  8. Champs

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    Injuries will be key....or lack thereof. Julius Jones has some real talent, and Bledsoe is a veteran who can still wing it. Henry is going to be key. If he plays better than the other slugs that were out there last year, we should be O.K. I was never a big Keyshawn fan, but the guy moves the chains for us. I would like to see a little more of Copper, and get Henson involved in some games this year.
  9. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    18-0 and a SB win of course



    Oh sorry that's my Madden team
  10. Skip

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    I say no way you can judge by last year so I say 11-5 also!
  11. Phoenix-Talon

    Phoenix-Talon Eagles Fan Liaison

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    No disrepsect Skip, but I agree with Reality's concept of looking at last year. In football, you must go back to the last game/week/season you played against an opponent(s) (watching film, or chalk-talk), to determine where you may have gone wrong, what areas you need to tweak, etc.

    I'm not speaking as an Eagles fan, but basic football demands that you review to highlight your strengths, as well as your weaknesses. Last year, I believe some of your weaknesses included certain components within your defensive structure (excluding Roy Williams and perhaps a few others). Your offense wasn't clicking behind the QB, and your run game didn't start to brun until late into the season (I Hope that's a fair assessment without being predjudice).

    That tells you a Lot about what a team needs to do this year. You have to take into consideration whether or not you've "tweaked" or strengthened these weaker positions to become effective. Answers to that dilema are contained in your new draft selections and FA signings/acquisitions.

    Here's my perspective:

    Strengthened
    QB/RB = Yes

    WR = Yes

    Defensive Squad = unknown (will the rookies gell?)

    Offensive Squad = improved -- strengthened; unknowned

    Special Teams = Yes

    Predicted overall team win/lose ratio - 11-5 unrealistic without a solid foundational basis. Believe it's too early to really make an educated guess.
  12. dargonking999

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    See this is the point of PREDICTING, you take your teams abiltys on paper, and your hopes that they will "gel, and place an apporiate record upon them. 11-5,10-6,12-4 are all good predictions vased upon what we see on the paper, now when TC and preseason comes around they might go up they might go down, but unitll that 16th week ends, we wont ever know.
  13. bobbie brewskie

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    the reason our running game wasnt good till later in the season was because JJ didnt come back to start until game 9, so ultimately once we got jones back our running game came back.
  14. Phoenix-Talon

    Phoenix-Talon Eagles Fan Liaison

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    That makes sense. If he continues that progress in his run game, you guys may be better than expected -- especially if he starts to develop receiving skills. Uncertain how well he catches the ball/holds onto the ball. Heatlth is also a factir -- how deep is the Rb position right now?

    Just thoughts.
  15. Skip

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    I agree with much of what you say about referring back to last year, but we have so many upgrades (and I am including the rookies because I believe this will go down as one of the Cowboys best drafts ever) that I believe looking back this year may not be a good view.

    Can I be wrong? Sure, but I don't believe I am very far off. I think the Cowboys will be way better at several positions and improved at several others. As a matter of fact I think as this time there are only a couple of questions left if I am right about our rookie class.

    As far as too early, yes it is! It's way too early to know enough to have an accurate take on this season. However the poll is now and that is what I think at this time.

    One last thing, if you check by projection of numbers what Jones had a chance to do if he had been healthy all season. I think the running game will be really good as long as he is healthy. I also think our back up RB this year will be much improved.

    Thanks for your fair thoughts, I like hearing what other teams fans really think. You have given me that without any flames and I do appreciate that.
  16. Phoenix-Talon

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  17. dallasblue05

    dallasblue05 New Member

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    I would definitely have to say that this poll is about 3 months too early, however, going on paper facts, I would have to say a strong 9-7 with high playoff contention. I think there a few things that could go either way, to raise that record, or even drop it. Based on paper this looks like a very good team. I am taking a little away from the rookies' paper stats just because those are college numbers and they have never played in the NFL!! That is the biggest variable. I would not be surprised to see this team go 10-6 or 11-5, but I think you have to heir to the conservative when you tallk about so many rookies that are expected to be key players. By "key" player I dont mean great, I mean a player whose performance could change the outcome of the game.....either way. I am very optimistic, but lets wait for at least Training Camp to roll around next time before the season results polls start coming out. It is far to earlyto make a well-rounded, educated prediction.
  18. bobbie brewskie

    bobbie brewskie New Member

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  19. Phoenix-Talon

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  20. Hostile

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