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News: ST: Brandon Carr and Cowboys have no answer, no explanation for Calvin Johnson and his record...

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  1. NewsBot

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    The Cowboys defensive backs were at a loss for words after Sunday’s 31-30 loss to the Lions.
    “Not much for you,” cornerback Orlando Scandrick said.
    “Kind of lost for words,” safety Jakar Hamilton said after his NFL debut.
    “I don’t know,” Brandon Carr said, shaking his head before a question even was asked.
    It seemed appropriate since the Cowboys didn’t have an answer for Calvin Johnson.
    The Cowboys began putting Carr on the other team’s best receiver four games ago. Carr held Denver ’s DeMaryius Thomas to five catches for 57 yards; Washington ’s Pierre Garcon to six for 69; and Philadelphia ’s DeSean Jackson to three for 21.
    But Carr and the Cowboys discovered Sunday that Johnson isn’t Thomas, Garcon or Jackson . Roy Williams nicknamed Johnson “Megatron” for a reason.
    “He’s crazy, man,” rookie B.W. Webb said.
    The Cowboys rewrote their record book and not in a good way: The Lions’ 623 total yards ranked as the most ever against Dallas , and included a record 488 passing yards.
    But Johnson’s performance left everyone talking.
    Johnson’s 329 receiving yards fell only 7 yards short of Rams receiver Flipper Anderson’s NFL record, which he set against the Saints in 1989.
    “It was challenging,” said Carr, who gave up 14 catches for 147 and and one touchdown in the last three games combined. “We never had an answer for him. That’s the guy they kept feeding. We just didn’t adjust quick enough to take him out of the game, and they rolled him all the way to victory.”
    Johnson came down with 14 catches, four for 99 on the Lions’ last two, desperate scoring drives. A 54-yarder on the first play after the Cowboys had taken a 10-point lead with 6:45 left came against double coverage with Carr and rookie safety Jeff Heath in good position.
    “You’ve got to give him most of the credit,” Heath said. “Some of those, though, those are our plays to make, and we just didn’t make them, and they did. Regardless of who you’re playing, you’ve just got to make those plays.”
    The Cowboys didn’t. Johnson did. Again and again and again…. Like a broken record.
    “They don’t come any tougher than that,” Cowboys defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin said. “You think you’ve seen some tough ones. Wow! That’s a tough one there.
    “It’s what everybody said he was. We had a good plan. We just didn’t execute it as well as we needed to execute it. He’s tough, there’s no doubt about it.”
    Charean Williams


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  2. ninja

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    The players "don't know." The coaches "don't know." Sounds about par for the course these past 3 years. Same old stuff, year after year.
  3. Staubacher

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    Scandrick gave the game away with the lazy coverage on that 40 yard sideline pass on the last drive. Why is he letting the guy past him and looking underneath? All he had to do with stay with the guy and keep him in bounds. Inexcusable
  4. Redball Express

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    This is what just floors me with this team.

    Nobody knows?

    Nobody amongst the players takes responsibility here?

    This is why I'm now starting to hate what Garrett has built.

    These players should be angry and making sure they personally will not let this happen anymore.

    Nobody can do it for them.
  5. jamesdojr

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    Yep.. Exactly what I thought. As soon as they hit that play, I knew it was over. I really did.
  6. Staubacher

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    Me too. But yet there is zero scrutiny of that play and the lazy player who allowed it.
  7. wileedog

    wileedog Well-Known Member

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    I'm fairly certain a plan that gives up 329 yards to the opposing receiver doesn't qualify as "good."
  8. Kristen82

    Kristen82 Benched

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    At least we only gave up 143 yards rushing...
  9. ologan

    ologan Well-Known Member

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    Explanation? Somebody, not on our team, was pizzed off and had something to prove, IMO!
  10. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    Your right --- not enough focus on the positives.
  11. birdwells1

    birdwells1 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Enough with the lazy talk, I kinda know why you're saying it.
  12. Staubacher

    Staubacher Well-Known Member

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    Oh you do? Enlighten me. And choose your words carefully bro
  13. birdwells1

    birdwells1 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Choose my words carefully? What are you gon do?
  14. Staubacher

    Staubacher Well-Known Member

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    Say what you mean bro.
    You wanna play the race card, play it.
    Dont be a coward, go ahead and make a fool of yourself.
    Scandrick was lazy on that play that's what I said.
    You supplied the rest.
    Own it.
  15. birdwells1

    birdwells1 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    He's suppose to play under coverage and the safety is supposed to be over the top, there was nothing "lazy" about the coverage so I wonder where you'd get that from.
  16. birdwells1

    birdwells1 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    That's my last comment, if you want to finish this convo then we can do it elsewhere.
  17. Staubacher

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    Under yes. not 10 yards under where he couldn't get close to a ball thrown his way. He loafed on that play he was caught looking inside. A throw inside nets a few yards and the clock still moving. He allowed a 40 yard pass right past him where he couldn't even make a play or at least keep the guy in bounds. There was no other receiver or route anywhere near him.
  18. Staubacher

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    I'm happy to discuss plays and different views on them. Not happy to be insinuated racist motives that aren't there. So yeah you should take that elsewhere. The rest we can discuss here.
  19. birdwells1

    birdwells1 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Sorry for insinuating I should have flat out said that the "lazy" connotation was racial. My bad, next time I'll be more direct. Now where's that ignore button.
  20. Staubacher

    Staubacher Well-Known Member

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    Oh poor me I'm gonna get ignored by someone who calls someone a racist with zero proof.

    Good riddance and take your racebaiting elsewhere it has no place here.

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