Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by CowboysFanSince88, Nov 26, 2012.
See Jason Garrett.
This has been going on for years, why are people acting like this is some new revalation?
Is this a stat that's supposed to be quirky? Or are we to take something specific away from it? I mean, besides the typical blaming the play calling that we do whenever we're not sure we understand the reason behind something we're pretty sure we're not supposed to like?
It is. Ronald McDonald doesn't seem to get that both halves matter equally in the end.
Turnovers and an inept o-line which results in kicking field goals
I understand that our running game is awful, but I think this sounds worse than it really is. If a team has a primary back who gets all the touches, and another team uses a running back by committee, the two backs (in theory) combined rushing would equal the others teams approximate sole rushing yards. Most teams today do use some sort of committee as compared to back in the day,ala Emmitt, Barry, etc.
By not being able to run. We can't run because the o-line can't block and the rb's are on the shelf, fat, or suck (I really think Murray can be a great one though).
Just look at teams who are having bad seasons and I'll show you awful o-lines (Pittsburgh, GB, Philly, Dallas, SD). There are exceptions like Cleveland, but you own the trenches, you will win consistently.
u lost bro?
sunshine pump running on empty again?
please stay on the thread topic and dont try to distract
I wouldn't put "first half points" in the "quirky" category - we're not exactly talking about "points scored in the third quarter in domed stadiums after a halftime show that did NOT include cheerleaders but did include an aging rock & roll veteran on stage."
I think - maybe I'm wrong - that the point of a forum is in fact to discuss what we should take away from it. My guess is that our general incompetence in running the football has a correlation with the early game behaviors we're exhibiting - we're trying to establish the run and just can't do it. I'm not sure that's a playcalling flaw, although by this time in the season you would hope we would have adapted to our strengths and weaknesses. But it might be the most likely explanation for this statistic.
That has been a staple of the Garrett offense for the last 4 years. Lots of yards, very little scoring.
The answer is simple. Defensive Coordinators for years have game planned Dallas the same way: take away the deep pass but don't stack the line (our OL is so bad they don't need to stack it), give them the undernearth stuff, and force them to drive the length of the field using more plays.
This defensive gameplan will increase Dallas' chances of stopping themselves, either through a penalty or turnover. When they don't stop themselves, Romo WILL undoubtedly drive it down the field - which happens often enough to a amass yards. But in that case - when Dallas does reach the endzone - defenses tighten up the pressure on the DL to completely take away the run, knowing the OL will in turn fold on pass protection before Dallas' receivers can get open (provided they even ran the right pattern).
Unless I misunderstood...week 3 against the Buccaneers, 10 points. Week 6 against the Ravens, 10 points. Week 8 against the Giants, 10 points. Week 10 against the eagles, 10 points.
I think there is definetly something to take from this.
This does not concern you at all ??
I went about this differently. I looked up scoring per team for the first half.
We're atrocious the last 3 games.
Now check out the 2nd half, lol.
This is pathetic... We truly are terrible
you did read the part about MORE THAN 10 points, right?
tank for your happy fan getting kind of empty, eh?
I wouldn't care if Dallas scored all of their points in the 4th qtr. Don't care if they put up a huge goose egg in the first half..
As long as when the game is over, the Cowboys win the game. This is a useless stat that means nothing.
very wrong. That stat means that unless our D is playing virtually lights out we are always behind going into the second half.
Look up the stats about how often a team wins after being behind going into the third quarter. It is not good.
WOW, I think you are serious, aren't you?
Could it mean that what we are doing is not working?
Could it mean that our game plan was woefully inadequate?
Could it mean that we were not ready to compete each and every game?
Could it mean that we NEVER come out and take charge of a game, .. or impose our will on an opponent?
Maybe I am way out in LF, and wrong, ... but it does mean something, and it's not good.