The Cowboys are the only team in the NFL who has not achieved this goal

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by CowboysFanSince88, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. Beast_from_East

    Beast_from_East Well-Known Member

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    See Jason Garrett.
  2. Beast_from_East

    Beast_from_East Well-Known Member

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    This has been going on for years, why are people acting like this is some new revalation?
  3. Idgit

    Idgit That sounds really boring Staff Member

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    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?
  4. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    It is. Ronald McDonald doesn't seem to get that both halves matter equally in the end.
  5. chip_gilkey

    chip_gilkey Well-Known Member

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    Turnovers and an inept o-line which results in kicking field goals
  6. ryanbabs

    ryanbabs Well-Known Member

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    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.
  7. GoCowboysGo

    GoCowboysGo Well-Known Member

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    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.
  8. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    :laugh2: :laugh2:

    u lost bro?
    sunshine pump running on empty again?

    please stay on the thread topic and dont try to distract
  9. Shinywalrus

    Shinywalrus Active Member

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    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.
  10. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Village Idiot

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    That has been a staple of the Garrett offense for the last 4 years. Lots of yards, very little scoring.

    AMERICAS_FAN Active Member

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    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).
  12. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    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.
  13. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    I think there is definetly something to take from this.

    This does not concern you at all ??
  14. tupperware

    tupperware A Plastic Container

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  15. anj113

    anj113 Member

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    This is pathetic... We truly are terrible
  16. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    you did read the part about MORE THAN 10 points, right?
  17. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    tank for your happy fan getting kind of empty, eh?
  18. Hook'em#11

    Hook'em#11 Well-Known Member

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    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.
  19. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    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.
  20. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    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.

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