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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. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    No, I just think this is a silly "goal." I had no idea it was a "goal" to score 11 points or more in the first half. I always figured the "goal" was to win, which we have not done well enough. But there is no correlation of that to this "goal" as evidenced by McLovin's commentary which seems to be being ignored. I wonder how many times the 2000 Ravens scored 11 points or more in the first half?
  2. Fletch

    Fletch To The Moon

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    Well we all know that the first half is when the game is won. These threads are what trolls thrive off of.
  3. 17yearsandcounting

    17yearsandcounting Benched

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    The goal is to come out and not get your *** handed to you on offense.
  4. CowboysFanSince88

    CowboysFanSince88 Well-Known Member

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    Come on Hos it shines a light on why this team rarely has a convincing win which is because the team is always fighting to come back in the second half because of little pts in the 1st half.
  5. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    Oh please. This team has a poor OL. They aren't run blocking near well enough. They aren't pass blocking near well enough. Fix that and the Red Zone scoring improves. Fix that and we score more. Fix that and we win more. We are relying on our QB to make plays, bashing him when eh has to and on pure improvise mode me makes a mistake, and hunting for scapegoats left and right. Well, there they are, the 5 guys who block for our Offense. The only one I have to keep is Tyron Smith. Livings I can live with, but the other 3 are not up to par and we're paying for it.

    Happy?
  6. Gaede

    Gaede Well-Known Member

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    It's not a goal. It's a reflection of how poorly we start games.

    When our offense can't score, we get behind (because our defense doesn't get turnovers). When we get behind, we can't run the ball at all. When we can't run the ball, we have to pass it alot. When we pass it alot, we get more a)penalties b)sacks and c)give up more turnovers.

    Sure it'd be alright to crawl to 10 points in the first half if you have Ed Reed and Ray Lewis on defense, but we're playing with McCray and Ernie Sims.

    The point of the stat is it is a reason WHY we lose. We have a hard time scoring points until later in the game. When we are behind. When we are behind, bad things happen and we cannot overcome them.
  7. CowboysFanSince88

    CowboysFanSince88 Well-Known Member

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    The 2000 Ravens scored more than 10 pts before the half a total of 7 times out of 16 regular season games.
  8. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    I am going to be honest. I really don't care. They won because they stopped other teams from scoring. There are a myriad of ways to win, and 11 or more points in the first half remains arbitrary unless you can show a correlation across the entire NFL to winning and losing. Yeah, it's alarming. Enjoy your panic.
  9. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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  10. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Obviously when you start slow it makes winning harder. The fact that we're the only team in football to not score more than 10 in the first half clearly shows this is a serious problem with this team.

    I don't know how you could look at it any differently. Unless you just aren't interested in an honest evaluation of the team.
  11. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    are you serious?

    of course he is

    how long have you been on the forum? (purely rhetorical question so please dont answer)
  12. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Or the Cowboys record.
  13. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    LOL good one
  14. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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  15. Kangaroo

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    Not being able to run is not an excuse for not scoring in the redzone New Orleans has the best red zone offense with 3 freakin rushing TD's

    greenbay is a better red zone offense and they have no running game.

    The issue is execution from stupid penalties, to over thrown balls to dropped passes etc etc
  16. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    :laugh2:
  17. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    You did read the part about the first half, right?
  18. AMERICAS_FAN

    AMERICAS_FAN Active Member

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    THIS! ^^^

    Dallas' epidemic phenomenon of starting slow on offense mostly has to do with a sub-par OL. Still I think the receivers can get better too, but we can't run the ball becuase the OL can't run block (most of them can't pass block either), which makes us so one dimensional we're easy to defend.

    And Defenses know this so they gameplan us acordingly, by taking away our deep pass, letting us try to run because they know we can't and forcing us to march the length of the filed.

    And defenses do this becuase they know if they make us take more plays to go down the filed we have a nuch beter chance to commit a penalty and turnover - alot if which is primarily rooted in the OL's bad play, but also secondarily on receivers not executing correctly.
  19. Gaede

    Gaede Well-Known Member

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    Hos, I respect your posting but lately you have developed into quite the 'baiter' yourself.
  20. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    It has to do with how the points up at the end of the game. Scoring more in the 1st half gives you more points. I don't know why, but I felt the need to point that out.

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