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This Was A Good Game

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by DCDave, Nov 5, 2006.

  1. DCDave

    DCDave Member

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    Nobody likes being 4-4. But recall that the first time Tom Brady took the Pats to the Superbowl, they were 4-4 eight games through. Despite all the mistakes and miscues, we outplayed Washington on the road and were in position to win with a fairly easy field goal. And the kick was straight. We're an easy Colombo block from 5-3.

    So let's not discard all of the positives. First and foremost, Tony Romo was great. Hit throw after throw, wasn't flustered by the blitz. If this guy can remain the cool customer he has been in his first two starts, he becomes a serious weapon. And our receivers seem to have no problem getting open, when they decide to catch the ball. Add that to Julius Jones and an increasingly impressive MBIII, and offensively I think we are a tough team to stop.

    While many have been hard on the defense, I think they did a great job shutting down Clinton Portis, which was my biggest worry coming into the game. They gave up a few passes here and there, but not much through the air. Brunell threw for less than 200 yards, and his biggest pass of the day was a garbage time throw to Cooley at the end of the half.

    Penalties were bad. No excuse. But at least its correctable. I thought that, other than silly mistakes, our level of play was high. Against a fired up rival, at home, coming off a bye.

    I think that with the way Romo is playing, and with our defense as stingy as it has been, we are a tough matchup for whoever we play. All we need is to get hot, and pick up a few wins in a row. We all hoped we could hit that streak now. But if, after the Giant game, you told me we could come out of the 3 game road trip 2-1, I'd have taken it. Now its up to us to take care of business in AZ, and try to build some momentum for Indy at home.

    I understand if nobody wants to celebrate a loss -- my only point is that its not all bad. There's alot to build on here. And, guess what? If the season ended today, the last NFC team in the playoffs would be -- you guessed it -- 4-4. If we play the back half of this season like I think we're capable of, there's no goal that we had coming into this season that we can't reach. So, today wasn't so bad after all.
  2. CrazyCowboy

    CrazyCowboy Well-Known Member

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    it was not good! I respectfully disagree....ROMO had a good game...that is it
  3. LaTunaNostra

    LaTunaNostra He Made the Difference

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    I feel exactly the same - so call it a 'promising loss' instead of a good one (oxymoron, there Dave)...or better yet, a silver lining loss.
  4. MSalz87

    MSalz87 New Member

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    If anything it was a good game because thats how games between the skins and the cowboys are supposed to go. Real close down to the wire, both teams fight hard, play a little dirty, and one team goes home dissappointed with a bad taste in their mouth, already planning revenge the next time around.

    Plus you guys should be really happy that Romo is becomming a good QB. I wasnt amazed by his arm/throwing abilities, his feet, or his decisions. What amazed me is no matter how close he was to being sacked he doesnt get shaken/rattled. Thats probably the best building block for a good QB.
  5. Dave_in-NC

    Dave_in-NC Well-Known Member

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    I too liked the way Romo stood his ground with players in his face. I hope he shows the rest of the season.
  6. DCDave

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    Okay. But to me, that's a pretty big positive. If he can play the way he played today every week, I think we can win a heck of alot of ballgames.
  7. DCDave

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    Agreed, it was a hard fought game. I'm sure if the ending had been reversed, I'd think the ending was great as well.

    This is a huge factor for me. Oh boy, if Romo can (finally) give us a weapon at that position...
  8. ologan

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  9. DCDave

    DCDave Member

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    Fair enough. Nobody likes losing. But I definitely come away from this loss feeling like the second half of the season can be much better than the first half.
  10. MSalz87

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    Well I see him being a better QB than Eli, probably not as good as McNabb but to be mentioned amongst them means he is more than capable. At least you guys know what you've got, nobody knows with Campbell.

    Maybe its just because Parcells is grooming him, but when I think of Romo I think of Phil Simms...
  11. DCDave

    DCDave Member

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  12. Bleu Star

    Bleu Star Bye Felicia!

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    I strongly agree with you. There are some positives to take from this game. The main positive being that we seem to have found the future at quarterback. As the weeks go on Romo will only get better. That equates to a good second half with more home cooking playing a part in those games. Jerry had better lock this guy up and throw away the key.
  13. ologan

    ologan Well-Known Member

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  14. DCDave

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    Wow. I'll take that. And you guys have to remember with Campbell, that when Romo was at his stage (just 2 years in) Parcells wouldn't let him sniff the field. I understand that Campbell was a high pick, from a big school, etc., But remember, Cambell wasn't a standout prospect until his senior year at Auburn, and had 4 different coordinators in college, and is in his second offense in the NFL. Romo has been in the same offense for 4 years. As much as I'd like to see it as a Cowboy fan, if Gibbs threw Campbell in right now, it wouldn't be good. I think that Campell would have a pretty good chance of being ruined. (Much as I think Ramsey was). If nothing else, Romo has proven that a qb CAN develop without playing in real games. This from a guy who witnessed Romo's ridiculous moon ball interceptions in preseason when he was less experienced.

    I'll certainly take that...
  15. Clove

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    The real problem I had is with your fans coming up in here on the game day thread and talking smack. That was classless and disrespectful. Some fans are okay, but the majority of them were down right disrespectful.
  16. MSalz87

    MSalz87 New Member

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    Well I think Ramsey was ruined both by starting too soon with a bad team around him, and even more by Mr. Fun N' Suck. I think the best example of a QB developing by not playing is with Carson Palmer. The Bengals learned from their past mistakes and let him take a year with the clipboard and look at him now. I can only pray that it is the case with Campbell and he comes out and plays well. You never know with these kids though, Romo is on track to give us trouble every year for a decade though...I mean his first time playing against us in our stadium, I dont care how badly our secondary played he torched us and should have won the game if Owens had caught that pass.
  17. MSalz87

    MSalz87 New Member

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    I try not to talk trash, usually it makes me look like an idiot when im wrong. Sucks fans have to come on here and give opposing fans a hard time. I mean I know were supposed to be rivals but thats just dumb for either team to be doing, I say save it for the stadium or a bar. Some people just enjoy being E-Thugs I guess. :(
  18. mmohican29

    mmohican29 Well-Known Member

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    Hey MSalz, not impressed with his footwork throwing ability accuracy or wutever.... wut game were you watching? If not for Owens drop, Romo throws for almost 400yds today.

    If you're going to give props, give them. Otherwise, keep your backhanded compliments to yourself. Phil Simms... gimme a break. If you think he's above average then bully for you. But he played much better than average today.

    He had your team beat... like it or not. You were let off the hook by a miracle that the Cowboys can only blame on lack of concentration and execution.

    Romo played like a Pro Bowl QB in both of his starts thus far. You will be seeing more of #9. Let's see how the numbers turn in the next few years for both teams.

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