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Training camp begins in 1 day and 11 hours

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by jobberone, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. jobberone

    jobberone Genetically engineered moderating Orangutan Staff Member

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    But really it started yesterday when the Cowboys arrived in Oxnard.

    I've been anticipating the start of training camp every year since Dec 1963. Why then? That was when the Dallas Cowboys drafted Bob Hayes in the 1964 NFL draft with the fourth pick of the seventh round and number 88 overall. The Boys used a future pick on the Olympic gold medal winner and 'fastest man in the world' as did the AFL's Denver Broncos. I became an immediate Cowboy fan. The 64 team only got 4 wins but the next year they went 7-7. That team was the first Cowboys team to play a playoff game. Wasn't much of a playoff game even though they called it the Playoff Bowl. It was the consolation prize to the number 3 and 4 teams of the league who missed out on winning their conference and getting to the real postseason.

    Anyway this December marks my 50th anniversary with the team and I always feel like this year is the most excited I've every been about the Cowboys.

    Know what? This year may actually be that year.

    Cowboys finish first in the East with a 10-6 record. After that the crystal ball grows dim and hazy. I can't see much without a lot of light these days.

    Look and tell me what the crystal ball reveals.
  2. Cumart21

    Cumart21 Active Member

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    Thanks for sharing! I appreciate your optimism and hope you're right.
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  3. AmberBeer

    AmberBeer Well-Known Member

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    Totally agree. I've got a different vibe about this year than in years past. We have a very young team sprinkled with solid veterans in key positions. It's going to take some good fortune for everything to fall just right, but with hard work the good fortune usually follows.
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  4. Deep_Freeze

    Deep_Freeze Well-Known Member

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    Well I'm also seeing 10-6, plus or minus depending on injuries and such. Really the safety position could decide alot about this season, cause in order to win the game we have to stop them from scoring points....duh :p

    I'm always excited to start a season, and really have alot of confidence in this team overall if healthy. Sure we have holes as any team does, but overall we do have the talent to have a good season. A great season, who knows, but definitely a good one.
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  5. Tass

    Tass Lucky Devil

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  6. jobberone

    jobberone Genetically engineered moderating Orangutan Staff Member

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    13-3 is golden. Luv the sig.
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  7. BigDinAZ

    BigDinAZ Active Member

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    Does anyone know the practice schedule?
  8. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler Zone Supporter

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    They start at 4 PST most days. Tomorrow at 3 is the annual kickoff ceremonies then first practice at 4. Gates open at noon :)

    I am so excited to go tomorrow that I can't sleep!

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