What are your Expectations NOW!

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Champsheart, Oct 25, 2005.

  1. NorTex

    NorTex Well-Known Member

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    We should win the East and make it to the Superbowl. But, we have to get Julius Jones back and he has to play every game in the second half for us to have a chance.

    Our defense should continue to improve as they get to the point of just reacting to plays and not having to think and then react...which is a scary proposition for the opposing team.

    Tucker and Pettiti should improve with time and Price should get acclimated to the offense.

    We've already shown that we can beat any team, anytime, anywhere!
  2. KingTuna

    KingTuna New Member

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    While I don't dis-agree that we have shown we CAN beat anyone, we have also shown that we can lose to anyone as well.

    We are walking a FINE line here....
  3. vicjagger

    vicjagger Well-Known Member

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    Sounds right to me. 7-9 if that ball bounces the other way.

    The 2nd half schedule is turning out to be a killer!

    Not what I expected, largely due to the simultaneous resurgence of the G-aints and Red-skids.

    It'll take at least 10 wins to sniff the playoffs in the NFC this year. Thus we miss narrowly.
  4. EveryoneElse

    EveryoneElse Active Member

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    I think we miss the playoffs at 8-8. Which is very sepressing. We have a very talented cast of players, with horrible game planning. We won't get much better than we are right now....at least not for a few more years. We have a VERY strong defense with offensive skill that will begin to erode in time. If we don't get it together this year, we could be in re-building mde on offense before we experience any success.
  5. Hoov

    Hoov Senior Member

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    My expectations at the beginning of the season was that dallas earns a wildcard, now i am voting for win the division.

    I think we beat philly in philly for the sweep, beat redskins in washington, im not sure we beat the giants in NY. i want to see how the giants go against the eagles and redskins, to determine who will take wildcard from our division.

    Tampa Bay in the lead in NFC with best record but they have played 0 division games so far, and i am convinced after last nights game that Atlanta will now run away with that division. Tampa and Carolina will duke it out for a wild card.

    I think we win our division but seattle and atlanta get the bye, which shows just how important this last game agianst seattle was. Due to that loss, if we face them in the playoffs, it will be on their turf. That missed FG is gonna come back to haunt us.
  6. vicjagger

    vicjagger Well-Known Member

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    We're equally creative at loosing.
  7. dallasblue05

    dallasblue05 New Member

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    I would really not be surprised if we won the division. Amidst all of the nay sayers, you guys still need to remember we are 2-1 in the division. All the should be's and could be's dont matter. We are the best team in the division, end of story. our defense has out played every offense we've face for most of every game. If our offense could stop leaving early, we'd be ok. I think this team has a somewhat easy chance to win the division if we play smart football. Smart football is dictated by the situation, and BP just needs to figure out when to be conservative nd when not to be. If we played every game like we did against the iglets, we'd go a really long way! I think we have the players, and the staff to bring out the best of this team, and we will!! NFCE, its over baby, Dallas aint taking no prisoners, its over!!
  8. Cowboy Junkie

    Cowboy Junkie leonargized

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    I think we will win the east.
    I do not think Superbowl is out of the realm of things.
    dpending on the develpment of the young guns .
    What bothers me a little is the Defense is playing at a Superbowl level and the Offense has been inconsistant and for the most part we have a veternan Offense .
    I think Peerless Price will be huge . I realize he only had the ball thrown to him once and he had that one run ,but to me he looked very elusive .
    Even though I like Crayton . I felt Price could be a bigger play guy.
    On Punt returns P.Price looked much better than Crayton , although our blocking stinks! I have never seen the gunner get to the returner so quick in my life.
  9. Dogstar

    Dogstar New Member

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    Mark my words. Cowboys will go 11-5 and be in the Playoffs.
  10. CIWhitefish

    CIWhitefish Active Member

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    I hope we make the playoffs obviously but in truth I am happy to be competetive each and every week. This is a heck of a lot better than getting blown out each week and having little to no chance to win. I am not spoiled enough to think that all of a sudden we should challenge for a SB this year. We are what we are. A competetive team that will win some close ones and lose some close ones. We can blow out a team and we can give games away.
  11. SultanOfSix

    SultanOfSix Star Power

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    I think the Cowboys have a legitimate show at the Super Bowl. I expect nothing less, if they can at least become consistent because they have talent and potential on both sides of the ball to be crowned SB champions, especially in a league of parity.
  12. Dallas4ever

    Dallas4ever Active Member

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    I agree.

    We still need a few more players in key roles. I don't see luck going in our favor thus far. It's nice to see a light at the end of the tunnel though.
  13. cnhnyy

    cnhnyy Active Member

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    I am sorry but Flo Adams's injury set us back big time this season. We have to travel to NY/DC/Philly and it won't be pretty for Drew and OL. I think we probably will lose all the divisonal road games. Denver is coming to us on Thansgiving and it will be our 3rd game in 10 days. That is four losses right there. Of course we could beat iggles but then lost to Lions...

    I think we will go 9-7 and miss playoff.
  14. MS17

    MS17 Active Member

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    I think the sched is what we need to keep a close eye on. The tight groupings of games in short spans, the road games to go (NYG, PHI, WASH, CAROLINA). The rookies and young starters should improve the last month or two of the season, but not without some pain. With a return of a healthy JJ, not out of the question to go 9-7 or even 10-6. About a month from now we're gonna know a whole lot about this football team.
  15. Zman5

    Zman5 Well-Known Member

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    I just hope the rookies don't hit the "rookie" wall come November.
  16. flashback

    flashback Real Man of Genius

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    C'mon, you guys, you knew this was gonna be a bumpy ride this year. For the Defense to be this good this early is a very good sign. I figured Bledsoe would cost us a couple of games, but if he wins 3 for every 1 he loses, I'll take that with a smile and a 'thank you'.

    The 'Boys need to take care of business next week. That puts us a 5-3, and in great position to make a run in the 2nd half. We've beaten 2 of our division foes at home, and we're 2-2 outside the division, with arguably tougher opponents (Denver, KC) coming up in the 2nd half. Plus we have to go on the road vs. Philly, NYG and the Foreskins. It won't be easy.

    But if the defense continues play well, and possibly even get better, we will have a chance in every game. And if the offense can just become more consistent, we could win 7 more games this year. Its hard to be consistent with the revolving door they're dealing with at RB, WR and OL. But I'll remain optimistic until we're truly out of it.
  17. morasp

    morasp Well-Known Member

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    My expectations are dependent on the offensive line. If they play like they did in Seattle we will have a long season. If they can improve and minimize the mistakes, and play like they did against the Eagles we have as good a chance as anybody to make it to the super bowl. Being the eternal optimist I voted for the latter in the poll.

    An optimist says the glass is half full, the pessimist says the glass is half empty, an engineer says the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.
  18. RedskinsOne

    RedskinsOne Benched

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    The NFC East will come down to the last game between the Eagles and you know who. The mighty Washington SnyderSkins. And the SnyderSkins win!
  19. morasp

    morasp Well-Known Member

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    you have a long road to ho before that happens.
  20. Eskimo

    Eskimo Well-Known Member

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    We're probably a 9-7 team that will just miss the playoffs - stifcking to what I thought at the start of the year.

    The defense will keep us in many games but the offense looks to have run out of steam and hardly put up any points against two mediocre defenses.

    I may have to downgrade us with the injury to Flo but we'll have to see how that shakes out in the end.

    We are most definitely not amongst the elite teams of the league.

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