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What makes this team different from previous years

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by DABOYZ, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Our line isn't a horrid mess, and we're not losing games because we're missing Brian Waters. Lol.
  2. DallasCowboysRule!

    DallasCowboysRule! Well-Known Member

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    I believe this team is different because we have the secret sauce to win.
  3. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    We are different this year because we have not wore our Throwbacks yet?

    Don't know if we will with the new rule about the helmets not being able to be changed.

    So there is a difference...not that it matters much lol.
  4. ShiningStar

    ShiningStar Well-Known Member

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    oh, than i was wrong, after he went down the scoring has been fine?
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  5. Eddie

    Eddie Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely NOTHING !!!
  6. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    Why do you guys ask questions you already know the answers too?


    No, we're not any different. The only thing going our way is everyone in our division is terrible.
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  7. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    It hasn't been fine, and it's not because Brian Waters went down.
  8. Iago33

    Iago33 Well-Known Member

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    Then what is the difference?
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  9. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Remember, he didn't even start the first three games. And then he juggled time thereafter.

    We've had Miles out, and teams are able to roll safety coverage up on Dez, and we haven't made them pay significantly for covering the slot receiver with a LB. We've had our share of drops, penalties, and missed open receivers. Tony hasn't looked particularly sharp, either. I think the real issues have been a mix of problems.

    What I haven't seen is a ton of inside pressure that's caused Tony to have to unload the ball too quickly or throw from an odd angle under duress. The running game problems have existed whether Waters has been in the lineup, or not.
  10. car351

    car351 Member

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    I think our ceiling was 2007. strong O and D-lines. Good to excellent running game, HOF receiver and a QB who teams did not have much tape on who balanced extending plays with his athleticism, accuracy and actually "good" decision making. Once the Giants upset that TEAM in the playoffs. I have not witnessed any 'Boys TEAM that was anywhere near that TEAM's abilities. Just an opinion of course, but all the teams we have fielded since then have not been anywhere near as that group. Age and regression is what I see...I know negative nancy, doom and gloom, but hey, just making the playoffs just doesn't do it. Even if they do surprisingly make the playoffs , I mean, do you really, really believe? Really?
  11. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Same team. Mediocre in an awful league.
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  12. ShiningStar

    ShiningStar Well-Known Member

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    i wish after home games they would sing "mediocrity and it feels so good"
  13. DABOYZ

    DABOYZ Active Member

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    The way this team constantly under performs can't be placed on one player. It appears that most of the players on this team have learned that it is simply ok to be average. It almost appears to be the mentality in the locker room that leads this team to play so average sometimes. No sense of urgency, lack of hard work and not enough players who have the just get the job done attitude. This entire team is way to comfortable with their jobs. I often wonder what a Michael Irvin or Ray Lewis would do on a team like this. My guess is that they would go to Jerry and ask him to trade them or ask him to fire the coaching staff. I really don't think they would want any part of this team.
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  14. Red Dragon

    Red Dragon Well-Known Member

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    What's different than previous years? An even worse defense than the one in 2011 and 2012, I think.
  15. Beast_from_East

    Beast_from_East Well-Known Member

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    A division title at 7-9 or 8-8 is "backing in"..............hate to break the news to you.

    You remember everybody laughing at Seattle when they won their division with a 500 record.........................that is going to be us this year...................thats assuming Opie doesnt blow the division.
  16. Beast_from_East

    Beast_from_East Well-Known Member

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    Actually the offense has gone south since the Denver game. We have only scored 12 offensive TDs in the last 5 games and 5 of those 12 TDs were aided by turnovers or returns to give us a short field. Thus, we have only had 7 TD drives that covered more than 60 yards in the last 5 games. This is one of the lowest percentages in the NFL.

    Basically we cannot move the ball and score unless we have a short field...................Mickey covered alot of this on Talking Cowboys.
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  17. Dodger12

    Dodger12 Well-Known Member

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    You obviously don;t understand. We're building our team, one draft at a time and it will take a few years for Garrett to get the team the way he wants it. We need just a few more cornerbacks and a tight end or two and we're right back in the mix.
  18. SilverStarCowboy

    SilverStarCowboy The Actualist

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    If you mean when it really matters on 3rd down the Cowboys are failing worse than ever, okay I can agree with you.
  19. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Gee, you must have missed the 17 DL's we went thru this year so say nothing of the rest of the defensive injuries.
  20. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    Oh no...now you got me thinking? I bet when the Cowboys come out in the Throwbacks they will look good.

    But, will they play good? I like the helmet rule. Fit it to the player's head all season long...protect that brain. I hope the Cowboys wear their regular helmets, with the Throwbacks. That will look nice!

    I love the Cheerleaders...they are so....nice!

    I have to look at them twice.

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