What would be a successful season?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Pessimist_cowboy, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. Pessimist_cowboy

    Pessimist_cowboy Well-Known Member

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    A.Ok just beating skins , then one and done ?

    B.Wildcard win then losing in divisional ?

    C.Making it too NFC championship and losing ?

    D.Nothing short of Super Bowl is acceptable ?
  2. cowboyfan4life2

    cowboyfan4life2 Well-Known Member

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    Beating the skins on sunday, winning a playoff game at home, and being competitive in the next round. If they can do that, I will be pleased.
  3. Frozen700

    Frozen700 Well-Known Member

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    Superbowl or Bust....

    If we have no intentions of winning in the playoffs, therefore getting my hopes up.....

    Just lose Sunday, and get it over with
  4. fifaguy

    fifaguy Well-Known Member

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    (A) would be great given that our D is basically shot...
  5. Section444

    Section444 Well-Known Member

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    A championship is all that matters.
  6. MonsterD

    MonsterD Quota outta absentia

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    C. would be a success in that we are heading in the right direction.

    I bet both the haters and the cheer crowd are going to say D. though.
  7. Gemini Dolly

    Gemini Dolly Well-Known Member

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    NFC Championship game.
  8. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    Coming out of training camp, I considered this season 2 of a 3 year plan. For me, success would be setting the stage for being a legit top contender in 2013.

    Based on my criteria, I would say the season is partially successful. Bruce Carter and Dez look like the real deal. Barry Church and Phil Costa had only 1 good game due to injury, Jermey Parnell might be the real deal, Harris, Albright, Crawford got some experience...
  9. windward

    windward NFL Historian

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    This defense is too beat up to expect a Super Bowl title. Winning the East would constitute a successful year all things considered. Anything else is gravy.
  10. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Well-Known Member

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  11. Star4Ever

    Star4Ever Well-Known Member

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    In a normal season, I wouldn't say this, but considering all of our injuries this year and how the season started, beating the Skins and winning the East would prove to be a successful season to me this year. Next year I will expect a LOT more.
  12. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    Part of me agrees with this, however, part of me thinks next year Romo is another year older (33), Ware is another year older, Witten is another year older...

    In other words, the three HOF calibre players on the team all move deeper into their 30's. You can't say the window is closing on any of them yet, however, it's never a shock when guy's performance falls off the cliff completely either once they hit the other side of 30.

    For those reasons, I find it really hard to accept the "well, we were injured this year... we'll come back stronger next season" school of thought. It doesn't always work out that way (obviously).
  13. lwehlers

    lwehlers Well-Known Member

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    B,C,or D is good for me. losing to the skins or reaching the playoffs to just lose the first game would be another end to a underachiving season.
  14. Hailmary

    Hailmary Well-Known Member

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    I would consider this season to already be successful, regardless whether we make the playoffs or not.

    Considering all the injuries we've had, we are still in the hunt for the East title and a playoff birth. Garrett and his staff has off the street FAs playing their butts off and keeping us in games.

    Couple that with the poor first half we had and I'm surprised we didn't just roll over to finish the season 5-11.

    Like him or not, but Garrett and crew is getting the most he can get out of this group of walking woundeds. We are heading in the right direction.

    What I consider to be a failure is the FO not addressing the Oline.
  15. Derinyar

    Derinyar Well-Known Member

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    At this point making the playoffs would be successful to me. The team has really rallied around each other though a plethora of injuries and other issues to still be win and you're in. Honestly, I'm not sure it isn't a success even if we lose, but I know I'm going to get eviscerated for that opinion.
  16. Lazyking

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    I would have said a playoff win going into the season but after 3-5, I will give the Cowboys a pass if they don't go past round one. Esp with the injuries, I don't think I'd favor the Cowboys in any playoff game as much as that pains me.

    That said, my expectations would naturally rise next year.
  17. mldardy

    mldardy Well-Known Member

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    I guess I think differently because if we make the playoffs the time is now to win it all. Forget about next year. Next year we might have the same injuries or worse or something else might happen. You can't live for next especially in this sport. If we make the playoffs try and win it now and seize the opportunity. This team really should be thinking that way now before the Skins game, during that game and afterwards.
  18. Lazyking

    Lazyking Active Member

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    They should only be thinking about winning the skins game and not looking ahead. I also don't think they're going to be happy with just the playoffs, they saw what the Giants did..As fans though, I don't think we can look at it and say "We should win in the playoffs because we're a better team."

    Honestly, we are not. Every year is different but if we won the Super bowl, it would be pretty shocking imo.
  19. Clove

    Clove Shrinkage

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    D.Nothing short of Super Bowl is acceptable
  20. muck4doo

    muck4doo Least-Known Member

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    That's what we should all say, but let's be realistic. Were you mad at the Cowboys when they lost to the Lions in 91? I wasn't happy, but knew the team was going in the right direction. If we can get to the play-offs I will be happy with that. Everything from there on out is a bonus, and know the Cowboys will be even better next season.

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