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What's with all this hope we make the playoffs?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by GusTheo, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. GusTheo

    GusTheo Member

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    We're in the playoffs already. If we win Sunday we move on, if we lose we go home. Playoffs are among us boys, let's see what we can do with it.
  2. Macnalty

    Macnalty Active Member

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    I agree you have to have the mindset that we have already made the playoffs and this is game 1. go cowboys
  3. Falcon554

    Falcon554 Well-Known Member

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    It is a playoff game, win you go on, lose they start the off season.
  4. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    I don't know about that- kind of brings back the bad memories of what Wade said in 2007. About the bye.
  5. Ultra Warrior

    Ultra Warrior 6 Million Light-years beyond believability.

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    If we were healthier going into this game, it wouldn't be Hope. It would be excitement.
  6. rat2k8

    rat2k8 Active Member

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    Cowboys have been in the playoffs for the last 5 weeks already.:beatit:
  7. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Ah, the old Wade Phillips loser mentality where the bye week should count as a playoff win.
  8. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Beat me to it.
  9. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Cowboys need to have that mindset this is the playoffs every possession counts. You lose and the season is done win and you move on to the next game.
  10. Eddie

    Eddie Well-Known Member

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    Er ... no.

    We lost to NO. Not a playoff game.

    The mindset is that our playoffs start now.
  11. GusTheo

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    Who said anything about a bye week? Maybe for other teams te playoffs are next week. For the Dallas Cowboys they start at 8:20 tonight. Win and move on, lose and go the **** home.
  12. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Yeah, we're all well aware of the stakes today.

    The playoffs start next week. We need to win to get in.
  13. Doomsday

    Doomsday Rising Star

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    Is that you Wade Phillips?



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    Should of known some one would beat me to the punch.
  14. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    We definitely aren't in the playoffs. We lose this game and the entire season was for naught.

    It was good of the team to rally and be in this position after what looked to be an absolute waste of yet another year punctuated by all the typical Cowboy blunders and goofs, but now they actually get to make a statement and get into the big dance.
  15. Outlaw Heroes

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    I don't see the connection others appear to see between the OP's statement and Wade's statement about the bye.

    Nor do I think it's particularly helpful to point out that the playoffs officially start next week and that the Cowboys must win to be in. I think we can take for granted that everyone knows that. The OP's point still stands: for all intents and purposes, the Cowboys should be treating this as a playoff game. It's win and go on, lose and go home. Consequently, this will feel like a playoff game. It will have that kind of intensity. Might as well be a playoff game, given what's at stake. And just so there's no confusion: yes, we all understand that it will not officially be a playoff game.
  16. Boyzmamacita

    Boyzmamacita The Ultimate Cowbabe Zone Supporter

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    Aw, such logic. Some posters just have to chime in with the my-perspective-is-better-than-yours shtick. They can't help themselves.
  17. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    He asked what's with all the hope we make the playoffs. Because, in his mind, we're already in it.

    In reality, there's hope because we're not in yet. You don't get any gold stars for meaningful December games. Especially in this watered down league.
  18. Outlaw Heroes

    Outlaw Heroes Active Member

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    I don't think he was proposing to award any gold stars.

    But while we're on the subject, I might. I'm pretty proud of this team. Would love to see them keep this ride going, but with all of the injuries on D, at some point I know it's going to come an end. If that happens tonight instead of next week or two weeks from now, I'll be disappointed, but still proud and grateful that the team gave me an opportunity to witness about 4-5 weeks of meaningful football that I would not have expected to witness, with the holes they have on the O-line and the way the D has been torn apart by injury.

    Don't know if I'll be accused of somehow echoing Wade Phillips by saying that. Don't much care either. Just my view of things.
  19. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    If it happens tonight then that would mean the Cowboys didn't make the playoffs. Which is the point of the rebuttal. There's hope to make the playoffs because we haven't made it yet.

    I'm not proud of 8-7 under any circumstances. I hold the Cowboys to much higher standards than that.

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