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Where do you rank this O-line as of now?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by gdogg24, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. gdogg24

    gdogg24 Well-Known Member

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    Waters signing makes us better not just because he's potentially our best guard but also because he turns Berny into depth. He would have been serviceable as a starter and I think he'll play well Sunday but now he's gone from serviceable starter to great backup. We can carry two O-linemen as depth to the game and re-enforce all five spots. So say Waters is just good enough to be the clear cut best guard on this team maybe not a pro-bowler but definitely the best we've had at the position for a few seasons. Would say the Cowboys have the best O-line in the division? Considering depth and all that. Beyond that where do you think this unit is compared to the rest of the league? I'm personally excited with the potential this unit has mainly because it's been a bit of let down in recent years to say the least.
     
  2. 50cent

    50cent Well-Known Member

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    As of right now, #2 (on paper). Hard to put them by a WSH line that has proven continuity. I think we have a great balance of brute smash mouth capabilities in the run game and that's all I've wanted for 3-4 years. So I'm happy.
     
  3. CowboyFan74

    CowboyFan74 Cowboys Analyst

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    Slightly above average and good enough...
     
  4. TwoDeep3

    TwoDeep3 Well-Known Member

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    To Be Determined
     
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  5. gdogg24

    gdogg24 Well-Known Member

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    The depth behind the starters in particular is what has me excited
     
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  6. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    I'd like to see all the new starters in games that count before I start ranking them next to lines that outperformed them by a significant margin last season. I do think this OL is good enough for the offense to pass the ball effectively, which is great. We were before, though, too. Now, however, we also upgraded the RG spot and now have a legitimate top-8 OLs who can all play at a relatively high level in this league. And we've got enough competition that it keeps all of them on their toes. That bodes well for the long season ahead.
     
  7. SHAMSzy

    SHAMSzy Well-Known Member

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    Better than last year.
     
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  8. Lonestar94

    Lonestar94 Well-Known Member

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    We can get by with an average line with all our star players.
     
  9. EMMITTnROY

    EMMITTnROY Well-Known Member

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    If 1993's line is a 10 and last year's line is a 1, I'd give this year's line a 5 with a chance to go as high as a 6.5.
     
  10. T-RO

    T-RO Well-Known Member

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    And we likely won't be far from average. Top 8? I cannot see any possibility of that happening. None.

    The good?
    1. We are improved, esp. at center.
    2. Waters knows how to play the game
    3. We've got a bit more depth entering the season than last year.
    4. We likely will have a smarter line

    The bad?
    1. We are relying on two new guys
    2. We are counting on a 36 year-old who hasn't practiced a single down.
    3. There is very little continuity
    4. Doug Free was horrific last season. Will he really have improved much?
    5. Leary's knees
     
  11. Fredd

    Fredd Well-Known Member

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    too hard to tell just yet...on paper, the unit looks pretty good...but until we see if Fred can continue his growth AND can Leary play every game AND can Waters be effective at 36 years old, then I will reserve judgment

    I am very optimistic at the moment
     
  12. Jerruh

    Jerruh Active Member

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    I'd say top 10-12 at the very least with potential to be top 5. Lots of talent with the starters as well as quality depth behind them. Props to the FO for solidifying the biggest weakness of the team!
     
  13. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    This.

    It really should be noticeably better than last year though. If they end up slightly above average or better, look out.

    Now for that dline......
     
  14. Doomsay

    Doomsay Well-Known Member

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    This

    The line in its current configuration has yet to play a down, but anything has to be better than livings cook bern.
     
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  15. pupulehaole

    pupulehaole Well-Known Member

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    As many are saying, I expect the line to be better this year but only time shall tell. When JPP n Justin Tuck unleash this Sunday lets see what they got! Can't wait!!!!!
     
  16. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    The only realistic way to look at it.
     
  17. pugilist

    pugilist Stick N Move

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    only viable answer at this point.
     
  18. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    Can't say it any better
    This line has a chance to be good but we need to see them play together consistently to know
     
  19. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Ask me again after the bye week.
     
  20. TheRomoSexual

    TheRomoSexual Well-Known Member

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    It has the potential to be a top 10 line. It will, at the very least, be above average IMO.
     

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