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Recommended Word of Muth: Cowboy Zone

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by jimnabby, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. jimnabby

    jimnabby Well-Known Member

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    Here's Ben Muth's latest column on the Cowboys O-line. By his own admission, it's not one of his more interesting columns, but the stuff on individual plays is still pretty great. He focuses entirely on running plays here, and there's good stuff about Free, Waters and Frederick.
    http://www.footballoutsiders.com/word-muth/2013/word-muth-cowboy-zone
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  2. percyhoward

    percyhoward Research Tool

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    I've been looking forward to this. Thanks for posting!
  3. basstapp

    basstapp Well-Known Member

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    he still completed 60% of his passes and had a clutch TD when it mattered. The interception can be pointed at Romo, but it was really good d-line play. Not to mention Romo didn't need to pass the ball the last two drives.
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  4. Wood

    Wood Well-Known Member

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    I think the author needs to reconsider what he considers a success. Wins matter not fantasy stats.
  5. Ntegrase96

    Ntegrase96 Well-Known Member

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    True. But he still didn't look as sharp as he has lately.

    His numbers looked pretty ugly because of the things you mentioned, but his actual play also didn't look nearly as great except for that beauty of a TD to TWill.
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  6. jimnabby

    jimnabby Well-Known Member

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    It was pretty clearly an off-day for Romo: not sure what's controversial about that. The 60% completion percentage and 5.7 YPA are very low by Tony's standards, and just watching the game, a number of passes were off-line, which I'm not used to seeing from him. But of course, the article focuses on running plays anyway.
  7. Tricericon

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    A lot of Tony's completions were short and not very useful; he finished with < 6.0 yards per attempt.

    Anyway, wins are a team stat and I rather doubt the author considers Sunday night unsuccessful for the Cowboys, even if it was somewhat unsuccessful for Romo.
  8. percyhoward

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    I'll be watching for that right-side counter when Witten lines up on the left, to see if we just got careless with our tendencies, or if we were setting up the Eagles.
  9. dcstands4

    dcstands4 Active Member

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    good long read
  10. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    First, that throw to Williams for the TD is as good of a throw as there's been in the league this year.

    Second, big returns can throw an offense off. Too much standing around on the sideline.

    Lastly, the Redskins have a good front, and Haslet has a very complicated blitz scheme that he definitely wanted to use on our young lineman.

    Overall, it was an encouraging performance by the o-line.
  11. visionary

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    if we blame the qb (romo) when the team loses, we need to credit him when the team wins

    JMO
  12. jimnabby

    jimnabby Well-Known Member

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    Fortunately, I don't do the former, so I don't need to do the latter either.
  13. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    i sometimes do the former so i will do the latter as well :)
  14. Wood

    Wood Well-Known Member

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    If Romo threw for 500 yards and the RB fumbled the ball to the loose the game...I would agree with your take on it. But as we know that is not what happend. Romo directly impacted the outcome of game regardless of the track meet that ensued for the previous 58 minutes.
  15. kruddy

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    Bus driver ........HAHAHA

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