4th and 6, you gotta go for the 1st

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  1. CowboyinMD

    CowboyinMD Well-Known Member

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    Sorry. We said it at the time (I say "we" because so many of us said it). 4th and 6th, 1:42 left, you HAVE to try for the first down instead of kicking a FG. Some of you will counter with, "well, that's what the defense is paid to do, make a stop late in the game, with a lead." Sure. That works against Tom Brady as much as it did against Aaron Rodgers a few years back in the playoffs.

    A first down there should have put the Cowboys in better FG range while bleeding the clock. Sometimes you've gotta make that unconventional call, especially when going up against the GOAT. Had they not made the first down? Not mad...how could we be? We knew Brady would bring them back anyway.
     
  2. Loso86

    Loso86 Well-Known Member

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    Wrong
     
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  3. EST_1986

    EST_1986 Well-Known Member

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    No you go for the lead, unfortunately the greatest human being in life was the QB on the other side with time left
     
  4. Wezsh0T

    Wezsh0T Well-Known Member

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    Not wrong, but I think MM would have been roasted more if they didn't make it. Then again, would have been SUPER roasted if Zurlein missed the kick.
     
  5. BotchedLobotomy

    BotchedLobotomy Wide Right

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    Every coach in the NFL kicks that FG.
     
  6. CowboysRule

    CowboysRule Well-Known Member

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    If you're playing for a FG there you've already lost.
     
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  7. PhillyCowboysFan

    PhillyCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely! But this isn’t a coach making this ridiculous comment.
     
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  8. Preoccupied

    Preoccupied Well-Known Member

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    If you are calculating that Brady with a min or so of time left can get in field goal range , then yes go for it. (I would have gone for it if i was HC)

    Given how the pass rush was rusty or work in progress.

    MMC will explain why he didnt at some point to the press.
    We are making progress as a team though.
     
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  9. nobody

    nobody Well-Known Member

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    While I agree in theory, the problem is that the refs made it clear that Brady was going to get the ball back. They were saying "Take the FG or else"
     
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  10. EST_1986

    EST_1986 Well-Known Member

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    Right but that’s not what happened
     
  11. Walker

    Walker Texas Ranger

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    You put yourself in the lead , it was the right call it just didn't work out. Now if it was 4th and 1 or 2 then that is up for debate.
     
  12. Adiba1977

    Adiba1977 Well-Known Member

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    No. You take lead. D gotta make stop
     
  13. SackMaster

    SackMaster Well-Known Member

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    I can't blame them, especially after TWO holding penalties on that drive.

    The fact we even got that close was a small miracle.

    Then if they call the OPI like they probably should have, going for the FG could have been the winning call.

    Oh well. On to the Chargers.
     
  14. Cowboysheelsreds053

    Cowboysheelsreds053 Well-Known Member

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    4th and 1 or inches maybe but 6 yards to go. No way. I had said last week all you could hope for was to get the ball last with chance for the win and not give Brady the ball against our D. That is what happened.
     
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  15. Sydla

    Sydla Well-Known Member

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    There isn't a coach that wouldn't take the three there.
     
  16. CowboyinMD

    CowboyinMD Well-Known Member

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    I don't see how he could be roasted any more or less. Raise your hand if your really felt this D would make a stop in that point of the game. Not *any* point of the game, like getting that fumble in the EZ. I mean THAT POINT of the game, with the GOAT going for yet another GW drove. It's almost as if TB was relieved we went for the FG.

    Even relieved we made the FG.
     
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  17. CowboysRule

    CowboysRule Well-Known Member

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    That's exactly what happened. They kicked a FG then lost...
     
  18. RonWashington

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    I thought trying the 60 yard FG was ridiculous before the half , why give Brady that much field position ?
     
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  19. TrailBlazer

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    You have to kick it there. The penalites on that drive killed us.
     
  20. Wezsh0T

    Wezsh0T Well-Known Member

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    I agree with all of that. I didn't think there was a chance in he'll that Brady wasn't going to get them in FG range.
     

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