Accepting a loss year of high expectations-game thoughts

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  1. Cowboyny

    Cowboyny Well-Known Member

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    -Disappointing, somewhat embarrassing loss today.

    -Losing both our starting tackles was such a huge blow, especially against this opponent. Both Knight and Steele were never expected to take one snap this season, not play in multiple games. No team is going to be successful playing their #5/#6 Tackles which these two are. Washington dominated the trenches once again.

    -Bad coaching throughout the game, going for it twice in our zone (1 fake punt) tells me they don't trust the defense what so ever. Why is the world does Moore not give Zeke the football in short conversions, say what you want about Zeke's poor season, but he is the best option to gain a yard to move the sticks.

    -Thought Andy Dalton played well, he did hold onto the football too long at times, but he also made a few key conversions with his legs. Lamb was apart of two huge unfavorable plays, first he was mugged on 4th down where no penalty occurred, the TD drop was disasterous on a great pass from Dalton.

    -Where do I start about the defense. Will do it differently: Lawrence, Gregory, Aldon, Lve, A. Woods, Wilson, all flash throughout a game, the rest of the defense is complete garbage. Why in the world is Awuzie playing 10 yards back in off coverage? X Woods watches plays, but never reacts to them. How many times do we need to see Jaylon guess the wrong gaps and vacate the one he is suppose to be in. The defense biggest strength is their pass rush, but we never see it cause teams are always 3rd and short cause they either cannot stop the run or give up too many underneath passes.

    -Fassell has to stop this madness in our own end, defense just isn't good enough to stop anyone in a short-field.

    We all had high hopes for the season for this Cowboy Team. Having so many injuries up front has killed this offense, along with Zeke having his career worst season. We all knew this offense had to light up the scoreboard to have any chance for success as the defense was in transition and it will take time to rebuild the unit.
  2. Oz-of-Cowboy-Country

    Oz-of-Cowboy-Country Well-Known Member

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    This season is like an Andy Dalton's pass...its been dropped.
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  3. Motorola

    Motorola Well-Known Member

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    Cowboys Fans....let's not delude ourselves; the 2019 season was the FIRST lost year of high expectations. But what is really disappointing ----the new head coach is making just as many in-game crucial bad decisions as the former head coach.
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  4. JBS

    JBS Well-Known Member

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    Dropped is probably the last word I would use to describe an Andy dalton pass
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  5. Motorola

    Motorola Well-Known Member

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    Over the last eleven seasons, the Dallas Cowboys have a 4-7 record on Thanksgiving. Their victory margins were 1, 7, 5, and 8 points.
    Of the seven defeats only the earliest two have been by one score - 3 in 2010, 7 in 2012. The last five losses have been by double-digits \ multiple scores ---- 21, 19, 22, 11, 25 points.
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  6. FiveSuperBowls

    FiveSuperBowls Well-Known Member

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    Can we now activate Anae and Reggie? Let’s see what they got. Have to start investing in the youngsters, that doesn’t mean tanking.
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  7. SlammedZero

    SlammedZero Well-Known Member

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    I'm ok with trying to do a trick play here and there through the season but this team just seems to be forcing it. Especially in really questionable times during the football game. I don't know if they're trying to be trendy, prove something, or hoping to look smart but the bottom-line is that it's not working. Just something really peculiar going on with all these gutsy calls.
  8. Johnny23

    Johnny23 Well-Known Member

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    People are overlooking the absurd attempt at a wr throwback pass(Philly Special) on the drive following Jaylon's interception. That was inexcusable as the fake punt.
  9. Jake

    Jake Curmudgeon

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    We did? This team was 8-8 last year, lost their best CB in free agency, lost their Pro Bowl center to retirement, added a few has-beens on defense, and drafted a WR. I didn't see this team being much better than last year, if at all.

    Folks convinced themselves that it was only JG holding back this team and McCarthy was the answer - neither were true. It's a one-dimensional team on its best day. Until defense becomes something more than an afterthought this team is going nowhere.
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  10. charron

    charron Well-Known Member

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    Anyone who had high expectations was fooling themselves.
  11. daboyzruleperiod

    daboyzruleperiod ♡☆ Zone Supporter

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  12. buybuydandavis

    buybuydandavis Well-Known Member

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    Isn't that the second Dalton to Lamb td pass dropped?
  13. Oz-of-Cowboy-Country

    Oz-of-Cowboy-Country Well-Known Member

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    I can't remember.
  14. GORICO

    GORICO Well-Known Member

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    mr Cowboy of New York-- this has to be the worst year of cowboy history of falling so low where everything has gone horribly wrong ....i hate it when we become laughing stocks
  15. GORICO

    GORICO Well-Known Member

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    mr Motorola--wow i read the blip bottom of page.... 55 years as cowboy fan as of 2020..that means since 1965...mine just hit the golden anniversary of 50 years since 1970....good to know you fellow fan
  16. Cowfan75

    Cowfan75 Well-Known Member

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    Yup. The division was garbage last season and we couldn't make the playoffs with our star QB. We swapped a fake coach for a bad coach, kept a bad OC, hired a worse DC, and signed a couple guys beyond their prime. I will admit to getting excited about Griffin, but that excitement was short-lived.
  17. mahoneybill

    mahoneybill Well-Known Member

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    used to,be the start of a run to playoffs . Now a feast for the visiting team
  18. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    The defense just wore down.

    It's a wacky lost season without Dak and due to Covid no off-season...might as well go for it on 4th downs ..
  19. JoeKing

    JoeKing Diehard Zone Supporter

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    2020 is a lost season for the Dallas Cowboys, something we all should have seen coming given the new coaching staff trying to install a new scheme on all areas of the game during a global pandemic. Then training camp came and they failed to teach anyone how to tackle. Then the injury bug had its way with our players. We are lucky we got all the way to December before our schedule of games was modified due to Covid. It's a lost season no doubt. We have no other option but to accept it but we do have options in the way of what to do to not repeat it next season.

    The biggest thing would be to get this virus under control so we can stop this virtual coaching from afar. We need OTAs and a real hands-on training camp where physicality is not stifled by pandemic protocol. That's no way to install a new scheme. Preseason games are most certainly a necessity. We need a full and healthy preseason if we are ever to have a full and fruitful season. I pray humanity can make that happen. I accept this is a lost season but I don't accept it will happen again. Injured players will return, The new coaching staff will finally get that new scheme installed and this virus will get conquered.
  20. Cowboyny

    Cowboyny Well-Known Member

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    We haven't seen so many injuries like this yr in a long while

    Team just didn't have enough time and the personnel to make the scheme transition

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