Another Elite RB Goes Home Ringless

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  1. mahoneybill

    mahoneybill Well-Known Member

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    Firsts or not their lines have more often than ( Denver) protected Brady
     
  2. cowboyblue22

    cowboyblue22 Well-Known Member

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    the cowboys have some good defensive players maybe on elite and I am not sure about him
     
  3. bodi

    bodi Well-Known Member

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    oh I think
     
  4. TruBluSince1982

    TruBluSince1982 Well-Known Member

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    Shed Elliott, Cooper and Beasely and we'll be well on our way...

    If that dosen't work, we can always blame Garrett.
     
  5. lostar2009

    lostar2009 Well-Known Member

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    I would say yes. But I recall this team without a quality back.
     
  6. Hardline

    Hardline Well-Known Member

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    Who says Goff is elite ?
     
  7. Blast From The Past

    Blast From The Past Well-Known Member

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    I agree with you. We need a very good quick cat to spell Zeke who has some wiggle and speed. Smith needs to be the fb he was at The Ohio State.
     
  8. Tabascocat

    Tabascocat Dexternjack

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    An elite RB is not needed to win a SB.

    An elite RB IS needed for this Dallas Cowboys offensive scheme. There in lies the problem and an offensive philosophy change is needed. This team can't operate without that stud runner.
     
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  9. CowboysWillRise

    CowboysWillRise Well-Known Member

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    I agree with you about not necessarily needing an "elite" rb, but we have one and I cant see just walking away from him. Now if there was a deal on the table and we could sign a Kareem Hunt or someone for a more cost effective contract I think I could get behind that. It sucks we are gonna have to pay Zeke but he is an absolute stud and we played the anybody can run behind our oline game a few years back. DMC was alright but the difference with Zeke was night and day.
     
  10. Direwolf63

    Direwolf63 RXP

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    There is certainly a very strong argument that can be made to not pay RB's.

    The Cowboys need to be very careful about Zeke's deal.
     
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  11. Direwolf63

    Direwolf63 RXP

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    That's part of the problem.

    The team must not be a running team. You need to be able to run AND throw, depending on the weaknesses of the defense you are facing.

    Maybe week 1 you run it 40 times. Then in weak 2 you throw it 40 times. It's about attacking the weaknesses of the defense you are facing that week. THat's what the Patriots do to perfection. And that's why they win.

    Pounding Zeke 30 times against a strong run defense is a waste. You need a multi dimensional offense to win in the NFL.
     
  12. Direwolf63

    Direwolf63 RXP

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    That was great when John Riggins was playing.

    1980's offenses don't work in 2019.
     
  13. mattjames2010

    mattjames2010 Well-Known Member

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    You lose out on paying good defensive players when you're handing out gigantic contracts to skill positions. You get, combined, Zeke and Cooper could possibly have 30+ million a year from our cap?

    And you bringing up holes in our D is adding to my point that we need the cap space. Really great we gave away our first round pick for a freakin' WR instead of fixing the middle of our defensive line, which has been a problem for over a decade.

    But old man Marinelli doesn't value defensive tackles.
     
  14. Direwolf63

    Direwolf63 RXP

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    Agreed.

    This is what needs to change.
     
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  15. Roadtrip635

    Roadtrip635 Well-Known Member

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    Not using said elite RB is kind of an issue though.

    Rams punter Johnny Hekker had just two fewer touches (9) than Todd Gurley (11).
     
  16. Jenky

    Jenky Well-Known Member

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    I understand what you're saying and time after time, people use the patriots as an example of what you can and should do. I can't follow that model until you give me Brady and Belichick, You are talking about two of the greatest of all time in many respects. These two can do anything and yes, they can be beat by teams who don't have the equivalent.
     
  17. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    That was cool 35 years ago.
     
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  18. kskboys

    kskboys Well-Known Member

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    And the other elite RB won the title. Sony Michell.

    Yes, the QB is by far the most important, no one is arguing that. However, the route running ability of Edelmann and Gronk was absolutely huge in this game.

    Playmakers are important, just not in the way most fans believe. Moving the chains is the #1 facet of most good/great O's.

    I do agree about putting a major focus on the D, but until we understand the role of DT's in playoff D's, it won't matter. NE has what might be the best DL rotation in the NFL.
     
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  19. kskboys

    kskboys Well-Known Member

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    Not easily. CJ is a tough yards pounder and starting quality. His primary issue is that he hasn't been able to stay healthy consistently.
     
  20. kskboys

    kskboys Well-Known Member

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    Philly did last year!!!!!
     

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