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Excitement Level Heading into the Season

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by jwooten15, Aug 5, 2022.

  1. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I have been a fan since 1965, yet I always treat every season as a new one. What happened before has no bearing on what may or may not happen the current season. Even after winning a SB, once the next season starts you are 0-0 and have to go out and earn it.
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  2. noshame

    noshame I'm not dead yet......

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    I'm really looking forward to the defense and Quinn taking over if necessary.
    I'm hoping to see Dak outside the pocket and having some success.
    But I do have a lot of questions
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  3. John813

    John813 Well-Known Member

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    Wish I could edit that post to make it not seem depressed or anything bad. Have a bad habit of leaving out a sentence or two for better context.

    Just after having kids, what excites me has changed. I still enjoy watching and talking football but priorities such as doing activities with my kids is what excites me/look forward to. If Football had another lockout I would just shrug and move on. 10 years ago I would of been pissed.
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  4. MoistMayonnaise

    MoistMayonnaise Devil's Advocate

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    On a scale from 1-7 I'm sitting on a 4. I always get overly optimistic when training camp starts so I'll have to update after the last preseason game.
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  5. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    I’m an NFL fan so I’m excited about every season. I love watching football on Sundays. As for the Cowboys this is the least excited I’ve been about them in a long time. I’m just hoping they give themselves a chance to make the playoffs.
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  6. ksadler1

    ksadler1 Well-Known Member

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    I'm having a hard time getting up for the season. I just don't think we're as good as we were last year and I'm concerned about the OL and WRs. On top of that l just don't have the confidence in Dak l once had. Since his return from injury, he seems to play scared. I just don't think he's "the guy."
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  7. VaqueroTD

    VaqueroTD Well-Known Member

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    Reasons to be pumped for the season:
    • A lot of exciting youth, especially on defense.
    • No one thought we were going anywhere last year, maybe can build on that. Most of our core is returning.
    • Our rookie offensive lineman starting to impress.
    • Zeke is healthy.
    • Big Mac let go of what judged to be the problems, his guys now.
    • Eagles look like the only team that can put up a challenge in NFC East.
    • ...ya got me. Struggling to find more reasons.
    Reasons to be down on the season:
    • One could say our head coach is already a lame duck.
    • Dak seems to have peaked out.
    • Zeke seems to be losing a step.
    • Both lines have some question marks.
    • Last time we had unproven depth at WR, offense came out flat.
    • Last year's collapse. Hope they have more heart than that.
    • The Jones Boys still make the decisions.
    • Not much of an exciting offseason for personnel moves.
    • We lucked out on injuries and turnovers last year, doubt we strike gold twice.
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  8. ChronicCowboy

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    1992 - 2000, I followed training camp and preseason religiously.

    2000 - 2010, I paid attention to TC reports and watched every preseason game.

    2011 -2015, I stopped following TC much but still watched most preseason games.

    2016 - present, I’ve stopped following TC and preseason altogether.

    So I’d say I’m at an all time low for excitement.
  9. JayFord

    JayFord Well-Known Member

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    stay off this site during the season will help anyone enjoy the season a bit more
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  10. Vanilla2

    Vanilla2 Well-Known Member

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    Sitting here today I’m somewhere between meh and eh. I’ll watch and I’ll cheer but nothing matters until we get to January. Hopefully they’re good enough to get there
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  11. Big_D

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    My excitement for Cowboys football would be a 10 but the owner makes it a 5. And I’m being generous with that 5. lol As the years go on and our 80 year old GM is still calling the shots the excitement dwindles.
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  12. Hawkeye19

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    I am feeling cynical about this franchise in general— and pretty resigned to mediocrity for the 2022 season.

    We have had a rough offseason where we lost a lot of talent and did not add any real value in FA to replace what walked out the door.

    I do like some of our draft picks— but how much can we count on rookies to consistently produce? Parsons is the exception not the rule.

    Throw in an undermined, lame duck HC and an arrogant, self assured, yet incompetent FO… and I see (drumroll plz) another 9-8, 8-9, or maybe 10-7 campaign.

    I think we will compete for the NFCE title, but are a few notches below the LAR and TB who are the cream of the NFC this year.
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  13. DFWJC

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    Im there too,but I thinkthe division will be more competitive
    Dont see them getting gifted 6 division wins
  14. TwentyOne

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    Hope dies in the end like they say. And for sure i stayed too long with the hope that they wouldnt sign Prescott long term.

    Well call me naiv. I sure do feel like i am. I knew way earlier that they would still i refused to believe. But since then i have no expectations regarding our seasons anymore.

    But even without that my expectations for the upcoming season would have been rather low.

    Our first round pick was a shocker ? Well in the end it wasnt.
    Our FO should have learned one lesson from the last 10 years: It lacks talent to make risky picks in the draft. From LVE to Jalon Smith, Randy Gregory heck to even Sean Lee. This FO seems to refuse their lesson. And now again a project, a very raw guy. Where the top notch All Pro Center is waiting for you on a silver platter.

    But in the end, as i said, it wasnt a surprise. This FO refuses to learn. Heck why go with a safe pick at a position of high need ? Better go with the risky one because we all know you arent able to judge risk.

    Well so the OL is more of a microcosm of JJs brain than a planned project. Same goes with WR where another brainfart is on the horizon - that means another high cost last minute trade because JJs QB shows him what he is actually capeable of if not surrounded by elite talent on every position.

    But enough of the positive stuff.

    Here come the negative ... What do i expect for 2022 ?

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  15. Runwildboys

    Runwildboys Confused about stuff

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    On one hand, football is coming. On the other hand, Summer is ending.

    If I had more confidence in the team, the latter would bother me less.

    That's not to say I'm not hopeful, just less enthusiastic.
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  16. ShortRound

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    Micah is the one player I'm excited about this year.
    He's the only one who's been able to back up the talk.

    Everything else is lip service.
  17. Cowboys=SuperBowl

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    I am hyped for the NEW SEASON. We are 0-0. Just like everyone else. I welcome the new addition and new optimism’s. I also have areas of concern of WR and K. But we have depth virtually everywhere else. I hope we shore those two areas with peeps stepping up or signing a vet or two before season starts… It’s that time we make this run for 6 Championships!!!!! LFG!!! So excited as always. As long as there is hope I am screaming it!!!:starspin::starspin::starspin::starspin::starspin::starspin:
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  18. tyke1doe

    tyke1doe Well-Known Member

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    Like a kid on Santa's naughty list, I expect the worst but hope for the best.
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  19. jwooten15

    jwooten15 Well-Known Member

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    Great post. I agree on all fronts.

    Basically, we're looking at just a downgraded rinse and repeat performance from last year. I think that is our ceiling, unfortunately.
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  20. rambo2

    rambo2 Well-Known Member

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    I am excited big time. They have a good team and have added a lot of good young talent. They look to be on the verge of something good.

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