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How Big is Cowboys game tonight?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Diehardblues, Sep 16, 2018 at 7:33 AM.

  1. Diehardblues

    Diehardblues Well-Known Member

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    Its only the second game of the season. How big could it be?

    In the overall scheme of things it might not be big at all. Historically Cowboys of course first team to begin 0-2 and go on to win Super Bowl but they were the defending champs.

    This is a young team trying to find their way. An offense trying to re-establish themselves setting a futility mark in Cowboys history for most scoring games under 10 points in a stretch .

    How does the season look at 0-2?
    The mountain to climb just gets bigger.

    This is as close as it gets to a must win early in the season with a very tough schedule ahead.

    Hopefully we can rebound and put to rest all of the negative drama that will be attached with the prospect of 0-3.
     
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  2. CPanther95

    CPanther95 Well-Known Member

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    I'd consider it a Must Tie game.

    Anything else will mean a season of doom & gloom.
     
  3. acr731

    acr731 Well-Known Member

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    The TCU - Ohio State game last night at Jerry World was bigger. Probably the best game that will be played there the rest of 2018.
     
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  4. Captain-Crash

    Captain-Crash Well-Known Member

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    lose and do it big, that way we can finally clean house. Get a new HC, OC, DC and a real QB.
     
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  5. northerncowboynation

    northerncowboynation Well-Known Member

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    If the troubling trend of poor play by Dakota Prescott and the O-line continues then we have a problem. If not, we have a one week reprieve until the next must win, game 3 ;)
     
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  6. cowboys1981

    cowboys1981 Well-Known Member

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    Big. A win and we're 1-0 in Division.
     
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  7. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    It's 1/16th of the season. So pretty big.
     
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  8. northerncowboynation

    northerncowboynation Well-Known Member

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    A win and it's civil on here for a week, a loss and it's a continuation of week 1. As far as the effect of a loss on the team, IDK, I've never been invited into the locker room and never will be. This just occurred to me, the offense is pulling a 2010 when the defense tanked under Uncle Wade. That would change the mood on here after an 0-8 start :muttley:
     
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  9. Batman1980

    Batman1980 Well-Known Member

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    0-2 would be a death knell on the season and 1 foot out the door for the 3 Stooges on our coaching staff.
     
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  10. JayFord

    JayFord Well-Known Member

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    If thats the case i hope we lose 100-0
     
  11. Batman1980

    Batman1980 Well-Known Member

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    You Cowboys fans hoping for a big loss, I just don't know what to say. We could be 0-15 and I still wouldn't want to lose to the G-Strings.
     
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  12. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    The odds of us making the playoffs after going 0-2 are so low that I think it’s ok to say that the season is pretty much on the line.

    We have about a 10% chance to make the playoffs if we don’t win this game.
     
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  13. Aviano90

    Aviano90 Proud DC.com Reject Zone Supporter

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    It is very important to keep an 8-8 pace.
     
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  14. Pants

    Pants Well-Known Member

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    losing big in Jerry's playground to the hated Mara after being punked by the Jets owner? "big" week for the jones family


    btw, I see something like 23-20 Dallas win and then the JWB flows freely in a "good" way instead of a "needs help in an AA way"....
     
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  15. Bleu Star

    Bleu Star Bye Felicia! Zone Supporter

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    It's no bigger than game 1 was and equally as big as the next 14 that will follow.
     
  16. Bullflop

    Bullflop Well-Known Member

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    It was reported lately that if an NFL team loses its first two games, its chance of reaching the playoffs is 12%. :omg:
     
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2018 at 8:26 AM
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  17. Cowboysheelsreds053

    Cowboysheelsreds053 Well-Known Member

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    LLLOOLLL
     
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  18. Diehardblues

    Diehardblues Well-Known Member

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    That’s correct. 12%. Here’s a link.

    Good news is better teams can rebound like the 1993 defending SB champs. But lesser teams usually don’t.

    https://www.businessinsider.com/nfl-playoff-odds-after-0-2-start-2013-9

    Looking ahead. Only 3 teams in NFL history have made the playoffs after starting 0-3.
     
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  19. JayFord

    JayFord Well-Known Member

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    The odds of us winning the superbowl this year are the same regardless of if we win or lose tonight....absolute 0
     
  20. Batman1980

    Batman1980 Well-Known Member

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    I don't see enough talent on this team, especially with a strong schedule, to recover from an 0-2 start to make the play-offs in the stacked NFC.
     

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