How do you feel about a Cowboys at Pats 2019 opener?

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  1. JoeKing

    JoeKing Diehard Zone Supporter

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    I think it's too early in the season to play that game but it would still be something to excite the Cowboys fan base. This seems to be a common pick to be the Pats opener among most of the sources I see predicting the schedule.
  2. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    I'd be down with that. It's a high profile matchup and honestly I would rather play the Pats early rather than later. They seems to get better as the season rolls along.
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  3. Kage

    Kage Well-Known Member

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    This. They use the regular season as an extended preseason to test things out for the playoffs.
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  4. jazzcat22

    jazzcat22 Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't mind it.
    Would hate waiting again to wait on a Sunday night game though.

    But the up side, is it gets a potential December cold weather game out of the way. As we all know we will finish on the road, or last 2 on the road at a division rival or two game.
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  5. Shinaoi

    Shinaoi Well-Known Member

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    Early is better than later, but would prefer it week 2 or 3.
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  6. CowboyManDan

    CowboyManDan Well-Known Member

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    Contemplating going to this game since I live near Foxborough...not so sure I'd want it as the opener though.
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  7. ClappingCarrot

    ClappingCarrot Well-Known Member

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    I'd rather play the Patriots in week 1 right away before they "figure it out."

    They have some major, major turnover on their team and I would like them as quickly as possible.
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  8. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    It is not going to happen.
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  9. CouchCoach

    CouchCoach Well-Known Member

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    I don't like it, opening weekend is big anyway and that could be a marquis matchup later in the season.

    However, for those that are looking for the easier path, better to catch them in September in Boston than December. However, something tells me that if it were the Cowboys, Belichick would not treat that like just any opening season game in primetime and neither would his players.
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  10. Xelda

    Xelda Well-Known Member

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    That's what I was thinking. Catch them before they get a chance to knock the rust off.
  11. nightrain

    nightrain Since 1971

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    Much rather get the Pats in early part of the season.
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  12. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    Too early.

    Not as much reward for a big Win if you get it at that point in the season.

    Games like New Orleans last year, Seattle 2014, Green Bay and Pittsburgh in 2016 were towards the middle of the year.

    That's where i'd like to see this game be so we could potentially get momentum from it.
  13. cowboy_ron

    cowboy_ron You Can't Fix Stupid

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    meh, it doesn't matter to me..........teams that worry about their opponents probably aren't going to be very good anyway.........that is a weak mentality.
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  14. JD_KaPow

    JD_KaPow jimnabby

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    Well, since I don't believe in momentum, I don't think there's any reward for a big win except the point in the win column, and it does seem like that would be easiest to get in Foxboro early rather than later.

    After NO last season, the Eagles took us to OT in Dallas (a few weeks after we beat them in regulation in Philly), and then we went out and got stomped by IND. I don't think we gained any momentum from the NO game.
    In 2016, we beat GB and went straight into our bye week...and then the Eagles took us to OT in Dallas. And they weren't good that year.
    After Seattle in 2014, we beat a bad Giants team, and then lost the next 2 games, at home. Of course, that's because Romo got hurt. Momentum's not a thing. Health is.
  15. CATCH17

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    I completely disagree.

    I hope you don't care about how a team is playing in December if you don't believe in momentum.
  16. Jarv

    Jarv Loud pipes saves lives.

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    Yeah, I'm in CT and was planning on that too, but season opener would be a Sunday night and cost big $$$$s.
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  17. JD_KaPow

    JD_KaPow jimnabby

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    I don't.
    Well, that's not quite right. First, I want my team to play well all the time. Secondly, I want my team to be healthy in December: usually, when a team fades down the stretch, injuries are a big part of the reason. As I said, momentum's not a thing, but health certainly is.

    The obvious counterexample is the 2009 Saints, who started 13-0, dropped their last 3, and went on to win the SB. This has been studied, and there's no evidence of a momentum effect leading into the playoffs.
  18. jsb357

    jsb357 Well-Known Member

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    Much rather get the Pats in The Super Bowl...

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  19. CATCH17

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    I actually think playing well late in the year is overrated as well but most people do not.

    But I do think beating certain teams that everyone has labeled as the best team in football do bring momentum when you find a way to beat them. I've seen it too many times.

    That New Orleans game catapulted us to the playoffs and brought a confidence to our defense that they just didn't quite have at that point.
  20. cowboyec

    cowboyec Well-Known Member

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