Last year they didn't deserve to play on opening night this year they do

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  1. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    Last year we opened the season on Thursday night against the defending Super Bowl champions.
     
  2. Jarntt

    Jarntt Well-Known Member

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    Frame it however you want. The Cowboys are a ratings gold mine and that is why they are scheduled in this game
     
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  3. cowboyed

    cowboyed Well-Known Member

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    Undeserving? I respectfully disagree. The score playing on the road against the defending Super Bowl champion > Bucs 31 - Cowboys 29
     
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  4. noshame

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

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    Do some of you completely understand how bad our division was last year? In thousands of years cheering for this team I've never seen the NFCEa bigger train wreck
    Not even close.
     
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  5. BourbonBalz

    BourbonBalz Star4Ever

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    2 playoff teams.
     
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  6. Doomsday101

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    Networks knows where the rating are and as long as the Cowboys are bringing in the ratings they will continue to get primetime. Last season the 2 highest rated games was Cowboys vs raiders and Cowboys vs KC. Networks pay out big money to the NFL and as long as the Cowboys are a ratings booster they will continue to show them. Don't watch if you don't want to see them in prime time
     
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  7. Mannix

    Mannix Well-Known Member

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    Games being played at AT&T mean ZILCH...NOTHING...ZERO home field advantage.
     
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  8. CoachD

    CoachD Well-Known Member

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    Thursday, Sunday, Monday who gives a **** they shouldn't have been there.
     
  9. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    They were there because they draw ratings.
     
  10. CouchCoach

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    And it is critical to the league that they kick off the season with strong ratings because the reports will be coming out on the following Tuesday with comparisons to the previous games to start the seasons.

    That is one of the reasons that they stopped staring the season on Labor Day weekend and let college have that. They were not off to a great start and it is a symbiotic relationship with the TV nets, who are actually the underwriters of the NFL and the reason they all make a profit before the ball touches the tee.
     
  11. Jake

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    Those 2 playoff teams combined to go 4-10 vs winning teams outside of the NFC East.

    Only 1 of those 4 wins came against a playoff team - the Cowboys overtime win versus the Patriots. The others were over the 9-8 Chargers and Saints.

    Neither NFC East team won a playoff game, nor did the one playoff team Dallas defeated (Patriots got blown out).

    The NFC East was garbage last season.
     
  12. Dallasfann

    Dallasfann Well-Known Member

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    The most successful sport league on the entire planet earth, puts the most popular and wealthy sports team in the entire world on prime time and a guy working at quick mart thinks they shouldn't be there. #WelcomeToACowboysForum
     
  13. BourbonBalz

    BourbonBalz Star4Ever

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    The NFC North was worse.
     
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  14. Doomsday101

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    how many playoff teams in the NFC North?
     
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  15. JayFord

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    2015 and 2020 were worst years for the division
     
  16. CoachD

    CoachD Well-Known Member

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    Son you're just as mindless as the rest of um but keep drinking that kool Aid must taste got after 26 years of mediocrity. Oh FYI it's 7-11.
     
  17. CoachD

    CoachD Well-Known Member

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    I wish they could draw more wins.
     
  18. OmerV

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    It's not an award the league gives out, it's just about ratings. If the league and network think the Cowboys will bring in viewers that's all they justification they need to put the Cowboys in a prime TV spot..
     
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  19. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    They draw wins during the regular season. Wish they could draw more wins during the playoffs.
     
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  20. Forneymike

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    What drives who is on Prime Time is one thing, say it with me “ratings”. No one draws more eyes to the screen than the Cowboys. If they could have 15 prime time/stand alone games, they would. Nothing else matters. No one takes “deserving” into account. Think about what you are saying before you say it. Networks are out for ratings. That’s it. They will fight for Cowboys games till their dying breath.
     
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