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Excellent points. Another thing that seems to haunt them is the stupid penalties. I guess those are really mental too, so I suppose that fits in with your last sentence here. I am worried about those too, all those ones that negate gains and keep you moving backwards. Especially the ones on defense after you get a stop, and it gives them automatic first downs and keeps their offense on the field when you had them stopped. Those things send you home from the playoffs - one and done.This has been this franchise's achilles heel since Emmitt, Mike and Troy retired. Just not mentally strong enough to focus in come playoff time. Frankly I have very little doubt that the 2014 probably goes up to Seattle and molly whops the Seahawks again if they get past Green Bay.. And all Romo has to do is hit the open guy for the first down on 4th and 2 instead of the yolo throw to Dez. Yes he caught it, but the smarter play would have been take the first down.. Keep grinding on that defense that had not stopped Murray all day, and score the game winning TD with about 5 seconds left on the clock so you know who has no chance to come back and beat you.
Then the 2016 team was good but too young and inexperienced. When they were moving the ball late in that game and Zeke had ripped off a nice run into the red zone they hurried to the line and ran that stupid WR screen that got picked off. Again the smart play would have been to keep handing the ball to Zeke. The Packers had about as much chance of stopping him that day as they had stopping Murray two years before. Then later in the game it happened again.. They drove down into scoring position and spike the ball before setting up the FG. Again why? If you were going to spike it, then do so with 5 seconds left.. not a minute or so. Should have handed it to Zeke 2-3 more times THEN kicked the FG. Assuming the Packers even stopped Zeke from housing it on their arses. The mental stuff has haunted this franchise for over 2 decades. I am nervous that it's going to get them again in the end. I pray I'm wrong.