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Our Surprise Playoff Star

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by plasticman, Jan 15, 2022.

  1. plasticman

    plasticman Well-Known Member

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    I can't explain why but they exist. There are a few players out there right now that seem to be rather mediocre during the regular season.

    Then, for some reason, when the playoffs begin, the player is all over the field. He's making impact plays, sometimes game changing plays. They can come from any squad but there seems to be more of them on defense.

    These guys aren't Pro Bowlers. Well, I mean at that particular point in time when he first reveals himself as a postseason sensation. They are starters who typically play at a slightly above average level during the regular season, one of the less popular, mostly seen as the "other guy".

    Their best season is, literally, the postseason.

    Let me give you some examples

    Four players are currently tied for 1st place in playoff INT's with 9. Two of them are in the Hall of Fame. One of the remaining two is a Dallas Cowboy, Charlie Waters.

    That's right, Charlie Waters. By the time he made his 1st Pro Bowl in his 7th season, he had already played in three Super Bowls. Waters wasn't really that impressive during the regular season but he made some really big plays in the playoff games and built his reputation from there.

    Another was James Washington who played for the 90's Cowboys. He saved his biggest plays for the playoffs.

    Chuck Howley made his first Pro Bowl in his 8th season. A year later the Cowboys reached the playoffs for the first time while Howley reeled off four straight 1st team All Pro while playing in four NFL championship games.

    During the playoffs in 1970 and 1971, the Cowboys played in their first two SB's. In the first SB Howley had 2 INT's and was named SB MVP. In the 2nd Super Bowl, Howley had an INT and a fumble recovery. It can be argued that he deserved MVP in the 2nd SB more than he did in the 1st.

    Alvin Harper averaged 27.3 yards a reception in the playoffs and scored a TD every 6th reception. He is known for some of the greatest receptions in Cowboys playoff history.

    Everybody knows about Larry Brown.

    So the question is, who is the guy on this year's team? Who is the mysterious, overlooked, playoff surprise? It would not be someone obvious, like Micah or Randy. It would have to be totally unexpected, we never saw it coming.

    My Candidates:

    Dorrance Armstrong

    Blake Jarwin

    Jourdan Lewis

    Cedric Wilson

    Tony Pollard

    You might claim some of them as obvious but I'm not talking about just increased productivity, I mean a playoff playmaker.
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  2. mahoneybill

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  3. Surfguy

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  4. plasticman

    plasticman Well-Known Member

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    You think Pollard will do a "Timmy Smith" or a "Raheed Mostert"?.........Both were backups that gained over 200 yards in a single playoff game.
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  5. SHAMSzy

    SHAMSzy Well-Known Member

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    Cedrick Wilson
    Jayron Kearse
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  6. dcstar

    dcstar Well-Known Member

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    Mr Jarwin

    Go Cowboys!
  7. Oz-of-Cowboy-Country

    Oz-of-Cowboy-Country Well-Known Member

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    Isn't it both Lamb and Diggs first playoff game?
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  8. Bigdog

    Bigdog Well-Known Member

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    Greg Zuerlein. He actually makes all of his kicks and including XPts,lol.
  9. Pass2Run

    Pass2Run Well-Known Member

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    I'm going with Blake Jarwin, Blake Jarwin, and Blake Jarwin....
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  10. Redsfan_83

    Redsfan_83 Well-Known Member

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    Pollard has to be given the chance to be our star, and with Zeke healthy we all know this will not happen. Not saying he won't make plays, but won't be given enough touches to be the difference maker unfortunately. Espeically with the 9ers D, Zeke will be used to block more than he will to run
  11. Flamma

    Flamma Well-Known Member

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    I'd love it if Anthony Brown was that guy.
  12. Hawkeye0202

    Hawkeye0202 Well-Known Member

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    Pollard.....IF this offense gets going the way we have to, he will be a huge part of that. If he gets going, I just hope KM sticks with him....
  13. Blackrain

    Blackrain Well-Known Member

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    Tony Pollard and Cedric Wilson
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  14. cb626

    cb626 New Member

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    Maybe one of these Safeties....hell I'll go with
    Donovan Wilson
    Edit whoa whats going on with this font?

  15. America's Cowboy

    America's Cowboy Well-Known Member

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  16. StarChamber_33

    StarChamber_33 Well-Known Member

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    I live in the Bay Area [49er & Raiders central]., the other day I was listening to one of the local sports radio talk shows, one of the hosts mentioned the loss of Gallup and how it works to the 49ers advantage. He said without Gallup the passing game isn't as potent and that makes the Cowboys more vulnerable.. what he doesn't know is we have another guy [Cedric Wilson] that is very capable of making plays down the field.. With the attention Cooper, CeeDee & Schultz will get from opposing defenses, Wilson will have ample opportunity to make plays and help this team win.
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  17. plymkr

    plymkr Well-Known Member

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    My vote goes to Cedric Wilson. He just makes big plays when his number is called. That 4th down catch against the Patriots, total clutch. You can't teach clutch. Either you are or you're not. Ced Wilson is clutch.
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  18. DogFace

    DogFace Carharris2

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    I’m really down on Lewis and hope he doesn’t play much. I think Jarwin is due a good game. Two td’s would be nice.
  19. BermyStar

    BermyStar Well-Known Member

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    Cedric Wilson & Neville Gallimore

    Low key candidate: Malik Hooker
  20. guag

    guag Tertiary Adjunct of Unimatrix 01

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    Bossman Fat

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