Since the score was 34-24 with time running out, kicking a FG was weird

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  1. CowboysFanSince88

    CowboysFanSince88 Well-Known Member

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    I mean I am sure we were all thinking 2 TD's to win the game 38-34. So why kick it on 4th and 5 when it's not that much time left and you are driving to score a TD. If it was 6 mins left then yes I would kick the FG but we had come from such a huge hole that it really made no sense to even go for it. Did Garrett want to play for OT????

    I truly hate this coach
     
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  2. Dre11

    Dre11 Well-Known Member

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    You needed a fg anyways. You had to make it a 1 score game, however you could.
     
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  3. Kingofholland

    Kingofholland Well-Known Member

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    No that was the right call. The time to go for it would have been in the 1st half down by 17 and trying to settle for a 54 yard field goal.
     
  4. atlantacowboy

    atlantacowboy Zone Supporter

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    I agree. But the fact remains the game hinged on an unlikely onside kick recovery no matter what we did. The real error was going down 31-3.
     
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  5. Hennessy_King

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    I thought being close to the endzone it made sense to try and get the 5 yards and the td first. If we make that fg and get the onside kick. Going to be a lot harder to drive for a td with 1:30 left no timeouts
     
  6. atlantacowboy

    atlantacowboy Zone Supporter

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    It was important to Garret's legacy that the game appear to be a one score loss which is far more respectable.

    He just didn't bank on Maher missing a chippy.
     
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  7. D4KADON

    D4KADON Well-Known Member

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    Garrett is a tool but he made the right call here
     
  8. RoboQB

    RoboQB Well-Known Member

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    Playing too much Madden will rot your brain, kid... lol
     
  9. Cowfan75

    Cowfan75 Well-Known Member

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    You don't succeed with onside kicks in today's NFL anyway.
     
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  10. CowboysFanSince88

    CowboysFanSince88 Well-Known Member

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    FG's dont win games they set you up to lose
     
  11. CowboysFanSince88

    CowboysFanSince88 Well-Known Member

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    well that's my point, since there was a likely chance of needing a onside kick I dont know why a FG was even a option.
     
  12. Runwildboys

    Runwildboys Well-Known Member

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    They do when you miss them.
     
  13. CowboysFanSince88

    CowboysFanSince88 Well-Known Member

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    Post of the day
     
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  14. Hennessy_King

    Hennessy_King Benched

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    Madden is a simulation. Ppl that play madden probably have more sense of time management than you
     
  15. cowboyfan4life2

    cowboyfan4life2 Well-Known Member

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    You have to kick the fg too bad our kicker is trash.
     
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  16. Dre11

    Dre11 Well-Known Member

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    You needed an anyway if you wanted to win. You down 10. At some point you were going to need it.
     
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  17. DakPresgoat

    DakPresgoat Well-Known Member

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    The field goal at that point was the right call.

    Kicking a 55 yarder near end of the first half was the wrong call. Should have gone for it then.
     
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  18. RoboQB

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    Highly doubtful.
    The key point I made here is "too much".
    As in too much simulation makes one lose touch with reality.

    Take another sip, Hen... lol
     
  19. Floatyworm

    Floatyworm The Labeled One

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    Which...I thought they should have kicked the FG before the 2 minute warning...and still kicked off. You had the 1 time out and the 2 minute warning to work with. Still...your counting on your kicker to make a FG...which we all know now...he can't kick...So I guess it doesn't matter now. But that's how I thought we should have played it out. Leave it to the NFL to kill the onside kick. :rolleyes:
     
  20. atlantacowboy

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    We needed the onside kick recovery whether we scored a TD or FG. Either makes it a one score game. I didn't like the call b/c it was gutless and Maher is highly unreliable.
     
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