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The Cowboys and Vikings are nearly identical at this point of the season

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Hot_Toddy, Nov 9, 2019.

  1. Hot_Toddy

    Hot_Toddy Well-Known Member

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    This game is as close to a "Regular Season/Playoff Game" that the Cowboys have played at the time of match-up:

    1. The Records:
    Cowboys 5-3 and the Vikings 6-3. Both teams are fighting for (or maintaining) 1st in their respective divisions.

    2. A look at Common Opponents and how each team fared:
    • Redskins: Cowboys won by 10 : Vikings Won by 10
    • Eagles: Cowboys won by 17 : Vikings won by 18
    • Giants: Cowboys won by 18 and 19 (2 games) : Vikings won by 18
    • Packers: Cowboys lost by 10 : Vikings lost by 5
    3. Cowboys and Vikings combined records of teams they LOST to:
    • Cowboys lost to: Packers (7-2); Saints (7-1); Jets (1-7): Combined opponent record: 15-10
    • Vikings lost to: Packers (7-2); Chiefs (6-3); Bears (3-5): Combined opponent record 16-10
    The efficiency ratings that I posted here: https://cowboyszone.com/threads/vikings-at-cowboys-aikman-efficiency-ratings.444787/ have the Cowboys Rated 3 overall and the Vikings at 4 overall in efficiency.
    • Now we just need the Cowboys to be "consistently efficient" in all 3 phases of the game.
    Everyone keeps looking ahead to the Patriots in the AFC. We'll cross that bridge when we get there. But this is an NFC game that has higher Playoff and Divisional stakes.

    The above are the stats. What are you looking to see from the Cowboys? Individual match-ups etc?

    I've been waiting for this game. I want to see what this team is made of. Go Cowboys!
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  2. T-RO

    T-RO Benched

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    Superb Post, bro. Should be a great game.
  3. boxer-rumble

    boxer-rumble Well-Known Member

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    Great analysis and thanks for the stats.

    It’s down to Zimmer vs Garrett.
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  4. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Both teams' weakness is QB too.
  5. charron

    charron Well-Known Member

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    Great post...this will be a great game.
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  6. Maxmadden

    Maxmadden Well-Known Member

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    Luckily we have the QB advantage over our biggest NFC East rival the Eagles.
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  7. Techsass

    Techsass Well-Known Member

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    The buildup to this game has been exciting. Too bad we're going to blow them out...or at least we should.
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  8. Sarge

    Sarge Red, White and Brew... Moderator

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    Should come down to coaching.
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  9. AmariChill

    AmariChill Well-Known Member

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    So, basically you’re saying the Vikings are wining..?
  10. phildadon86

    phildadon86 Well-Known Member

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    Can’t be true. @AmariChill says the Vikings dominated!
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  11. simplycowboys210

    simplycowboys210 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for this m8. Great breakdown, with factual evidence.
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  12. Cowboysheelsreds053

    Cowboysheelsreds053 Well-Known Member

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    Oh Lord hope not. Hope we just on them right from the start. Do not let it come down to coaching.
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  13. FTWayne

    FTWayne Well-Known Member

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    I think it will come down to who can pressure the QB the most effectively.
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  14. Oz-of-Cowboy-Country

    Oz-of-Cowboy-Country Well-Known Member

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    Its basically our offensive line versus theirs. Which line plays the best wins the game. As is the case for most NFL games.
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  15. Techsass

    Techsass Well-Known Member

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    Losing Thielen is going to hurt Cousins a lot, which means we can key in on Dalvin Cook. I see this as a predominantly defensive struggle, but we have enough firepower to still score consistently.

    It really isn't fair that they are missing a star on both offense & defense, while we're missing a backup Olineman. Kind of wipes the equality out of the equation.
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  16. Hadenough

    Hadenough Well-Known Member

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    The Vikings are ranked 12th against the pass and 3rd against the run. That being said Dallas must still run the ball. If Zeke gets over a 100 yds the Cowboys will win.
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  17. cowboy_ron

    cowboy_ron You Can't Fix Stupid

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    I was afraid somebody was going to say that.
  18. cowboy_ron

    cowboy_ron You Can't Fix Stupid

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    Trolls are like habitual liars........they tend to forget what they told who.
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  19. cowboy_ron

    cowboy_ron You Can't Fix Stupid

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    Rut ro
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  20. jazzcat22

    jazzcat22 Well-Known Member

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    no, you are thinking of the Eagles - Vikings.

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