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The real reason Dallas lost to the Rams - complaints over Dak

Discussion in 'Overtime Zone' started by Yobwocs, May 28, 2019.

  1. Yobwocs

    Yobwocs Well-Known Member

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    Total possessions. We only had 8 possessions in the entire game.

    Compare this to the amount of possessions the LOSING team in the Playoffs had starting from the Divisional round on.

    Amount of possessions of the LOSING team:

    Kansas City over Indianapolis - Indianapolis got 11 possessions
    LA Rams over Dallas - Dallas got 8 possessions
    New England over San Diego - San Diego got 11 possessions
    New Orleans over Philadelphia - Philadelphia got 9 possessions

    New England over Kansas City - Kansas City got 10 possessions
    LA Rams over New Orleans - New Orleans got 10 possessions

    New England over LA Rams - Rams got 12 possessions

    Percentage converted to Touchdowns:

    Indianapolis' offense converted 1 TD out of 11 - .091%
    Dallas' offense converted 3 TDs out of 8 - 37.5%
    San Diego's offense converted 4 TDs out of 11 - 36.36%
    Philadelphia's offense converted 2 TDs out of 9 - 22.22%

    Kansas City's offense converted 3 TDs out of 10 - 30% (KC actually converted 4, but I'm not gonna count that measly 23 yard TD drive that Mahomes converted....)
    New Orlean's offense converted 2 TDs out of 10 - 20%
    Rams' offense converted 0 TDs out of 12 - 0%

    Those who are griping about Dak's poor 3rd down conversion rate in the Rans game fail to see that all of the QBs did worse than he did converting TDs as an entire percentage of drives. Dak's conversion rate (37.5%) was the highest among all QBs in the playoffs starting from the Divisional Round on. I'm sure people are just waiting to pounce on me claiming Mahomes actually converted 40%, but one of those was a 23 yard drive.....come on now. I'd say based on those numbers, only Rivers was Dak's equal in the playoffs.
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  2. ShortRound131

    ShortRound131 Well-Known Member

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  3. Super_Kazuya

    Super_Kazuya Well-Known Member

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    Uh yeah, no. Dak was terrible all game long. And just like his phony Pro Bowl, the garbage time touchdown at the end of the game that was gifted to the Cowboys by Aqib let Dak slobberers run all summer with the notion that it was a close game. It wasn't.
  4. jay94

    jay94 Well-Known Member

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    Our run defense was terrible, this wasn't an 8 point game it was an *** kicking.
  5. America's Cowboy

    America's Cowboy Well-Known Member

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  6. viman96

    viman96 Thread Killer

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    The team got their butts handed to them. Coaches, offense, defense, special teams all lost the game.
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  7. Tangle_Foot

    Tangle_Foot Well-Known Member

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    I think Dez caught it and made a football move.:mad:
    :huh: What
    :angry: well it's getting hard to tell one dead horse from another
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  8. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Moderator

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    The running defense is still trying to stop the Rams.
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  9. Oz-of-Cowboy-Country

    Oz-of-Cowboy-Country Well-Known Member

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    The biggest red flag a starting QB can have is his inability to win over the fanbase. Cry babies may be cry babies, but all kids cry for a reason. Dak just needs to pacify this crowd with a ring. Me included.


    Trevor Lawrence 2021.
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    PAPPYDOG "It was a catchable pass" Zone Supporter

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    If it's a offensive bonanza game count us out!
    Our QB can't keep up and protect our Defense and keep up score wise.
    All DC in the NFL know .......Stop Zeke win the game!!!!
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  11. Yobwocs

    Yobwocs Well-Known Member

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    An offensive bonanza game like the Packers in the Playoffs in which we lost by one field goal. Or the 2nd Eagles game last year where Dak had to keep putting up more points because the game just won't end and the defense was all worn out near the end.

    I wasn't aware the Rams game was an offensive bonanza. The Rams simply bleeded the time of possession away in the first half so we won't get many opportunities to put up points. It's true we had 4 straight unsuccessful possessions, but that's like a normal game in the playoffs at that time. But the fact is, there's still supposed to be a lot more possessions left even after 4 short possessions but we were staring midway in the 3rd Q while on our 5th possession - meaning the Rams just intentionally melted away the clock.

    We bit them back in the 2nd half and figured out what they were trying to do but we still couldn't stop the run. It was the same thing the Patriots did against the Chiefs - try to take them out of it early and put a lopsided score up before we even knew what bit us.

    Stop Zeke? Of course we can't have Zeke stopped. We rely on Zeke. When we're a team that figures Zeke in our gameplan as much as we do, we HAVE to have him run for more than 47 yards otherwise we're staring at a huge disadvantage. We either have him play well or not at all. But I agree, we can't have him STOPPED. It's simply not a formula to win. Like I said, either he plays well or not at all - and I'm fine with the latter if that's what it takes.... we're 4-3 without Zeke all time, so...
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  12. AmericanCowboy

    AmericanCowboy Well-Known Member

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    We lost the game because we were thoroughly outcoached.

    This is a common theme in the Garrett Era. McVay is brilliant- our coaches are stuck in the Stone Age.
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  13. Nav22

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    Dak was the only reason we had any shot. “Terrible” was the defense and “terrible” was our OL and run game.

    Thanks for your JOKE of a take, and please bottle up those sad, DELICIOUS tears of yours when Dak signs his new deal.
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  14. Pompey-Cowboy

    Pompey-Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    Er.... yes, except IT WAS AN 8 POINT GAME. As much as we sucked in a lot of ways, we were 1 score away from a championship game. This, when you really think about it, is good news. It means we don't have to improve a great deal to be a genuine contender.
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  15. Blake

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    The fact that you allowed that little bit of misery to slip out makes my day. :popcorn:

    WE know you hate it. And you must like slobbering all over Romo's man boobs.
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    PAPPYDOG "It was a catchable pass" Zone Supporter

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    So why pay Dak 30 million a year strap the team cap wise when it's pretty evident that it's Zeke or BUST!
    We're 4-3 without Zeke with 2 wins vrs the DEAD Giants Raiders and Skins.....and 3 a@@-whippings that knocked us out of the playoffs vrs the Bolts Eagles and Falcons you know teams that we're going somewhere in December.....
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  17. America's Cowboy

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  18. Mr_C

    Mr_C Carharris2

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    What was the bigger factor in it not being close. Dak’s play or the run defense?
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  19. Mr_C

    Mr_C Carharris2

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    What’s your suggestion at QB if we let Dak walk?

    We’ll ignore the many facts and figures that say that Dak is, at the very worst, an average NFL an qb and go with your feelings and then your path forward. Please provide a viable option that will make us a better team.

    PAPPYDOG "It was a catchable pass" Zone Supporter

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    Let him earn his mega deal this upcoming season.
    If he continues to be regressing Dak then bite the bullet in the Draft(trade up) and get ourselves a Top pick QB in the upcoming draft.
    Guys stop the hate BS we all want the same thing here ......Superbowl # 6......and it ain't gonna happen with sub-par play at QB!

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