We have a shot to win the Super Bowl this year, even if we start 0-2

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by MichiganCowboyFan, Sep 7, 2021.

  1. MichiganCowboyFan

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    These first 2 weeks will be about evaluating (a) the ceilings of our offense, and (b) the potential of our defense. I believe the defense will be good if not great by the second half of the season, getting tons of picks, sacks, and stops. But early on the defense will most likely look like trash for the most part, since there are a lot of new parts to put together, even if they are mostly good parts. So I expect them to struggle on the road against 2 of the league's top 5 offenses in the Bucs and Chargers.

    The main thing is that Dak and our offense need to prove that they can keep up. If true, then once our defense gets it together, we can start playing Seattle 2012 ball and blow other teams out of the stadiums in the second half of the season and seriously compete for a Super Bowl this year.

    Starting 0-2 is NOT a death knell and has never been, and that fact is even more true in a 17 game regular season.

    The Cowboys will be FINE this year as long as our offense succeeds in the first 2 weeks, regardless of whether we are 0-2 or 1-1. DO NOT PANIC. Our defense will only continue to steadily improve and jell as the season rolls forward. We have the chance to win every other game on our schedule this year, with the KC and NE road games least likely, but other than that it's a mostly favorable schedule for us this year, and don't you guys dare forget that we're the only team in the division with an elite (or even NFL average) starting quarterback on the roster.
  2. MichiganCowboyFan

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    It's true.
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  3. Jake

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    I'm not going to panic if Dallas starts 0-2 or 1-1 because I don't think "Super Bowl" is a realistic goal for the 2021 Cowboys. Looks more like a 9-8 team to me.
  4. MountaineerCowboy

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    I think we start 0-2 then end up 3-2.
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  5. calicowboy54

    calicowboy54 Well-Known Member

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    what about 0 - 5?
  6. jazzcat22

    jazzcat22 Well-Known Member

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    What about 5-0?
  7. JayFord

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    I think we start out 0-2

    but i also think we win the next 4 to be 4-2

    the rest of the season depends on health they can be 2-9 or 9-2 the rest of the way
  8. MichiganCowboyFan

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    I think losses at NE and KC and we can honestly win the rest of the schedule. Normally I'd say division games would be competitive because they're division games, but the rest of the division just stinks... especially at QB and HCs, the most important parts of the team. And Dak as a starter has always had a strong record against division rivals, even when the division was better for instance in 2016 and in 2018.
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  9. MichiganCowboyFan

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    That would mean that we would have just lost 3 in a row at home, against the Eagles, Panthers, and Giants, none of which have an even average quarterback.

    Only way that happens is if Dak goes down again.
  10. CowboyRoy

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    Cowboys need to win one of these games
  11. fredp22

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    so this isnt a "Must Win"?
    if thats true it would break the 24 "Must Win" game streak we're on. Couple weeks ago we even had a "Must Win" preseason post
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  12. aikemirv

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    I will let you know my thoughts after I see our defense play. We could be 0-2 and have a shot or 0-2 and being saying - oh boy - here we go again!
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  13. phildadon86

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    I think we beat Tampa. Lose to the Chargers after a week of us hearing we are Superbowl bound. Then we go undefeated until our bye. All contingent on health.
  14. rnr_honeybadger

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    The Cowboys PR really is something else. Every year this hapless team manages to get people believing that they are ready to compete for a SB.
  15. Jake

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  16. morat1959

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    You live in a dream world.
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  17. MikeB80

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    I'm sorry did you say the first two weeks are about evaluation?

    Umm no. They are about winning. The past 7 months have been about evaluation.

    and if you watched Hard Knocks tonight you will see Gm Jerry is sharp as a tack and has the organization running on all cylinders.
  18. MichiganCowboyFan

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    well, they called my Eagles fan half brother an idiot for saying the Eagles would win the Super Bowl in 2017-18. That the QB was too young, Doug Pederson was unqualified, the offensive line was too old, the defensive line was overpaid, and the secondary and receivers were terrible.
  19. waving monkey

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    I think this has Zeek type legs
  20. Oz-of-Cowboy-Country

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    Parsons is going to win our first two games by himself. He'll end up with 9 sacks, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, four interceptions, and 26 six tackles in those first two games. And the media will start to refer to him as "The Big Bang."
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