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Why Is Elliott On The Sidelines?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Zekeats, Dec 11, 2016.

  1. DallasCowboys2080

    DallasCowboys2080 Well-Known Member

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    so the reason Zeke was on the sideline in crunchtime is because they wanted to see what they were gonna do with Dunbar?

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  2. yimyammer

    yimyammer Well-Known Member

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    Still haven't heard a logical answer. I just don't get it.
  3. NeonNinja

    NeonNinja Dash28

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    Because coaches love Dunbar and claim he's the teams third down back. Sorry, that's ridiculous and I want Elliott on the field at the end of games and on third down.
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  4. JohnnyTheFox

    JohnnyTheFox Achilleslastand

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    And what did they do with Dunbar, besides lose?
  5. Bullflop

    Bullflop Well-Known Member

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    The staff should have contacted The Zone to advise them when to keep Zeke in the lineup and when not to . . . ;)
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  6. Wood

    Wood Well-Known Member

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    because Dallas is fascinated with Lance Dunbar in 2 minute offense. You can't make this stuff up.
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  7. Zekeats

    Zekeats theranchsucks

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    It was because of week 1 last season when he caught a couple of balls on the final game winning drive against the Giants.
  8. noshame

    noshame I'm not dead yet...... Zone Supporter

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    Because Dunbar is more familiar with lenihan's old offense.

    Which sucks

    Please somebody hire this guy as a head coach

    I'd trade the Skins Linehan 4 Callahan in a heartbeat
  9. kevm3

    kevm3 Well-Known Member

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    The coaches lost us that game with their 'experiments'. That was NOT the game to experiment. You lock up HFA and THEN you experiment.
  10. Bleu Star

    Bleu Star Bye Felicia! Zone Supporter

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    While I do understand that even the best RBs in the history of football needed breathers, I have notice this exact same thing for several games now. It irritates me. It's like the coaching staff doesn't know how to strategically apply his skill set over the course of 60 minutes.
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  11. Aven8

    Aven8 Well-Known Member

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    It's because JG is enamored with him. He lights up when he talks aboit him. I don't get it. I also don't get that he gets paid a lot.
  12. DeaconMoss

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  13. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    It's Garretts offense. Linehan is just calling plays out of it to make sure Garrett can keep a Run/Pass balance.
  14. noshame

    noshame I'm not dead yet...... Zone Supporter

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    No Linehan developed this offense preceding the 2014 to accommodate Romo's return from back surgery. It featured short horizontal routes that allowed for RAC even Dez was running 5 yd crossing routes along with the occasional jump ball fly pattern. Unfortunately as the year went on defenses began to do what they did in the Giants game and all last year. Clog the middle, taking away the run and short pass.
    You have to spread the ball around to beat these defenses, and we stopped doin that.

    Why? You decide.
  15. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Somebody has a man crush on Dunbar.
  16. Cmac

    Cmac Well-Known Member

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  17. TheHerd

    TheHerd Well-Known Member

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    I love the "Zeke needs rest" answer.

    So making sure our best offensive player is on the sideline resting while the Cowboys attempt a game winning drive makes sense in which universe exactly? I guess at least he'll catch his breath for the plane ride home that way.
  18. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    He can't be on the field every snap. If you're referring to 3rd downs, they are not going to run on 3rd and long. Dunbar is a good blocker and receiver.

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