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Post#21 » by bluejerseyjinx » Tue Dec 6, 2016 11:53 pm

With our defense, that extra week off is more important than just a win with a day off.
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Post#22 » by Mr B » Wed Dec 7, 2016 3:44 am

Otis Driftwood wrote:
bluejerseyjinx wrote:Now getting a first round bye is key. I want nothing to do with wild card weekend.


First things first...

Win the NFC East next Sunday night.


Could do both on Sunday. If Seahawks or Detroit lose on Sunday all Cowboys have to do is win and they'll have the NFC East and home field locked up.
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Post#23 » by Otis Driftwood » Wed Dec 7, 2016 1:34 pm

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bluejerseyjinx wrote:Now getting a first round bye is key. I want nothing to do with wild card weekend.


First things first...

Win the NFC East next Sunday night.


Could do both on Sunday. If Seahawks or Detroit lose on Sunday all Cowboys have to do is win and they'll have the NFC East and home field locked up.


Bears @ Lions
Seahawks @ Packers

I ain't feeling either of these going in our favor.
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Post#24 » by Otis Driftwood » Thu Dec 8, 2016 1:17 pm

RIP Dave Edwards.
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Post#25 » by Otis Driftwood » Sun Dec 11, 2016 3:04 am

Dumbass...

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Post#26 » by Otis Driftwood » Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:02 pm

Welp...

First off, any and all credit must go to the Giants. Steve Spagnuolo is one hell of a Defensive Coordinator and he had that defense ready to go last night. As Collinsworth said more than once - they were spectacular. He clearly had a plan to focus on slowing down Zeke, keep Dak in the pocket and make Dak beat the Giants defense from there. He couldn't.

It was obvious the coverages and blitz packages had Dak confused all night. One thing I've noticed with Dak when he struggles. His footwork goes to crap. And when it does, his passes are all over the place. Saw it in the first half against the Steelers, saw it again against the Ravens and I've seen it against both the Vikings and Giants. In most cases, he would figure out what was going on, settle down and play well in the 4th quarter. Not last night. Rarely did he leave the pocket and his footwork was all over the map. He was clearly uncomfortable. I've heard plenty of discussions that the play calling could have improved things (examples - more play action on 1st down and more "pound the rock" with Zeke). I don't know. While Zeke had 100 yards I never got the feeling the running game was doing a lot to control the game. The QB just wasn't good last night. He played like a rookie.

So - on to the elephant sitting in the corner of the room wearing a Romo jersey. Is it time to make the switch? Maybe. Garrett was grilled about it after the game (I got a chuckle out of one tweet where Garrett responded by saying "01110111 01100101 00100000 01101100 01101111 01110011 01110100.") I think it depends on how Dak rebounds from last night. The NFL is hard. And for a rookie, I can't imagine how hard. But he's clearly not where he was a month ago. And if he looks as lost next Sunday night as he did last night, I wouldn't hesitate to put Romo in. I don't know that the Cowboys would have won last night with Romo - the Giants were just that damn good on defense. But going forward, it has to be a part of the plan. And I don't want to hear any "Dak looking over his shoulder" ****. I don't sense him being that mentally fragile. If he is, we all misjudged him.

Bottom line - the Cowboys are just fine. Everything we as fans want (Home field and the #1 seed) is right there in front of us. But if we have to face the Giants in the playoffs...

Then again - I don't see anyone wanting to face that defense in the playoffs. Not when they play that good.
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Post#27 » by bluejerseyjinx » Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:42 pm

Everyone is trying to create more drama than needs to be here. Did we all expect Prescott to go undefeated the remainder of his career. Look what happened to Russell Wilson. Now that was a total whopping in some many ways. Giants are built to stop the run which we are. As soon as they go up against a pass happy team, things will be much different. You think Garrett and his staff would have figured that out by now.
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Post#28 » by Mr B » Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:07 am

Yea, some people are going crazy over this loss. They weren't going to win them all. Losing now may actually help them in the long run. I was getting concerned that they may have been drinking the cool aid or reading their own press clippings. A game like this can check all of those guys in the locker room real quick. Hopefully this brings their focus back to where it needs to be.
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Post#29 » by Otis Driftwood » Fri Dec 23, 2016 1:25 pm

NFC East. Check

#1 NFC Seed. Check.
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Post#30 » by Mr B » Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:44 pm

Otis Driftwood wrote:NFC East. Check

#1 NFC Seed. Check.


Now it's just time for Dak to surpass Romo in career post season wins.
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Post#31 » by bluejerseyjinx » Sun Dec 25, 2016 5:40 pm

If he gets 3 playoff wins in his first year, I think we will all be extremely happy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post#32 » by Mr B » Sun Dec 25, 2016 6:18 pm

bluejerseyjinx wrote:If he gets 3 playoff wins in his first year, I think we will all be extremely happy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!


No doubt!
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Post#33 » by Otis Driftwood » Tue Dec 27, 2016 11:52 pm

So it looks like the Sanchize will be the Cowboys #2 this Sunday. I'm guessing the conversation went something like this...



Garrett - I'm going to play Romo in the second half.

Jerry - No.

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Post#34 » by Otis Driftwood » Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:50 pm

OK. East won. #1 Seed secured.

Now - the circus of Week 17. First Romo isn't playing. Now Romo is playing.

Thanks Jerry.
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Post#35 » by bluejerseyjinx » Sun Jan 1, 2017 7:39 pm

Win, lose or draw today, I'm glad we are resting players, especially Smith and Lee. Our whole D-line is out today.
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Post#36 » by Mr B » Sun Jan 1, 2017 8:13 pm

I'm also glad they rested Zeke. The rookie rushing record isn't the goal. Going deep in the playoffs is.
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Post#37 » by Otis Driftwood » Sun Jan 1, 2017 9:09 pm

Glad that's out of the way guys.

Onward!
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Post#38 » by bluejerseyjinx » Mon Jan 2, 2017 6:32 pm

Ordinarily it would be sad. But we made the playoffs, so I agree, onward !!
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Post#39 » by Otis Driftwood » Thu Jan 5, 2017 12:48 pm

Real good story in today's Dallas Morning News about Max Pacioretty...

How Max Pacioretty -- Canadiens captain and New York Giants fan -- is connected to the Dallas Cowboys
http://sportsday.dallasnews.com/dallas-cowboys/cowboys/2017/01/04/max-pacioretty-canadiens-captain-new-york-giants-fan-connected-dallas-cowboys

What I loved is what we already know - the leadership of Jason Witten.

"I'll pick his brain (Henry Sroka, scout for the Cowboys) about football. He tells me about Jason Witten in particular, what he's like. He thinks he's such a professional. He talks about Witten always showing up early and having that presence, making sure it rubs off on other players, knowing that you'll do whatever it takes for the team to get better. Witten has the right attitude and everything he does is for the team."
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Post#40 » by Otis Driftwood » Thu Jan 5, 2017 8:57 pm

Meanwhile, in really, REALLY good news...

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