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I'll start: The Cowboys will go 7-9 this year. Discuss.
It will be last year for Romo as starter...he's never has the confidence or consistency that's needed to be a leader in the NFL.
I can't get a feel for how the Cowboys will do this year. They didn't lose many players from last years team so they should still be in the playoff hunt. I used to love the Cowboys and follow them as close as the Rangers and Aggie football BUT anymore I don't get too emotionally tied up in the Cowboys. I just watch on Sunday and enjoy the game (if they win).
Cowboys 10-6, miss playoffs. Eagles win division at 10-6 on tiebreaker, with the Wild Cards going to Minnesota (11-5) and Atlanta (11-5). 49ers win West, Packers the North, Saints the South. NFC team who is better-than-we-thought: St. Louis.
12-4 Texans dethrone the 11-5 Colts in AFC South. Ravens go 13-3 to win #1 seed. Ravens, Patriots, and Chargers all win their divisions. Furious 2nd-half charge gets Pittsburg the final WC spot ahead of the Bengals. AFC team who is better-than-we-thought: Denver.
Chad Henne, Kevin Kolb, and Sam Bradford are the breakout young QBs.
Flacco takes the next step towards greatness.
Jamaal Charles, Knowshon Moreno, and Ryan Mathews are the breakout young runners.
Greg Jennings is considered a top-2 fantasy WR next year at draft time.
Oakland never gets any better.
Cleveland does get better.
Old Steve Smith has a bounce back year, and is once again better than New Steve Smith.
Super Bowl: Ravens 27, Packers 17
David your post about Romo is retarded...like yourself. Check the stats and winning percentage of Romo as a starting QB in the NFL. Your a tard
Every team will finish 8-8. Participation ribbons for all!
You obviously enjoy name calling (by your author choice) so move on to another place on the world wide and take your stained Romo jersey with you. Say what you will now knowing that I won't waste more time responding.
Dallas gets Super Bowl but does not a super team to play in it.
Packers will beat Cincy in the Super Bowl. The non-evil A-rod will win the MVP award and beat benidict Favre in the NFC championship game. T.Ocho will be the talk of the league, and Carson Palmer will come in 2nd for MVP. The Cowboys will be good, but their coach and division will keep them from being elite.
How is it Benedict Favre when the Packers were the ones that turned him away??
I greatly enjoyed Sports Sturm blasting Favre all game on Twitter. Didn't exactly look like he was just out there having a good time.
What's that old Elvis song? "It's Now or Never." You've got a bunch of quality skill players in their prime or just entering it (Romo, Austin, Witten, Felix, Ware, Spencer, Jenkins, Ratliff), a potential rookie of the year (Dez), stability in coaching and scheme not seen since the early 90s, and all the motivation in the world to play a Super Bowl at home.
What could derail it? (besides injuries, which is always the case): a leaky offensive line, players who don't perform up to their contract or potential (Roy W., Barber, Marty B) and end up wasting playing time, red zone malaise, and a kicker that goes into the tank (Buehler). Mind you, I hope NONE of this actually happens.
I will be an optimist. 12-4, division winner, home field advantage, victories in the playoffs over Atlanta and Green Bay, and a Super Bowl date with the Colts. Either that, or Wade gets fired.
I think the Cowboys will go 5-11 this year. But who cares about the Cowboys, it's all about TEXAS!
TEXAS! FIGHT! TEXAS! FIGHT! OU! SUCKS! OU! SUCKS!
I bet you won't hear another OU student say that lol
Buehler misses 1 FG from 54 yds
Roy Williams drops 2 passes
Boys' defeat the Jets 54-3 in the SB
In other news....the entire Cincinnati Bengals team is arrested.....Brett Farva is a Fembot
Green Bay Packers will go 4-12 Aaron Rodgers will break his leg and both arms
Cowboys will go 12-4 and lose in the 2nd round to the Giants and Wade will be roasted over an open fire by Jerry.
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How many 12 win teams have entered a season not knowing who both of their starting tackles are? Not many. Not to mention they really only have 1 legitimate receiver in Miles Austin, and even he has only proved it in one year. Then you get to the fact that their RBs are not as great as people think--Felix Jones is really good, but Barber is washed up and Choice probably won't get many chances. I think the Cowboys offense is very overrated.
Alex Barron is getting launched into the sun. Just an absolute comedy of errors.
He deserves it. I was a lineman, and the most important thing about pass blocking is your hands and your feet. Hands to keep the defender in front of you, and feet to maintain your position, slide, and backpedal.
It's obvious that Barron was able to get by on lousy technique while in HS and in college due to his size and strength. When everyone is your size though, it's the technique that separates the spares from the greats.
Look at his holding penalty. He was flat-footed. He didn't get the first jam with his arms. When you let the contact come to you, you allow the defense to dictate what he's going to do to you. Every time he got beat, it was either due to being out of position, or getting beat in the initial contact with the defensive lineman. He's pathetic. The dude must be incredibly lazy.
Something else I'm not clear on ... from Coach Wade, on the play call that led to the disastrous Tashard Choice fumble at the end of the first half:
"That's my fault before the half," Phillips said. "We should've taken a knee ... the right thing to do was go in 3-0 and we didn't do that. Now, you catch the ball with four seconds left you don't need to make an extra yard or two. Get down with the ball."
Immediately after the end of the first half, Andrea Kramer reported that Wade was "furious" -- or something to that general effect -- that Romo hadn't simply taken the knee. Was this a Garrett decision all the way? I follow the Cowboys pretty closely for somebody who absolutely hates them, but I guess I'm not 100 percent clear on the coaching structure and whether Wade ever overrules Garrett and calls his own plays, or whether Romo is ever given the discretion to run things his own way.
Do the Cowboys now have TWO receivers who do not know what routes to run? I will say that Dez has hands and heart that Roy Williams only wishes he had. Now, if we could just get them into 4-H.
can't fix stupid and there's a whole lot of that on this team. start with the coaches and talent evaluators. Saving face on the Carpenter deal doubled down when you get Barron and can't figure out he shouldn't even be in the league.
"I follow the Cowboys pretty closely for somebody who absolutely hates them"
I don't particularly like the Cowboys, but I want them to do well enough to keep Wade around, 'cause that guy is endless comic relief. I feel like my Cowboys schadenfreude would take a hit if they brought in a more competent coach.
I really think the biggest problem we have is the offense stalling between 30 and 40 yards from the endzone. I think we punted three times from the Redskins side of the field. This is something that red jesus needs to address (which should have happened two years ago because this has always been his problem). Three screen passes to Dez on the same drive? Are you kidding me? Since when is that ever a good idea.
And the whole Choice fumble thing. It really sucked. REALLY sucked. Yes, there is upside for throwing a long pass and trying to get a pass interference call. Romo got pushed out of the pocket and figured Choice had a .001% better chance to make something happen than he did. I'm not saying that Wade and Garret need to get their shit together and make the smartest choice, but, I think its getting a little blown out of proportion.
And screw the NFL. Not a TD for Calvin Johnson? Are you kidding me? Rules are made to make the game safe and fair. What the hell did that rule do yesterday? Well, prevented an incredible catch.... it didn't make the game more fair or kept someone safe. Just turrible.
Mike McCarthy is a tactical idiot, and last night's fiasco only affirmed that for me. Yes, it's definitely a better idea to mount a desperate goal-line stand, burn all your timeouts, give up an inevitable game-winning field goal and leave yourself with no time to score than to allow the Bears to score and give Rodgers and Co. nearly two full minutes and two timeouts!
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