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  • It's not about negative nancy, or being a homer, whatever. Everybody has their thoughts on the team as is. I'm just a realist. For the last few years I was very confident in the talent top to bottom, and felt we were a SB team. Now? Not even close. It's not about being negative just for the sake of it, it's just how I see it.


    I'm just not going to be all positive every year if there isn't a realistic chance to feel like we are going to win a SB. I'm also not going to be negative every season like some others and just bash Jerry well, because he's Jerry.

    But if your honest with yourself, and look around at the top tiered teams and how they are stacked up, it's pretty obvious were not winning the SB and that's all that matters to me. Not winning a playoff game(already got that monkey off our back), not being competitive, I want to win the SB or get as good of a pick possible.


    I just don't see the moves we have made, or will make that contends with the roster of Atlanta, Green Bay, or especially Philadelphia, and that's just the NFC. Of course we could beat those teams, any given Sunday. But were not anywhere near as good, and we need Romo to play literally lights out for that to happen, and I'm not even sure I'm that confident in our offensive line for that to happen.


    We didn't have to be off-season heroes to make me feel confident, but our secondary is laughable. Have you guys seen Newman cover anyone consistently in the last 2 years? He's our best CB as is. Still waiting on a Safety. DE's were a weakness last year and got worse. Interior offensive line is still going to be a problem.


    That's not being negative those are facts. We can sugar coat things because it's the off-season if we want to, but there were some logical moves out there, affordable as well, we could have made to improve us as a team. We passed. I am happy we cut the fat on some expensive, sorry vets, but that's not enough. We are approaching the off-season like we are in rebuilding season and Romo is 24 years old.





    Originally posted by Scott Wright
    I guarantee that if someone picks Cam Newton in the Top 5 they will regret it.

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    • We have to remember... Tyron Smith is RAAAAW. We knew this before we drafted him, and we expected it to take time. He will make mistakes and his rookie year will be tough and have many ups and downs. We could see more downs than ups in fact. But the key is patience there.

      With that said... If you agree that our offense relies on the success of our OL, then this will be another year of long suffering... because simply resigning Kosier and any other leftover FA lineman won't cut it. We needed immediate upgrades along the OL and we missed the boat in FA. Instead of talking to agents of Guards like Dahl, Blalock, Davin Joseph, Marshal Yanda, Daryn Colledge, Robert Gallery... we were talking Alan Balls' agent. Oh and our rival Eagles? They drafted the #1 most ready Guard with their 1st overall pick in the draft. We laughed then. Today we cry. Damn they are good at managing their roster!

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      • Originally posted by D-Unit View Post
        No one is saying we can't compete. It's the fact that our competition got better while we remained the same. There's no giving our offseason an A+. Why not? Why do we have to settle for anything less? Should we just be grateful because they are our team? That's too homeristic for me. I feel like an honest fan can be both complimentary and critical of their team when the situation calls for it.
        Absolutely..I'm just not as down on the moves as everyone else. I'm not being a "homer"...It's not as if Jerry didn't try. He went in for ASO, and literally thought he had him. We can't have it both ways, we can't keep mismanaging the cap and then being upset we didn't sign the top FA's. There were rumors they tried for Cullen. It seems everyone is upset that we didn't sign Bowen....which Jerry should've, but the Redskins overpaid. That's a fact....Should jerry have matched it? Sure, but that was in the midst of going for Cullen/Aso. I'm not as down as everyone else because Aso/Cullen took less money because they wanted to play with Vick. Cowboys don't have the draw they once used to....that's moreso the problem then anything...and that's a result of Jerry mismanaging the roster for so long, the Colts/Steelers/Pats/Eagles all put their young players on the field, but we as Boys fans don't want to see anything but stars starting. Me personally, if we're not superbowl contenders...Why not start AOA(health permitting)? Why not play McCann? Arkin? Church? Brent? Lissemore? Etc...etc...These are the young players that we drafted that should be getting time to get accustomed to NFL speed, and have all showed promise in one way or another....Could they bust? And we have another losing season? Sure....but that's better than overspending on FA's and winning a wildcard playoff game and picking 26th in the draft, and continuing to be in cap hell...

        With all that said, I'm excited from what I see ON the field...the coaches seem to be COACHING, and I'm excited at seeing what the offense can do with Garrett, and the Defense under Rob Ryan.
        Last edited by FreshBoy!; 08-01-2011, 08:43 PM.

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        • Bruce Carter might miss the entire pre-season, and possibly the opener.

          http://sportsblogs.star-telegram.com...#ixzz1TpNw9MsZ

          Rookie linebacker Bruce Carter remains sidelined by a torn anterior cruciate ligament and could miss the entire preseason a source said.

          The second round pick is still rehabbing the injury, suffered in November during his final season at North Carolina.

          He was placed on the non football injury list to start camp and might be out another month, putting him in danger of missing the entire preseason and possibly the season opener.

          Clarence E. Hill Jr.



          Read more: http://sportsblogs.star-telegram.com...#ixzz1TpPis3hn
          Cowboys Mock:
          1. Myles Jack | LB | UCLA
          2. Vernon Butler | DT | LA Tech
          3. Karl Joseph | SS | WVU

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          • Originally posted by TheFinisher View Post
            Bruce Carter might miss the entire pre-season, and possibly the opener.

            http://sportsblogs.star-telegram.com...#ixzz1TpNw9MsZ
            I'm not expecting a thing from this guy all year. Never really was. Which is a shame for a 2nd rounder. I don't even want to look back at who we passed on. I might vomit on my keyboard.

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            • He could miss more time than that even. If they leave him on the list when the regular season starts, he has to miss the first 6 games.

              Like I posted before, anything you get out of him is just a plus this year. It's not like we were counting on him to play a major role this year anyway. He's coming off a major knee injury, he has to be given time to repair/strengthen it.

              This was the same ole song when we drafted Sean Lee, really. You just shouldnt expect much until year 2.
              Last edited by M.O.T.H.; 08-01-2011, 09:11 PM.

              Thanks BoneKrusher^

              http://youtube.com/watch?v=6_j52DziMy4 (the man)
              http://youtube.com/watch?v=2g6S3Anto7c
              KO KNOWS

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              • Originally posted by M.O.T.H. View Post
                He could miss more time that even. If they leave him on the list when the regular season starts, he has to miss the first 6 games.

                Like I posted before, anything you get out of him is just a plus this year. It's not like we were counting on him to playa major role this year anyway. He's coming off a major knee injury, he has to be given time to repair/strengthen it.

                This was the same ole song when we drafted Sean Lee, really. You just shouldnt expect much until year 2.
                Yeah, in year 2, I'll expect A LOT more. He better be Ray Lewis.

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                • We can only hope. lol

                  Thanks BoneKrusher^

                  http://youtube.com/watch?v=6_j52DziMy4 (the man)
                  http://youtube.com/watch?v=2g6S3Anto7c
                  KO KNOWS

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                  • Originally posted by M.O.T.H. View Post
                    We can only hope. lol
                    He's probably closer to Ernie Sims. lol.

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                    • The more I read about Ryan's schemes, the more I can't wait for this season...Victor Butler has been getting major burn apparently

                      -- Kid watch -- Victor Butler. If Demarcus Ware is the sherriff in Rob Ryan's new scheme, Victor Butler has been his deputy this first week. Butler is in all the nickel and dime sets, often lining up next to Ware on the weakside. Sometimes the Cowboys rush one. Often Ryan sends them both.

                      Also...I can't wait to see Dez break out...I really don't think Aso or any other CB is going to be able to contain this dude....He reminds me so much of Michael Irvin with how fired up he gets....

                      Dez bryant has been the best player in Cowboys camp not named DeMarcus Ware. He certainly is the fan favorite.

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                      • Originally posted by FreshBoy! View Post
                        The more I read about Ryan's schemes, the more I can't wait for this season...Victor Butler has been getting major burn apparently




                        Also...I can't wait to see Dez break out...I really don't think Aso or any other CB is going to be able to contain this dude....He reminds me so much of Michael Irvin with how fired up he gets....
                        Victor Butler is way better than Anthony Spencer. Quite frankly, he's been better for a long time.

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                        • Vic Butler and Brandon Williams have both been receiving a lot of praise this training camp, indeed.

                          I wouldnt read much into yet, but Dashon Goldson mentioned Dallas as a team he would like to play for. I really like Goldson, but he's supposedly been in tight contract negotiations with the Niners since FA started. He's more than likely going back there. He's been interested in re-signing, but they havent been able to agree on the right price.

                          Found it pretty funny that Huff said his intent was to re-sign with the Raiders all along. And he wouldnt even pick up the phone for other teams. Not to mention, he said the deal with Oakland had actually been done really early into FA, but it was foiled by that 30% role.

                          "I'm from Dallas, so everybody put two and two together," ... "The whole time I knew what was going on, and the Raiders knew what was going on. So there was really no panic on our side."

                          Thanks BoneKrusher^

                          http://youtube.com/watch?v=6_j52DziMy4 (the man)
                          http://youtube.com/watch?v=2g6S3Anto7c
                          KO KNOWS

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                          • I am not known for being a sunshine pumper, but I really think the team will rebound this year.

                            The offense is going to put points on the board. The offensive line will be decent, and the skill players are just a nasty group.

                            I don't expect the defense to be an overly dominant group, but I do think they will be much improved. Once WP became a dead man walking last year the team pretty much packed up shop. Kind of hard to be motivated don't ya think?

                            It all depends on the coaching. If the coaches can get the team to come out and play like their hair is on fire then I think they have the chance to make the playoffs. After you make it there anything is possible.

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                            • Originally posted by FreshBoy! View Post
                              I've never seen so many negative nancy's. This is largely the same team that won it's first playoff game(ken freakin hamlin anyone), with a better offensive line, with a new coach, and new d.coord. Are they SB contenders? I'd say no....are they talented enough to have a winning record and make it to the playoffs...definitely. There's largely no team in the league without holes....

                              Eagles have the weakest LB'ers in the NFC east, a QB that can't stay healthy, and still a up and down line.

                              Giants are rebuilding their line, have a weak LB'er core, key injuries at receiver, and a QB that's come off his worst season on record.

                              Redskins have Beck and Grossman battling...a weak oline, no names at WR/RB.

                              That's just in our division, they have a 3rd place schedule, and just a few bounces their way can be the difference between a win and loss. They had some REALLY bad bounces last year...flukey turnovers(T.Choice fumble, Roy Williams fumble, buncha interceptions bouncing of Austin/Witten into defenders hands).

                              The Cowboys strength is going to be their offense, we know this. If Jenkins reverts to form,Spencer plays ANYWHERE near his '09-10 season, T.New stays somewhat healthy(Not a copout, but I think his rib injury was a huge reason why he struggled), we upgrade the secondary(even with Abram/AOA is better than last year).

                              I really think folks are underestimating the team and coaching. The difference in the defensive schemes and moving Rat/Ware around will do wonders.
                              My comments on this correspond in the colors

                              No this is not the same team, the team that was in the playoffs was not built by Jerry Jones, Wade Phillips nor Jason Garrett. That team was full of a bunch of guys that were hungry and was build around the idea of winning as an attitude. We had more characters on the team but they were all focused around winning football games first... The team got there and then began turning into a circus. Beside the fact that I would take Ken Hamlin a few years ago over any single person we have at safety as of right now.

                              Eagles as much as you try to knock them are the favorites in the NFC East and maybe even the NFC.... They didn't lose much and gained some key cogs to the machine. They have Vick and behind him they have a guy who has won championships even if it was in College. These guys all bought into the attitude of let's win a ring and some have taken pay cuts to come join the team.

                              Giants are the blue collar team in the East. They aren't flashy, they aren't the most hyped team but they show up and get the job done year in and year out and I think that may be an attribute to the coaching as much as I don't like Coughlin.

                              Redskins are trying to fill more holes than us and I think we at this moment beat them twice but with Shannahan coaching you never know.

                              You have been drinking too much of the koolaid. Abram Elam is not the answer that everyone keeps thinking he is. He WAS CUT by us for ROY WILLIAMS, who everyone outside of me wanted out of here for as long as I can remember. AOA has done nothing, if you remember he is transitioning from a Corner at a small school and trying to adjust to the speed when he has yet to be healthy and learn the speed of the NFL.

                              I agree with some of your other comments but you really need to quit drinking the koolaid. Jerry Jones and Jason Garett don't know how to build a football team and Jones never has. Our good years since Jones has taken over was when someone had the gumption to stand up to Jones and tell him that I'm getting my players my way. Then we usually have been good a year or two later when we still have those guys on the team before Jerry can add all the flash.

                              I don't blame Garrett about bringing in only offensive guys in draft and such as everyone here knows Jerry is all about the flash. Offense is flashy and defense just isn't.

                              Edit: Don't get me wrong.... I think this team can win games... I don't think we will have the defense to get deep into the playoffs if we get into them at all.

                              Thanks to bonekrusher for the sig

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                              • Originally posted by FreshBoy! View Post
                                Absolutely..I'm just not as down on the moves as everyone else. I'm not being a "homer"...It's not as if Jerry didn't try. He went in for ASO, and literally thought he had him. We can't have it both ways, we can't keep mismanaging the cap and then being upset we didn't sign the top FA's. There were rumors they tried for Cullen. It seems everyone is upset that we didn't sign Bowen....which Jerry should've, but the Redskins overpaid. That's a fact....Should jerry have matched it? Sure, but that was in the midst of going for Cullen/Aso. I'm not as down as everyone else because Aso/Cullen took less money because they wanted to play with Vick. Cowboys don't have the draw they once used to....that's moreso the problem then anything...and that's a result of Jerry mismanaging the roster for so long, the Colts/Steelers/Pats/Eagles all put their young players on the field, but we as Boys fans don't want to see anything but stars starting. Me personally, if we're not superbowl contenders...
                                Why not start AOA(health permitting)? Why not play McCann? Arkin? Church? Brent? Lissemore? Etc...etc...These are the young players that we drafted that should be getting time to get accustomed to NFL speed, and have all showed promise in one way or another....Could they bust? And we have another losing season? Sure....but that's better than overspending on FA's and winning a wildcard playoff game and picking 26th in the draft, and continuing to be in cap hell...

                                With all that said, I'm excited from what I see ON the field...the coaches seem to be COACHING, and I'm excited at seeing what the offense can do with Garrett, and the Defense under Rob Ryan.

                                Ok, of the people you named....We drafted AOA, Arkin, Lissemore....Sure if you count Supplemental then Brent... But... How many of those guys did we draft in the thoughts that they need to start? Or in a high enough draft position to think that they will start? Hey, don't get me wrong I would love to be like the Patriots and pull gem after gem in the late rounds that can begin playing and contributing in year one.... But we haven't been doing that.

                                Thanks to bonekrusher for the sig

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