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October 12, 2010, 02:25 PM
As any fan I am hopeful they can beat Minnesota but its not likely. Dallas has become a team that does just enough stupid things to lose. They can look good in spurts but they get penalties or they get a turnover. Romo is starting to force the ball in coverage like he did before last year when he had only 9 ints. Four of his 5 ints have been deflections so Dallas isn't exactly lucky these days either. Our pro bowl corner looks like his middle name should be toast. Suddenly after a nice year Brooking is looking very old. The Cowboys have over 400 yards more then their opponents which should mean wins but only forcing two turnovers and having 7 spells 1-3. The Cowboys special teams chimed in and made the Cowboys losers Sunday as well as a defense that shows up every other week. Knowing how to win is very important and Dallas has forgotten how to win and hold on to the football. Romo has to throw it off to a back if its not there. I see Dallas having a shot if they don't turn it over but if they do, we will get dominated. After seeing Romo throw for over 1300 yards in 4 games I give this team a shot this weekend. If not, look for Garrett to finish the season as coach. Is there another "Saint Game" effort in the Cowboys this year? We Cowboy fans hope so.
October 12, 2010  03:19 PM ET
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You homer.

Yea I want to believe my team is a contender. This year has been shocking. Jenkins looked like a shutdown corner last year, now hes a dud? Wow the lockout is coming? Damn imagine a 5-11 season and no football til August 2012? I think we are a good coaching staff away from a championship but this year has made me wonder. We have over 400 yards more then our opponents but we aren't winning. Theres always something going wrong. Our defense plays well one week poorly the next.

October 12, 2010  03:31 PM ET
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OMG.....I can't imagine no football for over a year. I can't even read about it!!:(

Quick! Change the subject!

October 12, 2010  03:39 PM ET
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Quick! Change the subject!

Hey! theres a great fan! We old Dallas fans remember old Sam Rutigliano and the cardiiac kids? Sipe? They lost to the Raiders barely that year in the playoffs. Then Kosar had the Browns close in the 80s. Hang in there, you are due! Amazingly the Browns are still over 70 games over .500 in their history? They did alot of winning when Brown and Kelly were carrying the rock!

October 12, 2010  03:46 PM ET

You guys hang on for a minute. First of all, you have to realize that Uncle Jerry set the standard, publicity, and attention even higher than it normally is, by crowing about the SB being in his "house" and that his "Boys" should be there, and how wonderful it would be to be the "first team to play a SB in their own stadium". Then he expects these guys to live up to this billing he, more or less, proclaimed.

Secondly, do you not think that all of the other teams will be gunning for the Cowboys more than they normally would, because of what I just mentioned? The other teams are always gunning for them every year simply because they are who they are. Now, we have these other expectations to live up to, and these guys are only human, not machines. Pressure.....game pressure and mental pressure. Don't think for a moment that opposing coaches aren't using this as motivation to get their team to play well above what's expected. The Bears and Redskins are cases in point. No disrespect to their fans, but both teams should have been beaten by the Cowboys.

Think about it. As for me, I will continue to watch them play, win, lose or draw, and then watch other games as well. When the games are all played out, then I will go about my business and wait til the next weekend. Yes, I will gripe and let off steam, but that's what this is for.

October 12, 2010  03:47 PM ET

Thanks for the kind words ATF...been a while since the Browns were consistently good, but I think that they are moving in the right direction. I hope that Holgrem and the gang can give Mangini a few more years to see this thing through...can't take another rebuilding year right now. The Cowboys have a great history too, and JJ won't let them continue down the slippery path they are on now....they should turn it around this year and be more consistent.

October 12, 2010  03:50 PM ET

Hey Bull, nice perspective piece.

October 12, 2010  03:53 PM ET

The good news Big D can still go on a tear and it wouldn't surprise anyone. This is a team that just isn't getting it together for whatever reason.

October 12, 2010  04:24 PM ET
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Hey Bull, nice perspective piece.

Thanks, LCBF, but these teams and games should be kept in perspective. I know it's difficult to do, especially when one is passionate about their team, but all in all, it's still a game. We, as fans, control nothing.

Imagine this.......everyone has differing opinions about what they'd do to right the ship....be it fire Wade and Garrett, or bench Romo.....whatever, and whichever team. I'm using the Cowboys as an example. Now, take this multi headed monster with various opinions and we'd not have a team to field, or any games to play...Why? Because of conflicting opinions and interests. This "head" would be similar to Medusa, but with thousands upon thousands of opinions instead of snakes.

Let's let the season play out and see what happens. No one knows better what they have to do than the coaches and the players. These boards are all we can control anyway.

October 12, 2010  04:26 PM ET
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The good news Big D can still go on a tear and it wouldn't surprise anyone. This is a team that just isn't getting it together for whatever reason.

They have gone on winning streaks before, but they'd have to climb out of this hole they've dug, and hope that the other teams falter some along the way, especially division rivals. If they can make a wild card, then 10% of something is better than 100% of nothing.

Time will tell.

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October 12, 2010  05:21 PM ET

The Cowboys are more competitive than the Vikings at this stage of the season. I think the Cowboys beat the Vikings and play well as payback for Favre piling it on in the playoff game last season.

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October 12, 2010  06:05 PM ET

if the vikes crush the cowboys.... you think JJ will fire wade? just wonder if anything will get JJ to fire wade this yr. i think he will ride out the season with him and depending on how things continue to go, he replace HC and OC for next season. changes we need badly.

October 12, 2010  07:16 PM ET
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Which year should the Cowboys should have beaten the Bears, not this year...this years game should not have been close...the Bears sucked on thrid down, on both sides of the ball and then had three times from the 1 to score, and walked away with nothing, and the Cowboys kick a field goal to get with in 7...please...The Cowboys have a good but not great team for one reason...TEAM SPEED...without team speed you do not get big plays, so that means you have to drive the length of the field each time...not in the NFL...Now Miles Austin is not slow, but he is not fast, he is quick and strong he makes his cuts quick, and is hard to bring down...but he is not running away from anybody.This is how you get your mojo back...bench Marion Barber...except on short yardage plays.I told you last year that you would go as far as Felix Jones runs, and you ran to a division title....his speed scares teams...if he had not played against the Bears, it could have been ugly...you have a good team in a division that plays the hardest schedule this season, the other teams will come back to you...[/b]hand the ball to Felix Jones, and after that hand the ball to Felix Jones[/b] and we will see in the playoffs...if we make it...lol

BG,
if both teams played as they should, and all things being equal, the Cowboys should have won the game with the Bears. Now, I'm not saying the Bears would have been shut out. All I am saying is they "should" have, but they didn't. So, it's a moot point now. And, this is nothing more than just my opinion, much like you think the Bears would have won anyway. When I said what I did, I was not intending to ruffle any Bears' fans feathers, especially you or GSH1, nor was I disrespecting your team. You know I have Bears fans in my family......well, wife's family, but they're good people.

If I were the coach, Felix Jones would have been starting a long time ago, with Barber going back to what he did before. But, I'm not. All I can do is watch, and cuss......lol........or call my buddy Gus and let him cuss for us. I will tell you this, as I have before....I only wish the best for your team and hope they become contenders, and maybe both of our teams will met again, but I have some doubts about mine, much as I have the past few years.

I mentioned this about Jerry Jones and his "proclamation" about the SB being in his "house" and he's built this team to be there. The media has taken off with that ever since it was awarded to the Dallas area, and opponents have always been out to "get" the Cowboys for no other reason than for who they are. This SB in Jerry's house has created more pressure for this team to perform, and it's not working. So far. Again, this is just my perspective on the whole kit and kaboodle with my team. The Cowboys are under performing so far, and have about dug a hole they may not get out of.
But, again, I meant no disrespect. I will say this..I will never bet on any game the 'Boys play, "guarantee" a win, brag about them, or bet on them to win.

October 12, 2010  07:19 PM ET
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The Cowboys are more competitive than the Vikings at this stage of the season. I think the Cowboys beat the Vikings and play well as payback for Favre piling it on in the playoff game last season.

I think, <b>and this is only my opinion, and nothing to substantiate it</b>, that Favre did as he did last year because of his failures to beat the Cowboys in Texas Stadium, especially in the playoffs.

Just a thought.

October 12, 2010  07:25 PM ET
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if the vikes crush the cowboys.... you think JJ will fire wade? just wonder if anything will get JJ to fire wade this yr. i think he will ride out the season with him and depending on how things continue to go, he replace HC and OC for next season. changes we need badly.

Nope. JJ's going to ride the Baloney Pony til the end of the season, and then find an unknown college coach.........*laffin*.....thinking he can revisit the past and find another Jimmy Johnson.......

DF77.....(I'm wanting to call you by your real name, but catch myself....lol).........You'd be wise to "expect the worse, and then you won't be surprised." If they do catch fire, and start whipping some booty, then you'll have a surprise you didn't expect..........:-)

October 12, 2010  07:35 PM ET

Given where both the Vikings and Cowboys are, is "the season" on the line for both of these teams? Who ever loses, that's it? This is going to feel like a playoff, I know it's early in the season still but how deep of a hole do either team want to dig themselves out of ???

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