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August 30, 2011, 11:09 AM
I do not know about other Cowboy fans but, I, myself, love what Jason Garrett is doing as head coach.

He does not care who you are or what you have done in the past...the bottom line is, everyone is accountable.

Don't believe me...go ask Marion Barber, Roy Williams, Leonard Davis, Marc Columbo, Jason Hatcher or Andre Gurode.

Ask Tashard Choice...who, some thought would be an instant #2 RB now with Barber gone but is actually in danger of not making the team.

Ask Bill Nagy who just fought hard in camp and beat out Montre Holland for the Left Guard spot.

Ask Phil Costa who just took Gurode's job and it had zero to do with money...even though Gurode's agent claims so. And, maybe if Andre were not getting 5.5m this season, just had knee surgery and was over weight coming into camp, that would be the case.

Garrett is building a solid core with youth and vets.

Guys like Terrence Newman and Anthony Spencer now need to be looking at the waiver wire each day because their butts are next if they do not perform.

Same for Romo...do not get me wrong...I am a big Romo fan, but McGee is playing well and if Romo does not produce some playoff wins (his fault or not), the team will find him expendable in seasons to come.

I know that some think Dallas is a 7 win team...others see a 10 win team....I think they are a good team that was in need of BIG changes....well, we got them.

Now, it is time to produce. They have a schedule that can net 10 wins if they play to their potential...if they have another bad season, you can count on more of an over haul on D...because that is going to make or break us this season.

Now, lets see if they can do it.
August 30, 2011  11:27 AM ET

it's a big change from wade's team and i'm hoping this will net more wins. dallas has a pretty tough schedule and 10 wins might be a tough call, but let's see how they start out. then need a good sept to build on. mcgee is playing well, i agree. don't know if garrett would actually make a change if romo's play is poor, but there is certainly a better chance of that happening under garrett than wade. bottom line... this team must produce or more changes on the horizon.

August 30, 2011  11:36 AM ET
QUOTE:

Cowboys fan for life...

Dear JeffHart24,

I <3 you!!

August 30, 2011  11:37 AM ET

Well...as long as the "Jeff" and the "24" don't stand for the Rainbow Warrior anyway! ;)

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August 30, 2011  12:38 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

But just last week, there was a thread on Truth & Rumors about how Dez Bryant was doing his best to arrive at practice on time (apparently he has been late quite a few times)....Seems it DOES matter who you are

Just how frreaking hard is it to be on time to work? What the hell is wrong with some people? If your statement is true (remember it came from TNR) then RHG needs to find a button on Bryant and push the hell out of it until he can be at work on time. You appear to be correct, it DOES matter who you are. And if there is favorites then others will know it too...

August 30, 2011  12:40 PM ET

JH24,
I'm trying to contain any optimism this year due to last year's severe disappointment. I hope RHG is not over-pruning the tree. We'll know by mid-october.

August 30, 2011  01:44 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

it's a big change from wade's team and i'm hoping this will net more wins. dallas has a pretty tough schedule and 10 wins might be a tough call, but let's see how they start out. then need a good sept to build on. mcgee is playing well, i agree. don't know if garrett would actually make a change if romo's play is poor, but there is certainly a better chance of that happening under garrett than wade. bottom line... this team must produce or more changes on the horizon.

I completely agree...

The 1st FOUR games are huge...the Jets, while good, are an offensively strapped team...Dallas can win that game...but then games vs the 49ers, Skins and Lions all should be wins.

If Dallas emerges 3-1 during that stretch, all while the D is improving, then I can see 10 wins for sure.

Romo rarely plays poor....even last season when the team opened 1-3, it was not Romo's play that hurt them. It was penalties and poor D that killed them.

August 30, 2011  01:45 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Well...as long as the "Jeff" and the "24" don't stand for the Rainbow Warrior anyway! ;)

Jeff Hart is my name and the 24 is for Gordon....sorry to burst your bubble!

LOL

August 30, 2011  01:49 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

JH24,I'm trying to contain any optimism this year due to last year's severe disappointment. I hope RHG is not over-pruning the tree. We'll know by mid-october.

Nah....we all knew Barber was a goner...only 3.3yds per carry last season got him cut.

Roy Williams was not going to see another 9m check when he is barely worth 2m.

Leonard Davis is done and not worth 6m and Gurode, well, he could have stayed, but, he showed up over weight and someone else out played him.

I do think Dallas should have kept Columbo for a lessor amount, but we do not know if that olive branch was extended or if he would have been a backup.

Stephen Bowen was easy...the Skins paid him 5m per season while Dallas signed 2 defensive linemen for the same amount combined.

Dallas seems to be making some good cutting moves because I think Jerry knows the cap is going no where again next season and then in 2013 it is going up big time with the new TV deal...

So, in the end, when your team was 6-10, heads needed to roll and those were good moves both play and money wise.

Now, lets hope the young talent comes through.

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August 30, 2011  01:53 PM ET

I know it may not seem like it, but Rob Ryan is going to be great for Dallas. His schemes are really complex so it will take some time for the players to adjust to it (lockout really hurts there), but once it clicks, you're gonna love it.

August 30, 2011  02:37 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Jeff Hart is my name and the 24 is for Gordon....sorry to burst your bubble!LOL

Awwwww man! How can you be a Dallas fan AND a Gordon fan? That jut ain't right!! ;)

August 30, 2011  02:56 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

I know it may not seem like it, but Rob Ryan is going to be great for Dallas. His schemes are really complex so it will take some time for the players to adjust to it (lockout really hurts there), but once it clicks, you're gonna love it.

I think you are right...and I hope the clicking is now vs later...

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August 30, 2011  03:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

I know it may not seem like it, but Rob Ryan is going to be great for Dallas. His schemes are really complex so it will take some time for the players to adjust to it (lockout really hurts there), but once it clicks, you're gonna love it.

Rob Ryan looks like he hasn't missed too many meals.

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August 31, 2011  09:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

gordan who? = ramsey?..=...izn't he that arrogant english-[p]rikk ?

Gordon Ramsay is the English Jerk but I am referring my 24 is to Jeff Gordon, the Nascar driver.

August 31, 2011  09:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Rob Ryan looks like he hasn't missed too many meals.

The entire Ryan family has not missed a meal...

Let alone Rob...lol...

August 31, 2011  11:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

The entire Ryan family has not missed a meal...

LMAO!!

Anyone know what his Mama looks like? *snicker*

 
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