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July 3, 2012, 09:56 PM
The Cowboys have vastly improved since last year, at least on paper. I predict that the Cowboys will make the playoffs this upcoming season, but it won't be behind Romo's offensive output. Instead the Cowboys will make a playoff run on the legs of DeMarco Murray.
July 3, 2012  10:52 PM ET

Hmm. I'll take the bait. Their schedule is rough this year! Have you looked at it? After their bye week in week 5, the only "gimme" is the Browns game!

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July 4, 2012  03:31 AM ET
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Hmm. I'll take the bait. Their schedule is rough this year! Have you looked at it? After their bye week in week 5, the only "gimme" is the Browns game!

Fortunately, the entire NFC East faces most of that same "tough" schedule.

Unfortunately...the entire NFC field, is better than it's been in a long, long time.

July 4, 2012  10:06 AM ET
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Hmm. I'll take the bait. Their schedule is rough this year! Have you looked at it? After their bye week in week 5, the only "gimme" is the Browns game!

I have and I'm not as optimistic as my good friend TP. I wish I could be but I just have not been able to buy into Garrett yet, not sure about how the o-line will be made up and if Spencer does not live up to the ridiculously huge contract he just signed Ware will not be all that effective. The one given I will say is that the secondary should be a world better than the last two years.

July 4, 2012  11:07 AM ET
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Hmm. I'll take the bait. Their schedule is rough this year! Have you looked at it? After their bye week in week 5, the only "gimme" is the Browns game!

RickRollD, the NFC east is playing the NFC north and that in itself makes it a rough schedule. In addition to playing the NFC east.

I'm just stating that the Cowboys will make the playoffs on the legs of Demarco Murray instead of Romo's arm.

July 4, 2012  11:12 AM ET
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I have and I'm not as optimistic as my good friend TP. I wish I could be but I just have not been able to buy into Garrett yet, not sure about how the o-line will be made up and if Spencer does not live up to the ridiculously huge contract he just signed Ware will not be all that effective. The one given I will say is that the secondary should be a world better than the last two years.

The O-line will be a lot better than last year. They are young so they will lose and win some battles, but now with a year under their belt and with some additions the O-line via free agency they will be better. The secondary will be a lot better with key additions and if Jenkins sucks it up and straps it on. One more thing, Romo needs to start drawing the opposing d-lines offsides in order to slow down the opponents pass rush by changing the cadence.

July 4, 2012  12:05 PM ET
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The O-line will be a lot better than last year. They are young so they will lose and win some battles, but now with a year under their belt and with some additions the O-line via free agency they will be better. The secondary will be a lot better with key additions and if Jenkins sucks it up and straps it on. One more thing, Romo needs to start drawing the opposing d-lines offsides in order to slow down the opponents pass rush by changing the cadence.

I don't think Jenkins has anything to strap on. He will be the cancer in the locker room. They should have traded that lousy s.o.b.

July 4, 2012  12:36 PM ET

Total Pkg..I love Chico's Tacos and the Franklin Mtns...with that said I share your sentiment only because I feel the Cowboys are lacking depth at the WR position. Not only the burden will fall on Demarco but also on Felix/Tanner. I have mixed feelings on this topic only because I'm still not sold on Dez and Miles as being consistent. Losing Laurent Robinson was huge in my eyes but like TxHeat said everything does revolve around the O-Line. Thank God for a full training camp which will give the O-line to gel. Swapping Doug Free and Tyron Smith position wise will hopefully prove better. As far as the schedule is concerned it does look difficult especially since the Cowboys are on the road 6 of their first 9 games. Remaining games at home Philly, Pitt and NO....in December. If the Cowboys make the playoffs it will be well earned.

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July 4, 2012  02:06 PM ET
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The Cowboys have vastly improved since last year, at least on paper.

They do every season! At least on paper.

July 4, 2012  03:52 PM ET
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They do every season! At least on paper.

lately that has been toilet paper.

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July 4, 2012  07:41 PM ET
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and if Jenkins sucks it up and straps it on.

Does he swallow?

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July 6, 2012  07:16 AM ET
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Ripper,Yer Chargers always make it almost and have made the playoffs,and lost too teams,you should have beat[divisional games] are hard too go thru.And the rest of yer schedual.So whatever team shows up? is gonna help or hurt.Yep Orson's one of the Players that Cincys interested in training ,and hope yer right!And true,ESPN/Peter King..etc... just conjecture.

I think the Cowboys at Bengals on 12/9 should be a win for you guys. I'm surprised it is currently listed as a 1:00 start. And as for Peter King..I pay him no attention when it comes to his predictions.

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July 6, 2012  01:21 PM ET
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Yeah, that guy rarely nails a prediction. A blindfolded monkey predicting "pin-the-tail-on-the- donkey" style would be right more frequently, I think. Last season he said:"Peter King Predicts Denver Broncos For Last In AFC West" Said 5-11.And also: Super Bowl - Falcons 24, Chargers 20. So close, Peter. What kept that one out? HahaPredictions are tough to make, no doubt. But I'm convinced the average "interested" NFL fan can get as many right as the so-called "experts" do. And when they get things totally wrong, as they usually do, there are no ramifications. Just "no biggie," move on to the next prediction. Someone should create a massive "Credibility Tracker" archive that keeps running totals of all predictions the talking heads make, and the success ratio. Some of these guys might come out below coin flip numbers.

The average fan wouldn't come up with the stupid predictions King Peter comes up with. And I know there is an elephant at the local zoo that has a better record than him too! HA!

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