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10:07 AM ET 11.14 | Have the Cowboys -- or just a few of their players -- quit? I don't think the whole team has quit. In fact, I don't like that word at all. It's too easy to throw around by us media types and fans. Bradie James is playing extremely hard through an injury. He hasn't quit. Jason Witten hasn't quit. Marc Colombo, Jay Ratliff, Keith Brooking and Dez Bryant haven't quit. Some players I believe have made business decisions. It's funny to hear some of the greats of this franchise use the 'quit' word when I'm sure they had moments in their careers where they didn't go all out. Were the 1997 Cowboys laying it on the line at the end? I was in Cincinnati for one of those games, and that team laid it down as much as people think this team has laid it down.

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Jerry Jones, AP Jerry Jones, AP
November 14, 2010  10:08 AM ET

Wouldn't the shorter list be those who *haven't* quit?

November 14, 2010  10:10 AM ET

Mike Jenkins...
Leonard Davis...
Orlando Scandrick...

Hell - the whole secondary!

Brooking hasn't quit - but his body sure as hell is giving up...



Oh - what's the use? This team SUCKS!!!

November 14, 2010  10:14 AM ET
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Mike Jenkins... Leonard Davis... Orlando Scandrick... Hell - the whole secondary! Brooking hasn't quit - but his body sure as hell is giving up... Oh - what's the use? This team SUCKS!!!

I saw a comment in the source DMN article that really got to the heart of the matter. Even if you can point out players who haven't seemed to quit on the field, most have 'quit by proxy'. No one is knocking heads in the locker room of guys like Jenkins. There doesn't seem to be any leaders in the locker room right now.

November 14, 2010  10:19 AM ET
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...There doesn't seem to be any leaders in the locker room right now.

And THAT might be the biggest issue right now.

15 years ago, Irvin and Haley would have solved this apathy internally.

November 14, 2010  10:22 AM ET
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And THAT might be the biggest issue right now. 15 years ago, Irvin and Haley would have solved this apathy internally.

With all the talk about coaches, the locker room leaders are just as important. Richard Seymour has single-handedly done more to turn the Raiders around than any other individual or group, coach(es) or player(s).

November 14, 2010  10:25 AM ET
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Amazing that the 1-7 Cowboys have 3 active threads on FN-NFL.

"America's Team" Baby!!

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November 14, 2010  10:30 AM ET
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"America's Team" Baby!!

The only thing we love more than building up heroes is watching them fall.

November 14, 2010  10:32 AM ET
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BTW, it is obscene to put up 83 points on an opponent.

Man! Your socialist tendencies even extend to sports.

November 14, 2010  10:34 AM ET
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The only thing we love more than building up heroes is watching them fall.

Another topic, WWJ....What the hell was Guillen thinking? Has Bonds left the dugout infected with some kind of 'stupid' virus?

November 14, 2010  10:41 AM ET
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Another topic, WWJ....What the hell was Guillen thinking? Has Bonds left the dugout infected with some kind of 'stupid' virus?

That he's an oft-injured journeyman who can't do anything but play baseball. This is not his first run-in with HGH. I'm just glad he wasn't on the postseason roster.

November 14, 2010  10:59 AM ET
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BTW, it is obscene to put up 83 points on an opponent.

It's obscene for an opposing defense to give up that many points. It's not like Wisconsin was playing a division III school.

November 14, 2010  11:13 AM ET
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BTW, it is obscene to put up 83 points on an opponent.

Well Bucky couldn't stop playing. It's not like they went out of their way to run up the score either. They just weren't stopped, at all...

November 14, 2010  11:19 AM ET
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BTW, it is obscene to put up 83 points on an opponent.

Then stop them from scoring! That is the object of the game right?

November 14, 2010  11:22 AM ET
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BTW, it is obscene to put up 83 points on an opponent.

Indiana Football - why they play Basketball so well...

November 14, 2010  11:40 AM ET
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If I was an Indiana player in that game, I would probably have gone for a knee shot at one of their stars I would be so p*d off.

They can always get even in basketball.





Wait... uhh...

November 14, 2010  11:51 AM ET

Old J.J. don't look to happy in that pic.

November 14, 2010  11:51 AM ET
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I think it was long obvious that they could not stop them.At some point sportsmanship should kick in.

What would you have them do? Fall down if they get into the open field? That would be worse. I would rather get my **** kicked than be pitied or patronized.

November 14, 2010  11:55 AM ET
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Put in the 3rd stringers.

They did. Indiana couldn't stop them, either.

 
November 14, 2010  11:55 AM ET

There's a difference between quitting and playing for next year. If anyone in that organization is smart, they'll concede a 3-13 season and make the last 8 games one long practice/scrimmage session and try to get their heads free from their cuolos and start fresh next spring.

Try some stuff, put in some kids, whatever. But if you want to take a half-full approach, you have an eight week head start on mini-camp. That should be very useful in making some necessary personnel assessments.

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