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    Fred's Take At The Break

    I am truly stumped. All season, I have had pretty high hopes for making a playoff run. At 5-4 and going into New Orleans, I felt that the game was winnable, albeit everything had to go right. The team hadn't been trounced in any game (they were in it in each game). Then, they gave up and got smashed in the mouth by New Orleans. My rose-colored glasses are now tainted. Here is what I think going into the final 6 games of the regular season (sorry, this is long-winded):

    * The New Orleans Debacle - I will say it again, the team gave up. They were in it early in the game and then NO put their foot on the gas. The defense was only out done in their ineptness by an offensive unit that was lackluster and had no plan
    - This game showed me what type of players that we have - ones that are collecting a pay check and already were on their break - there was no pride, no enthusiasm, no desire to win a game and go into the bye on an extremely HIGH note
    - Next 6 games - someone, anyone must find a way to rally the troops; if this lazy, not wanting to win type of team is coming to NY next week, they are going to get spat upon and lose by double digits; Garrett has lost the team in my opinion - we will see if he can get them back after the break

    * The Injury Situation - I have to account for the injuries to show why this team is playing so poorly; on the DL, before the NYG game in Sept, we were hopeful for Ware, Ratliff, Hatcher, Spencer as our front 4; in theory, that is a very good front 4; two never played for us and the other two are injured. Only a dinged Ware went up against NO and he went of the game; Lee, Durant, Mo, Wilcox also are out; that's 7 starters out of 11 that were not in the game; we also have Waters out on the OL which is a much bigger deal than people think
    - while I am reticent to make any excuses since these guys are getting paid to make tackles (cough/cough *Heath* cough/cough) and be competitive, they just aren't; there are virtually zero teams that can lose that many starters and still put a good unit on the field and this team is no different, but the shear number of yards that they are giving up is astounding and not just in the NO game
    - Next 6 games - obvious, must get healthy to even try to compete, the serious lack of depth has exposed the defense; the FO will not take accountability for the depth, they will just throw their hands in the air and say "what? we didn't expect injuries?" although, that has been the team's recent history

    * Defense - the coaching, other than Marinelli is atrocious; but, that ship has sailed; so what do you do at this point? Get new players? can't; get new coaches? too late in the season
    - the best thing that this defense can do is to get healthy; with health, they can keep the score for the opponents in the 20's and hope for a miracle by the offense to out score the other team
    - Next 6 games - it is very obvious to me that Kiffin's defense can work IF he can keep all 11 starters on the field; I will give him a pass in the beginning of the season as people were learning the scheme; they actually played well in some games until the injuries started flying in; lack of depth, lack of a pass rush is killing the team; they must find a way to merely slow the other team down - perhaps tell the team to simply wrap up instead of letting defenders get carried an extra 5 yards while they try to strip the ball? Just a suggestion

    * Offense - the play-calling is ridiculous; Tony Romo must lose a lot of sleep wondering where his chance at success has gone; he has been saddled with putrid play-calling for years and there is no light at the end of the tunnel; this team is failing because the offense cannot sustain drives; this keeps our BAD defense on the field longer and no one wants that
    - Any offense with a talent like Dez Bryant that only looks his way twice in a game is going to lose; any team that has shown success on 3rd down in past games by throwing to Beasley to extend drives and yet, in the NO game, takes him out on 3rd down repeatedly is going to lose; any team that has ZERO clue how to employ some type of run game to keep the opponent off balance is going to lose; our play-calling is the down-fall of this team; 3&outs by the offense are killers and we likely lead the league in that category (although I am just ranting on that one)
    - Next 6 games - just give the Tony the ball; turn off the head set in his helmet; let him play school-yard ball "Dez, go deep, I'll throw it to you, everyone else, make yourself look busy"; I would rather lose with Tony taking charge than letting this team remain mired in average-ville with Callahan's/Mauve's (can't call him Red as that is a strong color) plan failing miserably

    * Coaching - this one is short - our coaches that make decisions suck. period
    - Our head coach and two coordinators really should be updating their resume but with our joke of a GM, they are probably going to get extensions
    - Next 6 Games - I have zero hope that the play-calling and scheme on either side of the ball will be any different; the only good game plan to me is to let Tony take control; if he is successful, he keeps the ball longer and keeps the defense on the sidelines longer

    * Front Office - I saved this for last because this is the most obvious reason for us being mired in mediocrity ONCE AGAIN; Jerry Jones and his refusal to step down as GM of this team has already put us into the dark ages; Tony Romo is trying to keep the team relevant but this team is as bad as the Al Davis Raiders were at the end of his reign.
    - Jones grooming his moron son infuriates me; when I think that JJ cannot go on forever, I see him putting little Stevie in there to take over once JJ has tubes coming out of his body and he preps his head for cryo-freezing for the year 2113 when technology will bring him back;
    - Next 6 games - I will never want the team to lose, ever; but perhaps the only thing that wakes up JJ from his drunken stupor is for them to go 0-6; then, perhaps the media crucifies him into finally deciding to get a real GM who would then immediately fire Callahan and Garrett and give serious consideration to canning Kiffin (he only had one year with an injury-plagued defense - the jury is still out for me)

    BOTTOM LINE: I still believe that this team can win the division and possibly win a home playoff game. I have high hopes. But, my expectation is that they finish 8-8 or 9-7 and get beaten in round #1 @ home in Jerry-land. What will it take to make the proper changes for this organization? Will we EVER get a real GM to lead this team back into relevance? Will we get a REAL HC that has some experience being a HC before they are handed the keys to one of the most prestigious head coaching jobs in the NFL? I know we have 6 games yet to play, but I am tired of 8 and 8 and out

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    This team has been a total letdown. I'm sick of hearing that this team is full of talent because they clearly aren't. Romo is a solid qb but he is well below average at reading the defense across from him and making adjustments to beat them. That's an intangible that make qbs great, and right now Romo is horrible in that area. The coaching is pitiful, kiffin is old and stubborn and doesnt make necessary adjustments. Jason Garrett overthinks the game and no doubt about it he cost us the lions game. Take 3 knees, punt ball back to Detroit with 30 seconds left. He chose to run plays and when you do that you risk turnover or penalty and thats what happened. The offense is a total letdown. This team needs to get their act together and decide if they want to be winners or losers. Right now they are losers. They are a disgrace to what that star stands for.

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    here's my take:

    The only way this team has any success is to remove the front office. The only way the front office is removed is when the profits decline. The only way the profits decline is when the fans stop watching and stop forking over their dollars to the cowboys organization.

    The future of the Cowboys now rests with what the fan's do from this point on.

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    We should have done best win, worst loss, biggest surprise, best play, worst play, etc. for the take at the break.

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    Quote Originally Posted by notoriousbig21 View Post
    We should have done best win, worst loss, biggest surprise, best play, worst play, etc. for the take at the break.
    so what's stopping you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred:27422577
    Quote Originally Posted by notoriousbig21 View Post
    We should have done best win, worst loss, biggest surprise, best play, worst play, etc. for the take at the break.
    so what's stopping you?
    lol I don't mean to hijack the thread and I think the front page of our forum is a little cluttered right now.

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    Brad's take? We suck. We can't even win a division that was handed to us on a silver platter.

    But hey, at least we can't lose this week!!
    Last edited by Brad IBCB; 11-17-2013 at 05:33 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by notoriousbig21 View Post
    lol I don't mean to hijack the thread and I think the front page of our forum is a little cluttered right now.
    the threads are for discussion....hijack away

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad IBCB View Post
    Brad's take? We suck. We can't even win a division that was handed to us on a silver platter.

    But hey, at least we can't lose this week!!
    while true, we did have two division opponents win, one of whom is now in first place

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    Fred's Take At The Break

    Personally, as much as I want my cowboys to win go on a 10 game winning streak (6 reg. and 3 playoff and 1 Super Bowl game) I think winning will just prolong our agony. Cuz if we have any success JJ will think that we r close 2 a Super Bowl and keep things the same.

    Someone said earlier that fans need to hit jerry in the pockets in order to get him to possibly make a change. I think losing will get us there a lot quicker cuz fans r already tired of the mediocrity, so if they continue to play like we r playing fans will stop coming and it will force JJ to make a serious decision.
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    I havent seen any attendance figures but are the numbers down this year?

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    I love the bye week, so I don't have to watch this mediocre team finding another way to lose. I don't even know when was the last time I purchase any Cowboys merchandise. Why continue spending money watching mediocre football? Follow my approach, guys. You can still wear your Cowboys gear, but just don't buy any new merchandise. I'm talking about: fatheads, t-shirts, jerseys, shorts, hats, stickers, posters, shoes, key-chains, jackets, sweatshirts, tickets, you name it. At this point, I rather see no fans attend the next home game. I think I should stop posting again for awhile, because since I came back all I've done was vent.

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    the problem with not showing up at the game is that fans of opposing teams want to see the stadium and will buy the tickets...I would venture that there are close to zero fans willing to eat their tickets to force and empty seat(s)...they will sell them to recoup their money, thus continuing the cycle of cash going into JJ's pocket while the team is mired in averageville

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    The way I see it is the defense has played well a few time and the offense has played well a few time. If we can get the two playing well most of the time we have a good shot at winning the East or a wild card. We are only one game back for both and control our destiny. I think we will see a much improved team after the bye.

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    When was the last time -- the offense and defense both played well at the same time? They're going have to play their "A" game against the Giants. The Giants are going to play this game as if it's the playoffs, while the Cowboys are probably going to lack urgency. If they lose Sunday, then they don't deserve to go to the playoffs. It's sad how bad the NFC east been, yet the Cowboys still underachieves.

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