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Old 01-09-2013, 10:16 AM   #421
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Thoughts on Rob Ryan's firing? I understand JJ wants to switch to the 4-3, but I was surprised to hear about this. I thougt that when our D was healthy and actually on the field, we were pretty much where we needed to be. (defensive wise for the most part)
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I do not agree, Rob was not the issue here. It was JJ lack of spending the money on quality players. You can't expect Rob to pull a rabbit out of his ass, when 10 players on the D were no names.
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I like Romo. He is a good quarterback but not a great one. He has been with the Cowboys since 2003 ? and he has only had 1 playoff game since he has been a Cowboy. The problems have not all been his but he has contributed his fair share as well.

But the Cowboys just signed him for another 6 years and obligated themselves for 108M of which 55M is guaranteed.

That is a lot of money for someone with spotty performance.

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Who else is there to go after? No one. Romo is our best option and if we didn't pay the man, someone else would in a heartbeat. Romo isn't the issue for the Cowboys, everyone that pays any real attention knows that

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Old 03-30-2013, 07:44 PM   #426
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Who else is there to go after? No one. Romo is our best option and if we didn't pay the man, someone else would in a heartbeat. Romo isn't the issue for the Cowboys, everyone that pays any real attention knows that
This is partially true.

He shines bright when he is doing well.

Sometimes I think it is his attitude. Or it could be management. During the last few games last year they always managed to come back in the last 5 minutes or so of playing time. I think they had 3 first downs in 10 seconds in one game.

But during the last game of the season he made a comment that he thought he could come back in the 4q because they had done it several times during the last few games of 2012.

When I was watching the game and heard that I was just scratching my head.
If he / they could rally in the 4q then why can't they do it in the 1q and stop entering the half 7, 10 and 14 points behind ? Like they did all year long.

They finished the year at 8/8 and he was making 8M a year. They should be doing much better.

Why can't they play with the same enthusiasm at the beginning of the game that they have at the end ? I know that if they released him someone else would pick him up. And they had problems on the offensive line protecting him last year.

I know it is not all his fault. But he has also been there for 10 years and we have only played 1 playoff game and we lost that one. Blaming him is the easy thing to do because he is such a public figure. But there is a lot going on behind the scenes that we don't know about either.

Romo is a good guy off the field. Personable, friendly and smart. Plus he has a good looking wife and a new kid....lol

I just wish we would end the seasons better. At least make it to the final four.
Jerry Jones has done a lot for the Cowboys, Dallas and the NFL. I'd like to see him get another ring. He is not getting any younger.
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Lol at the Jerry Jones comment. He is the single biggest problem that the Dallas Cowboys franchise face season in and season out. No one ever knows if he is the head coach, public relations specialist, general manager, franchise celebrity, cocky asshole or just the owner. He needs to take a page out of Mr. Kraft's book from the Patriots and fvck off.

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Lol at the Jerry Jones comment. He is the single biggest problem that the Dallas Cowboys franchise face season in and season out. No one ever knows if he is the head coach, public relations specialist, general manager, franchise celebrity, cocky asshole or just the owner. He needs to take a page out of Mr. Kraft's book from the Patriots and fvck off.
Maybe he should hand over the reins to his son, who has significant management responsibilities.
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Lol at the Jerry Jones comment. He is the single biggest problem that the Dallas Cowboys franchise face season in and season out. No one ever knows if he is the head coach, public relations specialist, general manager, franchise celebrity, cocky asshole or just the owner. He needs to take a page out of Mr. Kraft's book from the Patriots and fvck off.
bingo..as long as JJ keeps messing around they will fail
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Terrell Owens played for Dallas.

He left and came back to play for Plano Texas stadium football.

Last year he held an audition of his skills in a private gym for scouts and no one showed up.......lol

Now he is soliciting the Bears for a job at 39.

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Terrell Owens is still lobbying for an NFL job at 39 years old.

This time he's hoping an old relationship with Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman can work in his favor. Because, you know, they spent one year together in 1996 when Trestman was the San Francisco 49ers' offensive coordinator and T.O. was a rookie.


"I played my first early years in San Francisco with and shortly after that, he left to do some things," Owens told Comcast SportsNet Chicago's David Kaplan on Friday. "I haven't talked to Marc in a long while. I know he's gone on and done some things, now he's back in the NFL. So, I never really thought about it until myself and (former linebacker) Napoleon (Harris) were talking about it earlier, but I would definitely welcome it if they would give it some serious consideration.

"To think about (Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall) on the other side and me on one side, that's really dangerous. I'm keeping myself in shape just for any opportunity that may come about."

I doubt Trestman wants to deal with the T.O. circus in his first crack as an NFL head coach. And I doubt they formed much of a serious bond 17 seasons ago when Owens admitted they haven't talked in a "long while."

But, hey, let's take a risk on a guy who has been out of the NFL for two seasons...

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A journalist assessed the current problems with the Cowboys and concluded that the problem lies with Jerry Jones.


I agree with 4/5 problems. I don't agree with number 4 and building the new stadium in Arlington. He thinks that building it in Arlington denies the Cowboys the home field advantage and I am scratching my head over this. The previous stadium was not in Dallas anyhow, it was in Irving, just west of Dallas.

The Cowboy stadium is in Arlington , halfway between Dallas and Ft Worth. The Cowboy franchise serves all of North Texas and Arlington is centrally located between the two major cities, about a mile from interstate 30. The author also failed to mention that Dallas was not going to contribute any money towards building a new stadium or rehabilitating th old one. The city of Arlington contributed 500m and it has become a tourist destination Drive by the stadium on any given day around noon and there will be 100 cars in the parking lot that serve tourists. Their souvenir shop looks like a boutique and how many stadiums give tours of their facilities ?

BTW, I forget the exact numbers , but I think that every time there is a home game for the Cowboys it generates 8M dollars for the local economy. It adds up real quick. The Super Bowl generated 600M in the local economy in one weekend. The other 4 remarks he made were valid. But this one was way off the mark.

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Five Reasons It's Hard Being a Fan of the Dallas Cowboys



COMMENTARY | Over the last couple of decades the Dallas Cowboys have been a showcase for mediocrity. They've managed only one playoff victory in the last 16 seasons. The years of legendary head coaches and hall of fame players are a distant memory. The legacy of what was once known as America's Team has been replaced with years of humiliation and heartbreak.
Narrowing down five reasons of why it's hard to root for this team was a difficult task. Nonetheless, here are the top five in no particular order.

Reason Number One: Jerry Jones

On February 25th, 1989, a day known in some circles as Black Saturday, Jerry Jones flew out to Tom Landry's vacation home and fired the man who had built America's Team. Yes, the time had come to move on from Landry, and Jones was simply taking care of business. But it was the way he went about it that set the stage for the Jones-era Cowboys. With little discussion or warning, the legendary head coach of the Dallas Cowboys was unceremoniously relieved of his duties.
Ever since, Jones has been a source of constant criticism from fans and media alike.
But the man who he hired to replace Landry, Jimmy Johnson, would turn things around in short order. It started with the selection of Troy Aikman, continued with "The Great Train Robbery", and ended with back-to-back Super Bowl championships in 1992 and 1993.
The Dallas Cowboys were back.
Unfortunately, the relationship between Johnson and Jones soured and the two parted ways. Many speculated that with Johnson getting most of the credit for the Cowboys' success, Jones felt compelled to take complete control of the team.
And that's where the legacy of Jerry Jones begins - the one we know today. The one who would rather hire yes-men than relinquish control of his team. The one who engineers suspect trades and has a history for overpaying unproven talent.
Despite him, the brand of the Cowboys is as strong as it has ever been. But if the next decade is anything like the last few, I wouldn't be surprised to see the fan-base go south.


Reason Number Two: Jerry Jones

The miscalculations by the front office have done no favors for the Cowboys. We need not look any further than Doug Free to find a prime example of overpaying a player based on limited work. Free's four-year, $32 million contract with $17 million guaranteed may go down as one of the worst in Cowboys' history. He's been a catastrophe on both sides of the offensive line since signing his deal.
Miles Austin's seven-year, $54 million deal with $18 million guaranteed isn't looking like money well-spent either. He's cracked the 1,000 yard mark only once since signing his extension and hasn't been able to stay on the field.
These are just two examples of a much broader problem. Jerry Jones has a tendency to not only overpay players, he does so with no regard for the salary cap. It's an endless cycle of restructuring contracts and pushing money into next year. The Cowboys had to restructure five players and extend Tony Romo just get under the cap this season. Anthony Spencer is still operating under the franchise tag making him the second highest paid player on the team.
It's salary cap hell in the name of winning now. The only problem is, they're not winning now. They haven't had a winning season in three years. The comparisons to the Al Davis-run-Raiders are getting old.


Reason Number Three: Jerry Jones

Every time you trade down in the NFL draft, you pass on the opportunity to draft greatness. Jerry Jones has traded the Cowboys first-round pick 15 times. He's made 60 draft-day trades, more than any other GM. Bob Sturm has a great historical break down of the trades Jones has made in chronological order.
Sometimes it's good. Sometimes he trades up, such as he did in the 2012 draft in order to select LSU standout Morris Claiborne.
But sometimes it's bad. Very bad. Such as the 2009 draft. To be fair, the Cowboys didn't have a first round pick. Jones traded it away, along with his third and sixth round picks to acquire wide receiver Roy Williams (and then signed him to a $54 million contract). To make up for it, Jones traded out of the second round in exchange for Buffalo's third and fourth round picks. That's all fine and dandy... if you can find good mid-to-late round value.
Jerry did not find good value. Instead, he drafted special teams players, which was his apparent strategy all along.
Now, my qualifications as a GM begin and end with Madden NFL, but I can confidently say that no GM in their right mind would draft players under the premise that they would never be starters. You are always looking for late-round gems. Any strategy otherwise is a failing one. And that's why the Cowboys don't have a single one of the 12 players they drafted in 2009 on their current roster: bad strategy.
In the most recent saga of Jones draft-day trades, the Cowboys moved out of the 18th pick to the 31st pick and drafted what many regarded as second round, or maybe even third round talent. No matter, they did draft the best center on the board. But the question is should they have gotten more for their money? The trade value chart suggests the Cowboys should have received an additional second round pick, not an additional third round pick.
It's too early to make a proper judgment on this year's draft. But Jones' draft history isn't pretty. His complete disregard for offensive linemen, a longstanding weakness of this team, reeks of stubbornness. It makes me wonder if he just pays scouts in hopes of proving them wrong.


Reason Number Four: Jerry Jones

They say everything is bigger in Texas and Cowboys Stadium is proof of that. The $1.3 billion structure, the most expensive sports venue in the world at the time of construction, gobbles up over 70 acres in Arlington, TX. It's longer than the Empire State Building is tall and boasts the fourth largest HD screen in the world. You could place the Statue of Liberty on the 50-yard line and it wouldn't touch the roof.
To put it modestly, Cowboys Stadium is a modern marvel of architectural and technological engineering in which no demand was left vacant.
Too bad it's a terrible place for a football team.
As you have probably noticed, the "house that Jerry built" came with everything except a home-field advantage. The cost to build it predictably drove up the cost of PSLs (that's personal seat license, the NFL's clever plot to make you pay for the right to buy season tickets before you can actually buy them). This has caused a lot of season ticket holders to sell their tickets in order to keep up with the yearly PSL fees (ranging from the nosebleed $2,000 seats to the Club Level $50,000 seats). The net result is more visitors at games-to see a spectacle-and fewer diehard fans ready to get loud and proud in the name of America's Team.
Of course, that whole "get loud" part showcases one of Cowboys Stadium's flaws: it's too big. Even at max capacity, somewhere just north of 100,000 people, the acoustics of its structure seem to shelter the teams on the field from the noise in the stands. I suppose a video board that stretches from the 20-yard line to the 20-yard line and is 72' high would have that effect. By comparison, CenturyLink, home of the Seattle Seahawks and the elite measurement of home-field advantages, was designed to harness the energy and volume of the crowd.
Since the doors opened in 2009, the Cowboys are 17-15 at Cowboys Stadium. In a state that boasts about everything being bigger, it seems JerryWorld overlooked the biggest detail in stadium design: home-field advantage.


Reason Number Five: Jerry Jones

The truth is that Jones can't be blamed for all of the Cowboys problems. He's not on the field on Sundays. He' not on the sidelines calling plays or (mis)managing the clock.
In fact, Jones is great team owner. He bought the Cowboys for $140 million and they are now, according to Forbes, estimated to be worth $2.1 billion. Good or bad, the Cowboys have been in the headlines even when they're not relevant from a football standpoint. He's maximized the value of a football team as much as a person can. That's what a good business owner does.
But he's a terrible GM. His meddling in player personnel and misguided contracts have crippled this franchise. Everything he's had his hands in, from parting ways with Jimmy Johnson to the Roy Williams trade, speaks volumes for why the Cowboys have endured decades of mediocrity.
I have never met single fan that speaks highly of Jones. I have never read a single article that praises his work as a GM. And to this day, we have yet to see a team built by Jerry have any long-term success.

He has a long road ahead of him if he hopes to boost his image.


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God, I hate Jerry Jones with a passion. Garrett's play-calling is almost as abysmal as Jones' general managing.
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Anyone want to guess how they will do this year ?
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I'm guessing they will have a shot at a wildcard spot and either blow the deal in the last regular season game or get in and lose in round 1 of the playoffs.*

* = I reserve the right to change my forecast later this season.
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I'm guessing they will have a shot at a wildcard spot and either blow the deal in the last regular season game or get in and lose in round 1 of the playoffs.*

* = I reserve the right to change my forecast later this season.
Gosh, I hope they make the playoffs this year........
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Depends on play calling, health of the players and the ability to overcome challenges on the field. So far the past three seasons have been a bit lacking in those areas.
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Depends on play calling, health of the players and the ability to overcome challenges on the field. So far the past three seasons have been a bit lacking in those areas.
that sums up about 90 percent of the game.......iol.

I wish they had won against arizona, but the preseason is just a chance to try new plays and get some experience for new players.......I think Tanner was a third string quarterback..and he played saturday......that does not normally happen.
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Well, coughing up the ball 6 times pretty much gives the game away. I'm just glad to see the defense didn't let the Cards run their score up. It should have been a lot more lopsided.
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Well, coughing up the ball 6 times pretty much gives the game away. I'm just glad to see the defense didn't let the Cards run their score up. It should have been a lot more lopsided.
Well, they lost the ball once when the runner was tripped up on the sidelines and hit the ground and lost it.........tough to recover from.

Another time they had the ball stripped from them while running and another time it was stripped at the bottom of a dogpile.

Romo had one interception but the receiver was a rookie and he did not run the proper route.

They should have done much better, they certainly did not look like Super Bowl contenders but hopefully they will make their mistakes in the preseason and do better in the regular season.

Do you think Garrett will still have a job at the end of the yer if he does not make the playoffs ?
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Do you think Garrett will still have a job at the end of the yer if he does not make the playoffs ?
I hope not.
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