Scot

Pro Bowler
By handing the Rams a loss today we have given Sean McVay his first ever losing record as a head coach!
 

Scot

Pro Bowler
I know it’s early, but this season just “feels” different to me

This team has been preaching “next man up” for years. Yet somehow was never able to make it happen. In years past if Dak went down, so did the season. When Sean Lee was out everything went to shit and the defense fell apart. Next man up just never seemed to work out for us.

But this season is different. Dak went down and Rush goes 4-0! Tyron Smith gets injured and Tyler Smith steps in and hardly misses a beat. Michael Gallup starts the season on PUP and Noah Brown steps in and has the most productive games of his career. Amari Cooper gets traded and CeeDee appears to be taking the next step in his development as WR1.

This is the type of shit that would NEVER happen in years past.

In years past we could count on Kellen Moore to pass the ball much more than run the ball. Even when he had success running the ball he would always revert back to his pass happy offense. This season he is sticking with the run. Let’s hope that doesn’t change when Dak gets back.

If we can keep the penalties down, run the ball, and actually stop the run we might make some noise this year.

However, I fear that this is all an illusion and that Moore is going to go back to slingin it all over the yard when Dak gets back. Which will get us the same old results we have always had. Great statistical success, and one and done in the playoffs!
 

Doomsday

High Plains Drifter
I fear that this is all an illusion
Correct. I still have us as a 8 or 9 win team and not in the playoffs. We've had a lucky streak catching LA and Cincy dinged up, and otherwise have beaten nobody. I'm not drinkin' the Kool aid at all.
 

yimyammer

Quality Starter
I've also noticed over the last decade or so that the first 5-7 games are an illusion and you always seem to see a few teams start strong and then drop off a cliff, I think having more games and less preseason is only going to extend the number of games to 8+ to where it really starts to feel like the season has started and who is legit/fraud

I dont know where the Cowboys will fall but I bet we'll see at least 2 teams that are looking strong now fall off the cliff and 2 that seem like its not their year rebound and contend and that'll be apparent around week 10
 

Doomsday

High Plains Drifter
I've also noticed over the last decade or so that the first 5-7 games are an illusion and you always seem to see a few teams start strong and then drop off a cliff, I think having more games and less preseason is only going to extend the number of games to 8+ to where it really starts to feel like the season has started and who is legit/fraud

I dont know where the Cowboys will fall but I bet we'll see at least 2 teams that are looking strong now fall off the cliff and 2 that seem like its not their year rebound and contend and that'll be apparent around week 10
I think they should drop preseason games totally and instead have an 18 game schedule where all games count. Pretty sure that's the direction it's headed anyway.
 

Scot

Pro Bowler
Correct. I still have us as a 8 or 9 win team and not in the playoffs. We've had a lucky streak catching LA and Cincy dinged up, and otherwise have beaten nobody. I'm not drinkin' the Kool aid at all.

You still think that we won’t win more than 5 more games max the rest of the season?

Our defense is top 1-2 in the league. They have not allowed more than a single TD in any single game so far this season. They have not allowed more than 19 points to any team and held the last 2 teams to 10 points. One of them being the SB champs.

Hell, if Dilfer and Flacco can win SB’s with their defenses, we can and should easily win more than 5 games with this Defense.

Even if Dak comes back and shits the bed like he did in week 1.
 

Doomsday

High Plains Drifter
You still think that we won’t win more than 5 more games max the rest of the season?

Our defense is top 1-2 in the league. They have not allowed more than a single TD in any single game so far this season. They have not allowed more than 19 points to any team and held the last 2 teams to 10 points. One of them being the SB champs
Yeah, we haven't really been tested very severely. In fact not really at all. KC would hang a fortyburger on us, for example. Wouldn't be shocked if Philly does.

Soup bow champs not even a shadow of what they were 8 months ago. Not even a test.

It's all shadow, no substance. An illusion, as you said.
 

Doomsday

High Plains Drifter
If wees ta beat up on Philly and dominate them in all phases like we did the sheep, I'd take notice of that.
 

Scot

Pro Bowler
I have no faith in this offense. The last time Dak played he was pure shit.

Last game Cooper Rush went 10/16 for 102 yards with zero TD’s

But this defense??

They are the real deal
 

Scot

Pro Bowler
Remains to be seen. Not tested.

They held Tom Brady and the Bucs to 19

Held the The Bengals who were in the SB to 17

And then held the SB Champs to 10

We can only beat the shit out of who we play

We played both SB teams and wrecked em both
 

Doomsday

High Plains Drifter
They held Tom Brady and the Bucs to 19

Held the The Bengals who were in the SB to 17

And then held the SB Champs to 10

We can only beat the shit out of who we play

We played both SB teams and wrecked em both
No preseason, and both SB participants banged up and lack depth. Fancy pants offenses need time to gel.

You're drinkin the Kool aid?
 
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