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Old 09.09.2016, 04:26 PM
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Tip of the hat to Dave Helman from Cowboys.com for bringing this to my attention. I thought it was a great picture and deserving of it's own thread, but rather than create a thread entitled 'Cowboys crossing the Delaware' which would be redundant before long I thought I'd just use it to headline a '2016 Season' thread instead.
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Old 10.09.2016, 07:53 AM
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Like it i honestly thought we were going to lose the opener, but now i,m not sure-neither are the bookies who have them scratch.Still think the Giants will edge it, but hopefully Dak enjoys and learns from it to go forward
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Old 13.09.2016, 03:56 PM
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A frustrating start to the season then.

Not exactly a bad performance, especially when you consider the way the teams matched up in terms of talent, but one that wasn't good enough ultimately.

I wonder if our RedZone troubles will be a recurring theme in the coming weeks? Will we be able to punch the ball in on the ground when we face the Redskins, Bears and 49ers? They are predominantly 3-4 defences so that might suit our O line in terms of getting helmets on helmets and creating lanes.

The Bears gave up 100+ yards to Lamar Miller this week, even with an improved LB corp. The 9ers shut down Gurley and the Rams but the Rams O line isn't on par with Frederick & Co.

The Dak bandwagon might have slowed a little too, thankfully, despite a seemingly 'efficient' performance. He could be good but he's still a 4th rd rookie QB at the end of the day. It'll take time, but here's hoping he can get more in tune with the WR's in the weeks to come.

ON a brighter note the Redskins just gave up 143 yards and 2 TD's to DeAngelo Williams, and 300 yards and 3 TD's to Big Ben through the air, hopefully that bodes well to getting back on track at the earliest opportunity.
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1-1. Another close game but a 1 in the win column nonetheless.

60% efficiency in the RedZone, 3 rushing TD's from Zeke, Dak and Morris, and
22/30 for 292 yards from Dak through the air. Dez involved to the tune of 102 yards, Beasley and Witten productive too. 30 carries for 100 yards isn't all that impressive, combined with the passing plays it proved to be enough. A shame Zeke had 2 fumbles, but offensively, 27 points, it's what your looking for.

The Defence might have had a turnover and a couple of sacks, but every week is going to be a struggle. Thankfully Cousins made an awful throw/decision or things might have turned out differently. Some disruption but not a great deal of pressure created either, and some coverage mix ups too that cost some big chunks of yardage. The D line were stonewalled too many times, throw in the occasional missed tackle and it's not pretty.

The Bears up next. Hopefully the defence can take another little step forward and the offence can build some more momentum.
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Old 21.09.2016, 08:32 PM
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Confident we can take the Bears, Cutlers not the best and with him out, Hoyer takes the reigns, stop Langford and thats their offense, 2-1
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Old 22.09.2016, 10:27 AM
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I think the Bears O line might be well matched with the Cowboys D. They aren't the stoutest of lines on the edges, but then the Cowboys aren't exactly dominant there either. The Eagles had success against them but then they did have Fletcher Cox and Brandon Graham to do the damage. Sitton, Whitehair and Long, the Bears interior aren't roadgraders, they're more suited to dealing with 'smaller' guys rather than shifting bigger bodies at the point of attack. That's something the Cowboys don't have, a big bodied run stuffer.

The Bears have lost Goldman, Houston and Trevathan for this game though, and they're already missing McPhee. You look at Leonard Floyd, their 1st rounder from this years draft, and he isn't the strongest against the run. Their front 7 has been hit hard, up the middle and on the outside. The Cowboys should have a field day running the ball, even if they put 8 in the box I still think the Bears will struggle to stop the run. Tyron Smith vs Leonard Floyd (or Willie Young)? Only one winner there.

So with that in mind, despite the threat of Jeffrey (even with Cutler missing) and a run game that should be no worse than average, I don't see how the Bears win this. The Cowboys offence should control (and win) this one.
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