14 Replies to “Are the Cowboys Ready to take the Next Step?”

  1. Been listening to radio off and on and trying to read as much as possible about what Commish will do with Zeke, still haven’t really gotten a sense from rest of country what they think.

    Either a minor distraction… or the start of alot of things going bad from the beginning?

    How does this really compare to what the rest of NFL, players and non-players, do “quietly”?

    And, oops just curious:

    a. Owner behavior…Jerry and his pics from a while back. [and some things should be private, but…geeesh] : did Jerry ever get “punished”? Would a owner get the hammer?

    b. Steelers coach “arrested” at a bar and then …nada? Hell, what is the penalty for coach running onto the field during a game? And affecting/effecting the game?

    c. Gronk “acting” like a fool.. and ? [just good clean fun and the “optics” aren’t as bad?]

    d. And, didn’t Philly put some peep holes into their cheerleaders room?

    Then again, bad publicity is good publicity.

  2. Way too early to say…but what the hey.

    Agree alot with Mensa…. The only thing that will really hurt this team will be injuries.

    Kellen Moore at QB2 is “not bueno”. QB3 okay.

    Backup TEs? Can they stay healthy and contribute. [And no, don’t wrap in bubble wrap. Okay, maybe not the best word usage. Just let them play. What TC and preseason should shake out]

    Maybe the time to keep Rod Smith and bye to Morris. While great to have that home run ability…just bludgeon. And the defense may need that help early and often.

    As for the defense: just let them play. And if they can’t then let the next guy geaux.

    The offense should be potent. I will accept a regression in the D… if it just can be a game changer/decider by season’s end, ie. sacks, pressures, FFs, interceptions, stops, forcing of will.

    Okay, had some time, but the only nitpick with 2017 draft is why got that last DL when team should have gotten a LB. Don’t know if I said/typed earlier in year but that was my biggest concern. Okay maybe not getting an OL but don’t have that many picks.

    Maybe by the end of TC the team will get ??? Or trade for ?

    PS: I guess team will wait with D Wilson and see how he does in TC. But does he get suspended early in season? If suspended early, then keep and get somebody to replace. If not suspended and then waiting, then cut.

    1. If Dak got hurt in preseason and was out for the year and Moore started all the games. Dallas would be in the Sam Darnold sweepstakes.

        1. Could you imagine Dak and Darnold in the Cowboys fold ? Dallas would have multiple first rounders for many years. Dak right now would almost get you a Herschel type trade.

  3. Ben , I’ve enjoyed the break from football. Now though , that feeling is beginning to amp up inside. Questions abound. Can Dak improve ? Can JG quit with the bewildering play calling in the playoffs ? Can Taco be the missing ingredient at de ? Will the young db’s make an impact or will they more resemble Goodrich, Larrimore and Edwards from the 2000 draft ?

    In truth I have no faith in JG at all. It’s a case for me personally of the players overcoming the coach. IF Dak can have a strong sophomore campaign we will cruise to 10 wins. IF the defense shows a pulse 11-12 wins is doable. All eyes will be on Taco in camp but I think the second player the fans want to see is Switzer. He fits Daks game to a T. That said Ben , we need Dez to be dominant again. It will be interesting. I think the division got better. Dc’s have had an offseason to study Daks tendencies.

    It’s almost GEAUX time ! See what I did there ?

    1. Yes, defensive coords have a book on Dak, However, the Cowboys now have a full off-season to implement more offensive wrinkles to utilize his growth. That was done on the fly last year, had plenty of time to make all the pieces fit even better this off-season.

          1. well, gonna be hard to show up anywhere…probably be drinking during game…and then celebrating all nite long. or passed out. sad but true 😛

          2. LOLOL….Bro , I don’t ever get drunk. When I was 18 I was at a party and saw people puking on themselves and passed out. I vowed to myself that night , that won’t ever be me.

    2. Have you heard the latest Mike Lombardi podcast? On the July 12 episode of “‘GM Street’ — Offseason Excitement” at the ringer dot com, Lombardi makes all the points you and many of us have made about JG over the years. In a nutshell, JG’s teams have not been ready to play in big games. Lombardi calls him a 8-8 coach – Jeff Fisher territory. Lombardi wonders just what JG does, as Linehan runs the offense and Marinelli the defense, and asks if JG is just paid to clap on the sidelines. Well worth a listen.

      I want to think that JG turned a corner last season but the closer you look at the GB loss in the playoffs, the worse JG looks. In any case, it is time for the season to arrive.

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