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The New England Patriots are headed to AT&T Stadium to face off against the Dallas Cowboys who are slated as huge underdogs. Tom Brady has been on fire and those who drafted him in Fantasy Football received Christmas early.

Tony Romo and Patriots QB Tom Brady

The Patriots are undefeated thus far and well rested following their bye week. Their receiving attack is led by the 6′-6″,   265lb  Rob Gronkowski, who is at the top of the league  across the board in receptions, yards and touchdowns. He is complimented by Julian Edelman, who is averaging 26.3 points per week in PPR leagues and has 30 catches for almost 300 yards and two touchdowns after three games.

Dion Lewis, Patriots RBThe Patriots running back, Dion Lewis, has emerged as an effective weapon for the offense. His rushing stats don’t look real impressive (4.9 ypc) because of the amount of carries he’s had, but he has been very effective catching passes out of the backfield and is averaging 18.3 points per week in PPR leagues. If you were one of the suckers like me who drafted C.J Anderson, Lewis was a steal in free agency before people started snagging him up. He is still available in 12% of ESPN leagues. LeGarret Blount has been the work horse in the red zone and a TD machine in recent games.

The Cowboys continue to get bitten by the injury bug. It only seems to like biting key role players on the Team. Seriously, who ever would have thought at this time last year, the Cowboys would be missing Tony Romo, Dez Bryant, DeMarco Murray, Orlando Scandrick, Sean Lee, Rolando McClain, Lance Dunbar and their second round draft pick due to injuries; (in Murray’s case free agency) entering week five against the World Champion Patriots? I think the last thing any of us expected was to not have the NFL’s leading rusher return in 2015.

Where does this leave the Cowboys? Gasping for air.

greg hardyWith the return of Greg Hardy, the coaches are hoping to bolster a pass rush that has been stagnant since the departure of the All-Pro OLB/DE, DeMarcus Ware; who is currently ranked #1 for sacks in the NFL with 4.5. It would be 5.5, but one was negated by a holding penalty in the secondary against Aquib Talib. Hardy hasn’t suited up since week one of the 2014 season and hasn’t been allowed to participate in team meetings or practice, so whether or not he will be in football shape, or proficient in Rod Marinelli’s defense is yet to be seen. Either way, he will  need to knock some rust off.

Morris Claiborne appears to have taken the next step in the absense of Orlando Scandrick. I feel it would be in the Cowboys best interest to put him on Julian Edelman. Byron Jones has been the most effective covering the big TE’s and I am sure that can be attributed to going against the future hall of famer, Jason Witten, in practice. He would more than likely be the best chance at success covering Rob Gronkowski.

patriots offensive rank week 5
Patriots offensive rank (Image credit: NFL.com)

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The Patriots are 21/35 on 3rd down (60%) 1st in the NFL and the Cowboys are a staggering 14/41 (34.15%), 25th in the league overall and in the two games with Brandon Weeden at the helm it’s worse than that: In the two games Weeden started, they are 25% and 26.67% respectively. What does that mean? 74.2% of the time, Weeden sends the defense right back on to the field on 3rd down. People can make all of the excuses for him they want to, but at the end of the day, if you actually study the tape, it is mainly a result of errant passes or not seeing the open receiver that has continued to halt drives.

Cowboys offensive rank week 5
Cowboys offensive rank (Image Credit: NFL.com)

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Jason Garrett said in his press conference that the defense needs to earn a rest and get off of the field by making stops on all 3 downs. This was an attempt to counter what members of the media (YDCFF included) stated about the defense getting tired because Brandon weeden can’t sustain a drive. He added that the offense can also help to by sustaining drives and keeping the opponent on the sidelines.

What if I told you the defense, despite having a lot injuries and two critical suspensions to contend with, has gotten a stop on 3rd down 59.1% of the time and they allowed 100% of the attempts of 1-2 yards (8 attempts) which really hindered the overall percentage? However, they made a stop on 3rd down with 3-5 yards to go 85.71% of the time and from 11-15 yards, 57.14% of the time. If you delve deeply in to this, you will see that many of the failed stops came late in the game when they were tired. Either way, the defense is getting it done on 3rd down 59.1% of the time as compared to 25.83%  of the time by the offense with Brandon Weeden as the starter. I don’t want to hear another person blame the defense. Jimmy Johnson always said:

“It’s not the good plays that determines the outcome of a game, it’s the amount of bad plays.”

Yes the defense needs to improve, just like every position on the team always has room for improvement. But, if you actually study the tape, there are a lot of bad plays by the QB that most don’t notice. The defense get’s more exposure because the bad plays result in a TD or field goal. Holding Drew Brees to only 13 points entering the 4th quarter is no easy  task. Especially when the offense only converted on 3rd down 26% of the time in that game.

Cowboys defensive rank week 5
Cowboys defensive rank (Image Credit: NFL.com)

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The Cowboys are currently ranked 14th in total defense and 23rd in sacks with only 6. I have said many times that the Cowboys need a big nasty run stuffing 1 tech and it continues to show up on third and short. The fact the Cowboys defense has allowed 100% of the attempts that are 2 yards or less affirms this. The biggest problem with them allowing first downs on third and 11-15 yards is the lack of a pass rush. If you give any decent NFL QB enough time, someone is going to get open and he will convert. Despite what people keep saying about the Cowboys defense, even missing key players on the defensive line, they are still ranked 9th against the run. Either way, the defense has improved from being the 32nd ranked defense in 2013, to 19th in 2014 and currently  14th despite the injuries and suspensions. The offense has dropped significantly.

patriots defensive rank week 5
Patriots defensive rank (Image credit:NFL.com)

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The Patriots are ranked 5th with 13 sacks and 20th in total defense. However, as you can see in the image above, the Cowboys are better against the run and total yards allowed, but the Patriots lead all major categories, especially sacks.The fact is, most of the points against the Cowboys have been scored in the second half when the defense starts to wear down. The reason the Patriots are winning is mainly because of their ability to convert on 3rd down; 60% of the time, sustain drives, keep the opposing QB on the sidelines, wear down the opposing defense, and rest their own. . Most importantly, the defense is getting some help by the offense. Especially in the 2nd half when they need to answer points. The fact the Patriots are 23rd against the run is obvious, It’s hard to just go out and replace a Vince Wilfork in the middle of your defense and Belichick runs a bend but don’t break system.

Now that we have explored all of this information, The Cowboys can beat the Patriots if,

  • Greg Hardy delivers as advertised, adds that missing link to the pass rush and they can get some pressure on Tom Brady. It is no secret that Tom Brady is not a mobile QB and when teams get in his face with any consistency, he tends to make those rare mistakes. Namely turning the ball over. If you give him time, he will pick you apart.

 

  • The Cowboys defense remains top ten in the league against the run and that needs to continue. The Patriots have two dynamic RBs in Blount and Lewis, but are a pass first team. They don’t boast high league rankings  running the rock because they only run when they have to and that is usually in the red zone or on short yardage situations.

 

  • Brandon Weeden needs to step up his game: Primarily in his ability to get through his post snap reads and find the open man. Bill Belichick is more than likely going to go after him. It is no secret that he has poor pocket awareness, takes unnecessary sacks, and isn’t very mobile. The Patriots are averaging over 3 sacks per game and will try to improve that average this week.

 

  • The Cowboys are going to have to do a better job of converting on third down. Brandon Weeden needs to be more accurate on those intermediate to deep routes. Only converting 25% of the time against Tom Brady will lead to a very long night and a lot of points by the Patriots.

 

  • The Cowboys need to be able to run the ball effectively. In the absence of Tony Romo, teams have loaded the box and dared Weeden to beat them with his arm. He is going to have to step up, make good reads of the protections, and check to a play that will burn them down the field. If they get a burnt a couple of times, they will think twice about loading the box and that will open up the running game.

 

  • Jason Garrett The coaches have got to get more creative in the way they use Cole Beasley. He is not only the most consistent WR on the team, he is an excellent route runner, extremely quick, and an ankle breaker with soft hands. There is a lot of wide open space coming out of the slot and they need to take advantage of that. In the absence of Dez Bryant, they need to utilize his ability to get open. By limiting him to all short crossing routes and quick outs, defenses know what he is going to do before he leaves the line. By sending him out on the option and allowing him to take advantage of his ability to find soft spots and get open, he will take some attention away from Terrance Williams and Jason Witten. Trying to utilize guys like Gavin Escobar and Devin Street over the teams best route runner is beyond foolish. Beasley would be chewing up defenses like Julian Edelman does if he was in NE. This mindset the Cowboys have that a Rec has to be big will lead to their demise.

 

A source close to the Lions told me Kellen Moore has been drawing up plays for Matthew Stafford for the last couple of years; based on what I have seen from the Lions offense this year, I am beginning to believe it. Tom Brady is one of the smartest QBs in the NFL and I maintain my belief that Moore is among that group. If Weeden can’t do a better job of reading defenses, calling the right play at the line, and making his post snap reads this week, they will not only fall below .500, they need to make a change after the Bye. Falling below .500 will be detrimental to any hopes of making the playoffs.

The NFL is like a crap shoot at times. As the old saying goes: “On Any Given Sunday”, any team can win,. As a fan of the Cowboys for over 40 years, I have seen them look adversity in the eye and shock the world. If they can do the things I included in this prediction post, they can beat the Patriots.

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  • Gabriel Carrasco

    Never would I have thought that Mo would be playing as well as he has been. He helped shut down Odell, and the big day Julio Jones had, most of his yards and catches came when he lined up against other CB. I think Mo allowed one catch when Julio went to his side. And no doubt Jones going against Witten has been key to his development. Witten is the best route runner among TE and has the most consistent hands among TE in the NFL. I thought Jones would struggle against Ertz who I feel would give Jones trouble, and he shut him down too. If he can limit Gronk to 4 catches for like 30 or 40 yards, it would have been a great day. Granted, I don’t know or think he can do it.

    • Al

      Me neither: the two keys here are A. can he be consistent in his improvement and B. is he durable enough to stay healthy for a full season.

      • Gabriel Carrasco

        I’ve already started looking at prospects for next draft. And I noticed that Wilcox’s contract is up, and Church is also coming up, I would like to get their replacements.

        • Al

          I agree

          • Gabriel Carrasco

            Problem is one of the guys I liked at WVU just tore his ACL. I don’t know if Dallas would be willing to take a SS in round 1, but Su’a Cravens from USC is really good. In the mold of Chancellor and Polamalu. He can play LB too.

          • Al

            I will have to study him

          • Gabriel Carrasco

            There will be a lot of good defensive players next year. The QB class looks rather weak aside from a few. S class is one of the strong points. O line is also looking solid again.

  • Gabriel Carrasco

    I am not as concerned about Blount, more so Lewis. I feel Dallas is capable of keeping Blount in check. However, you said Hardy would have to offer the pass rush. I feel the same, however a better game from Crawford might be more important, as I want to attack their other OG not Jackson, but the other guy can’t recall his name, he is their weakspot. If we had a true 1 tech at least a good one we could take advantage of their C Bryan Stork who is looking solid, but isn’t all that strong in the way he plays.

    • Al

      Lewis is explosive and quicker than blount. He has the ability to make guys miss in space too. I honestly believe a more dominant 1 tech would help Crawford tremendously. Hayden just doesn’t draw the attention top NTs do. That is what’s supposed to free up the 3 to take advantage of the pile his partner creates in the middle. Hayden just doesn’t have the power to collapse the pocket and his technique is lacking when it comes to shedding blocks to make a play on the RB.

      • Gabriel Carrasco

        I would like to believe Marinelli knows what he’s doing in this area. But I am not sure. I mean I understand not wanting to draft a 1 tech in round 1 since it’s not really worth it, but you still need a good one.

        • Al

          very rarely do 1 techs go in the first round. The problem is, Jerry has refused to address that position since Ratliff left and he was actually undersized to play the position and that shortened his career. Jerry makes the personnel decisions, not Marinelli.

          • Gabriel Carrasco

            There are plenty of 1 techs coming out next year that I have seen that Marinelli could like, they aren’t traditional ones.

          • Al

            You have got to have at least 325 lbs of nasty in there on run plays. having a guy who always draws a double team and still manages to get in the backfield is a must on passing plays.

          • Gabriel Carrasco

            Adolphus Washington is 6’4″ 300 pounds, who has a propensity for drawing double teams and getting into the backfield. He isn’t heavy like you want, but he sheds tackles easily, he helped make Michael Bennet even better last year and at times out shined Bosa on that defensive front. He’s just not getting the recognition right now.

          • Al

            cas has her eye on Armand Nance from Boise. She made it clear she is doing the report on him lol. He is an athletic freak at his size and has the power and technique to go with it.

          • Gabriel Carrasco

            I am well aware of Nance from Boise already. He’s good too.

          • Al

            He has the quickness and athletic ability Marinelli likes up front

          • Gabriel Carrasco

            Not saying we need to go early, but I feel Dallas needs to draft a WR next year. I said Street would suck and so far he’s proven me correct. Williams is too inconsistent, and even just for depth purposes we are not strong in that area.

          • Al

            I think they shuld poach McBride from the Titans right now. I was real impressed with his tape, and his showing at the combine.

          • Gabriel Carrasco

            It’s upsetting that I told everyone Dallas should take Bene Benikwere last year in the draft later on, he goes to Carolina and was probably the best rookie CB last year and is now playing very well for them, and might make Josh Norman expendable, might because Norman is really good and they would be dumb for letting him go. Both would have been great fits in this scheme.

          • Al

            I never studied him, but I know the feeling: I say I told you so every year on players I suggested to the Cowboys who were on the board, passed over and ended up pro bowl players and the players they selected never made it.

          • Gabriel Carrasco

            I gave him a 4th round grade I think he went in round 6 or 7.

          • Al

            That’s pretty good. We have a lot of success with the guys no one is talking about series.

          • Gabriel Carrasco

            Darby is also looking like the best CB as a rookie so far this year as well. But most of the rookie CB have been playing well in Johnson and Peters. Not sure if you can include Jones simply because he’s playing more of a S role now, but he has been solid as well.

          • Al

            I still remember all the crap Cas got about wanting Buster Skrine and he developed in to a solid CB in this league.

          • Gabriel Carrasco

            A lot of people gave me crap too for wanting Bene. Saying he was rated as a 6-7 rounder for a reason. And as I said he’s now playing really well.

          • Gabriel Carrasco

            I’ve already studied the RB for next year there are a few good ones, but this past year should have been when we took one. Ezekiel Elliott is the clear cut best RB for this class.

          • Al

            you need to do reports on some of these players.

          • Gabriel Carrasco

            I will try to possibly get some done by midseason.

          • Al

            that way people can’t say you use hindsight. The stuff will be published before the draft.

          • Gabriel Carrasco

            Most of the people know how much I liked Bene, so most of them know I don’t use hindsight. But there are a few players I liked but never reported them, and now some of them are doing quite well.

          • Al

            you appear to be pretty knowledgeable and need to put it to use.

          • Al

            Skrine was projected late rounds to undrafted and went 7th round to Cle. I think he got a big contract from another team now

          • Gabriel Carrasco

            Skrine is now on the Jets I think. I think he passed up their first round pick on the depth chart in Milliner.

          • Al

            They have a good eye for CBs

          • Al

            That Jets D is kicking ass this year in Fantasy

          • Gabriel Carrasco

            Jets D is great, their QB isn’t though. They need a QB in a WCO since their WR and TE are best suited for that. They also need an O line.

          • Al

            they have needed a QB for years lol

          • Gabriel Carrasco

            Rex Ryan isn’t why that team failed. His team has had awful QB. His GM’s never helped him in that area. His defense was never really an issue.

          • Al

            I never wish injury on a player, but that is why I hope weeden suffers a minor one, not career threatening, just enough to let them get a look at Moore. This team has sucked at evaluating QBs since Jimmy left other than when Payton and Parcells went with Romo.

          • Gabriel Carrasco

            The only good QB we have had since Romo started were Kitna and Orton, but both were developed and established starters by other teams. We have yet to develop a young QB which is why I wanted Wilson to be gone years ago. I don’t wish injury to a player either, but maybe a hamstring to Weeden would be the most injury I would hope for. He is not good, and Dallas won’t make a change until it is too late.

          • Al

            even Kitna had a career pr in the 70’s. I never liked Orton either. He couldn’t compete in QB starved Buffalo. Tyrod Taylor is one of those guys who sat as a backup for a few and then got his chance. and Moore kicked his ass in college on the road with less talent around him.

          • Gabriel Carrasco

            Either way both Kitna and Orton were good in Dallas. Primarily Kitna. Orton was not as good as him. But both were good backups and by far better than Weeden. If either of them were still around we probably beat the Saints, might have beaten the Falcons as well.

          • Al

            true that lol. It’s not hard to do better than weeden. One thing I can say about Garrett. He likes smart and good preparation. That is in Moores favor.

          • Gabriel Carrasco

            I heard that Linehan was in Moore’s corner and Garrett favored Moore over Cassel. It was the scouting department that pushed for Cassel.

          • Al

            Once Cas got Bryan to actually study Moore and do a report on him, he changed his opinion.

          • Gabriel Carrasco

            Moore is limited physically, but in terms of accuracy and knowledge of the game there are few who are better.

          • Al

            I staked my reputation on him. I don’t do that very often. I am yet to see BB participate in the Cassel or Weeden Kool Aid sales. He wont either.

          • Gabriel Carrasco

            Broddus was in Weeden’s corner at the start, but gave up on him after the Cardinals game. I saw that game, and yes the offense wasn’t at it’s best. But the defense played well, and Murray still finished the game with 80 yards rushing for 4 yards a carry. The receivers did get open at times only for Weeden to chunk it in the dirt or it sailed over his receivers heads.

          • Al

            weeden is still missing wide open receivers. That is one thing Moore wont do. He wont take unnnecessary sacks either.

          • And they all said Amen.

          • Al

            Did you know the GB GM asked BB if he was willing to bet his job on Favre and he said yes? I would do the same with Moore if I was a scout.

          • I knew that and I am willing to take the same bet.

          • He isn’t anymore limited than Brees or Brady.

          • Al

            Jaelen strong just got a TD on his first nfl target!

          • He was your guy, but I really liked him too. We knew he would be good.

          • I think Jerry pushed the scouts to get him a QB. Scouts hate to be wrong and I bet they had bad grades on Moore, so they are the last ones who want him to get a shot. It would make them look bad.

          • Just think, we could have had Hasselbeck instead of Weeden, he is still playing at a high level at 40

          • If that’s what it takes to get Moore a chance, I am all in

          • Rex is a good coach.

          • lol I told them all he needs is a little time to adjust to the speed of the NFL.

          • I am all in for that one

          • none of us liked Street. Strong sure made an impressive debut.

          • Gabriel Carrasco

            As far as QB go, there are only two I have my eye on. That’s Goff from California who will be out of reach unless Weeden just continues to stink it up. And Gunner Kiel from Cincinnati.

          • Al

            I am content with Moore. They need to take a look at him in real games before dropping a high draft pick on a QB with no guarantees he will translate to the NFL.

          • Gabriel Carrasco

            Ultimately what the team thinks is the only thing that matters, and the only person that has confidence in him is Linehan. I would have been done with Weeden before I have signed him. Moore won’t be given a shot unless injury happens to Weeden and that’s slim because of the signing of Matt Cassel. Ultimately Dallas will more than likely draft a QB to replace Romo next year.

          • Al

            ultimately they will repeat the history after Aikman retired

          • very true

          • The coaches need to man up and stand up to Jerry

          • He is going to be a beast. Boise players are smart and well coached.

          • BigDIndiana

            Robert Nkemdiche from Ole Miss about the same size. Around 295 I think and one of the quickest guys I have ever seen at that size off the line. Puuurfect Marinilli pick. Athletic enough he has even been played at RB. The one guy I would actually give up a draft pick to move up in the first to get. My kingdom for this guy.

          • Let’s hope they get one.

    • Al

      Tom Brady doesn’t have a Dez, he has an Edelman (which is a Beasley) he has a Gronk who is a Witten, but the coaches know how to scheme to the strengths of their players and that’s why they have success. The Cowboys need to take a page out of Belichicks book.

      • Gabriel Carrasco

        Well one thing is for certain, Dallas can’t be stupid like they were against the Falcons with Julio or as stupid as the rest of the league in covering Gronk. You can’t give either a free release, get in his face jam him and if nothing else interrupt the timing between the QB and the TE. Jones won’t be able to do it on his own. So do like you did against Odell and jam him with Jones and either give him help with Church if Gronk gets past Jones.

        • Al

          Church continues to become more and more of a liability by making bad reads, biting on the play action, taking bad angles and blowing coverages. They kept him over Cas boy, Sendejo, who has been flawless in Minn. His own guy Rhoads, ran in to him and injured his knee. The minny defensive secondary has fallen apart in his absence.

        • Very true.. The need to play physical press coverage. Most of the time they get burnt is because a receiver had a free release at the line.

          • BigDIndiana

            They pressed Beckham, sometimes even with Wilcox, but not Julio. Maybe because he moves around the formation so much. I hope they put Jones in Gronks face and presses him all day. He will get beat some but I would try it. Same with Mo on JE. Why not, might as well try to make something happen. Corey White needs to play more too.

      • Truer words have never been spoken. I have said that many times. The Cowboys can win without Dez with Moore at QB.

  • The Houston coaches didn’t hesitate to bench Mallett and bring Hoyer in who did a nice job of getting them back in the game. Dallas needs to do the same thing with Moore Sunday If Weeden continues to fail sustaining drives and getting in to the endzone. The Colts let Luck sit and Hasselbeck played lights out even at 40.

    • BigDIndiana

      Is Moore even going to be active Sunday? Cassell probably will be and with all the injuries that will probably limit them to 2 QBs. Haselback is ballin at 40, surprised me. You still not on the Weeden bandwagon? I will have to admit I yelled at him for not checking out of the 3rd and 1 run call with both safties on the line. Whats a little 9 man box to stop a run call anyway.

  • Lionone1

    I consider myself and optimist. I own a company full of adversity and problems. It’s important to stay positive. But, I just don’t see how the Cowboys can win this game unless they utilize all their offenseive players and play a perfect game. I felt good about the first 4 games that Dallas would have a good chance to win. Too many mistakes and injuries cost them the last two games. This week you play the Patriots a team that is excellent at taking away what you like to do. So no running game and no Witten. That puts you at Street, Williams, rookie Whitehead to win some matchups. That seems soft to me. I don’t care what backup QB you put in it’s a tall task. Romo makes this team go.

    • Like Al said, Brady doesn’t have a Dez, he has an Edelman which is a Beasley. The coaches need to learn how to use him like The pats do Edelman.

      • Lionone1

        You can have Weeden and Beasley. I’ll take Brady and Edelman. lol Brady doesn’t need Dez because he’s Brady. The Cowboys offense could use Dez right about now.

        • This is where your lack of vision becomes apparent: Moore and Beasley would be deadly.

          • Al

            yup

        • Did you happen to notice how every time the media asks the coaches about Cassel, they bring up Moore? Food for thought!

          • Al

            I sure as hell did.

        • How do you know Moore can’t be a Brady? Romo wasn’t Romo until Parcells gave him a chance. Moore needs the same chance.

          • Al

            My sentiments exactly!

          • lionone1

            Moore is not playing this week. If he does that means Weeden really stunk up the place. No decent coach is going to throw a qb out when he’s not ready. parcell’s refused to put Romo out early because he knew it could ruin him. Moore will get a shot someday.

          • Al

            Moore is at the same point in his career Romo was. That is an opinion you expressed with no basis or fact behind it. Cassel has two weeks with Linehan, Moore has 2 years.

          • lionone1

            I dont like Cassel or Weeden whats your point? I know you all have love for Kellen and id like to see him too but realistically hes not playing this week.

          • Al

            Actually I suggested that if Weedens poor play continues, they make a change following the bye week. I already pissed cas off, so I am going to say we have to agree to disagree on what the biggest problem is with the team.

          • Lionone1

            I don’t mean any disrespect. I’m just looking at the team as a whole. All those little things add up. That includes inconsistant officiating as well. Beaux can maul Williams up the sideline twice and not turn his head towards the ball and no call. But god forbid Wilcox touches a guy and its illegal contact. I see the team is doing a lot of good things though as well. They just need to clean some things up. Really they haven’t been playing discipline football all 4 games. The difference is Tony can make up for some of those mistakes.

        • The truth is: with as poorly as Weeden plays, it wouldn’t make a difference. If anything, he would try to force deep balls to dez and get picked.

    • Al

      You speak of optimisim and confidence, yet you have not once ceded that you are willing to give the winningest QB in NCAA history even an iota of confidence. SMDH

      • lionone1

        What?

        • Al

          You have repeatedly made a case for y Weeden should be the QB in every story. Blamed the OL blamed the defense, blamed Dez being out etc. We have and will continue to stand our ground. No flip flopping here.

          • lionone1

            I said Weeden isn’t the only reason for the Cowboys losses.

          • Al

            The facts above prove he is the main reason.

          • lionone1

            Sorry 48 points. Someone make a play. Hold on to the ball. Hold on to interceptions. Limit penalties. Don’t step out of bounds and catch a pass. Dont step on goaline and eliminate a great punt. Etc. Weeden could be better but lets not act like the team could not have been better.

          • Al

            At this point, I am beginning to believe u r on Jerry’s payroll.

          • lionone1

            Believe what you want. Dallas is still going to lose to the Patriots because they are not good enough on offense to score enough to beat them.

          • Al

            you have pointed out a hand full of plays by numerous players. I can revisit the tape and write an article itemizing every single bad play by weeden from missing open guys, to taking unnecessary sacks, to making bad reads of the defense to errant passes.You will not win this argumet. Don’t make me expose just how bad he is and how bad you look right now.

          • lionone1

            He is bad. For as bad as he is still help to score enough points to give Cowboys a chance to win. More than all of us expected. I love your insight on the games but you got to point out thrme areas where his recievers didnt help either. Escobars TD was wrongfully taken away. Brice had a nice scoring opportunity.

          • Sorry Lion. He gets too dramatic at times. he sees those things, but like you said, this team needs Romo to go. His main point is, Weeden can’t make this team go. Give someone else a chance to do so

          • lionone1

            Lol no problem i dont take myself to serious and i love talking about the Cowboys.

          • Ok I just don’t want the same drama here that keeps me away from dallascowboys.com I like it to be kept friendly

          • Hey now, calm down. I understand your frustraton, but you can’t change
            the minds of other people. Sometimes you just have to wait it out, and
            let them see. You are a mod start acting like one.

          • Al

            Sorry cas, I said what I had to say. Have a good night.

  • Lionone1

    Patriots 28 Dallas 31 😛 Lets go COWBOYS!

    • lol I bet you wish you could take that back. The defense was lights out, but Weeden continues to SUCK!!!!!!!

    • Lionone1

      Lol yep. They have to make a change for sure.

  • Johnathan Nguyen

    Everyone is clamoring for Cassel. It is frustrating to say the least. They gonna start him for 2 games. After we lost those 2, then they will have to start Kellen. At that point we had already down 5 straight while we could have had a real chance to win 4 out of those 5 with Kellen. If I’d say all 5, I would be too much of a Kellen homer lol. Oh well, here to a few more losses guys and gals.