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Does Dallas compare favorably to the previous two Super Bowl winners?

After the disaster in Dallas on Monday Night, Stephen Jones noted that the Giants and Packers struggled during the respective years those teams won Super Bowls. Green Bay won the Super Bowl after...

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Growing Pains

The Dallas Cowboys played yet another game where the team committed too many mistakes to beat a playoff contender. The errors made by the Cowboys infiltrated every level, and affected every...

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The Cowboys stink...oh, wait, they won?

The NFL has truly become a league of parity. There will only be two teams that are winless, and three that are undefeated after week three in the NFL. Following tonight's Monday night game, there...

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2012 NFL Week 2 Performance Rankings

Instead of trying to put together a Power Ranking, I decided to opine on which teams had the most impressive performances for the week. Margin of victory is largely irrelevant in this ranking, as...

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The Seattle game was not about mental toughness or preparedness

It only took one bad game for the critics to question the immeasurable, directly unobservable traits of this team. The list is all too familiar and just as fictitious now as it was in previous...

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2012 NFL Week 1 Performance Rankings

Instead of trying to put together a Power Ranking, I decided to opine on which teams had the most impressive performances for the week. Commencing with the second week, I will combine the rankings...

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Did Garrett outcoach Coughlin?

Several items caught my attention following the Wednesday night game between the Cowboys and Giants. As I ruminated over all of the information presented surrounding the game, a common thread...

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2nd annual 2012 season forecast with 2013 NFL Draft position

As I try to mark time before enjoying the 2012 NFL opener on Wednesday evening in the New Meadowlands, I wrapped-up my 2012 NFL season projection. Last season, I had Dallas winning the Super Bowl...

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...Sergeant Pepper told the band to play

Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils... -- Louis Hector Berlioz The previous season ended abruptly. A hated division rival had won the Super Bowl and laid claim to...

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Garrett needs to finish what he started last season

The bloodletting was fast and furious when the lockout ended last season. Players that had played several seasons for the Cowboys were released well before the 2011 season began: Leonard Davis...

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Lessons learned from 2011

The 2011 NFL season offered several interesting lessons on how different aspects of performance and planning affect an NFL franchise. Since those that do not learn from history are doomed to repeat...

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Could the Cowboys have the best offensive line in the NFC East?

On August 20th, Dan Graziano, author of the NFC East blog at ESPN.com made some observations regarding the relative weakness of each offensive line in the NFC East. As Cowboys fans have been...

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The Carr Effect

Brandon Carr made two interceptions on Saturday evening in San Diego. That brings the preseason interception total to three for the Cowboys defensive starters. Gerald Sensabaugh made the other...

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Establishing a baseline for the season ahead

Dallas has seven practices (as per Mickey Spagnola at dallascowboys.com) to prepare for the season opener against the New York Giants. The Cowboys lost both of the games played against the...

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Should Jason Garrett publicly chastise players?

It is amazing how the actions of such a small percentage players have such a profound negative impact on those on the team. The latest brush with the law by Dez Bryant has once again led to a...

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Dispelling the myth: Grading Jerry the GM - Part 4

The rich history of the Dallas Cowboys is a source of great pride for most fans of the aptly nicknamed America's Team. The franchise began in 1960 and finished 0-11-1 under their legendary Head...

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Dispelling the myth: Grading Jerry the GM - Part 3

Most NFL fans will agree that the regular season is merely the means to an end, with the successful end being a Super Bowl title. Therefore, the success of a franchise and by extension their...

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Is Dez on pace to be one of the best: was Dez’s 2011 season on par with some of his great WR peers?

In lieu of Dez Bryant's off field issues last week, much has been made in the press regarding his potential and his progress towards becoming an elite wide receiver in the NFL. In order to...

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Dispelling the myth: Grading Jerry the GM - Part 2

Since 1989, Jerry Jones' inaugural season as the Cowboys' Owner and General Manager, there have been 83 different individuals assuming the position of General Manager around the NFL. Since Mr....

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Dispelling the Myth: Grading Jerry the GM - Part 1

I have grown weary of listening to the local and national media verbally beating Jerry Jones, Owner and General Manager of the Dallas Cowboys as if he was a piñata from just south of the border. As...

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Why the Dallas Cowboys "lack leadership', are considered "mentally weak", and are "underachievers".

I have wanted to address this issue for some time from the perspective of the athlete. In order to do so, I understood that I would have to explain how elite athletes are not solely a product of...

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Certain athletes can be clutch - Part 2

As OCC mentioned in his post this morning (http://www.bloggingtheboys.com/2012/7/6/3140785/dallas-cowboys-seven-thoughts-for-2012), there are different categories that define the ability of an...

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Certain athletes can be clutch - Part 1

As OCC alluded to in a post I read this morning (http://www.bloggingtheboys.com/2012/7/6/3140785/dallas-cowboys-seven-thoughts-for-2012), there are no statistics to quantify the ability of a...

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The Cowboys pass defense: can it improve from consistently below average to above average?

It would not come as a surprise to most fans of the Dallas Cowboys to discover that over the last three seasons, the Cowboys have consistently been one of the worst pass defenses in the NFL as...

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The improvements to the Cowboys roster just do not add up

Much has been made of the off season additions made to the Dallas Cowboys roster. Brandon Carr was the crown jewel brought in through free agency. He is a young, physical cornerback capable of...

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Cowboys players under 25 are more valuable than Eagles and Giants

Recently, I looked at the relative value of the different positions in the NFL (http://www.bloggingtheboys.com/2012/5/9/3010133/relative-values-to-improvement). I updated that post by dividing the...

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Has the problem been Jerry, or the coaches that he hires?

Most Dallas Cowboys fans know that Arkansas oilman, Jerry Jones bought the Dallas Cowboys in 1989. One of Jerry's first tasks was to fire legendary head coach Tom Landry (and the previous...

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Relative values to improvement

The Cowboys drafted the highest rated cornerback in the 2012 NFL Draft. While the Dallas secondary was abysmal down the stretch (h...

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Building a Super Bowl winner: great defenses make plays in the secondary

One Cool Customer’s fine post on passer rating differential breaks down beautifully.

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Did Dallas just draft the next Danny White?

Danny Coale punted at Virginia Tech. He looks like a Julian Edelman type player. With McBriar still rehabbing will Coale steal the punting duties?

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