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Someone Has to Knock the QB Down

How many sacks can we expect from D-Law? If you think the health of the D is largely contingent on the pass rush, you're very interested in the highest-round pass rusher we've drafted in...

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Are We Better?

In 2011, some of us felt more confident that JG was finally at the helm. after all, 2009 had been a great team, and we still seemed to have many of the strengths from that team. 2010 was being...

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Simplifying Draft Day to Two Basic Options

O.K., in a attempt to be a realist about this draft, I'm going to start with an assumption. I'm going to start with the assumption that this draft is like other drafts--that a second rounder picked...

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Greedy in the Draft: A Strategy?

One of the strange things about mock drafting when you don't know how to evaluate film yourself is that, in the end, you are relying on the opinions of other people. The 2014 draft, more than any...

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The Case for a Trade-Down: Managing Unknowns

To quote Donald Rumsford, our late unlamented Secretary of War: In any situation there are the things we know, the things we don't know, and the things we don't know that we don't know. In this...

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Depth means under-utilized players. Deal with it.

One of the most interesting parts about football is trying to second-guess the FO when it comes to personnel acquisition and personnel management. For some of us, it's enough to just watch the team...

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Why I'm Proud of This Team

I expect there to be mourning and soul-searching in Dallas. That happens, when you miss the playoffs several years in a row. On the other hand, I have never understood why a string of 8-8...

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Cowboys Identity: We Know Who We Are

Under Jason Garrett, I've been impressed at the consistency I've seen in the Cowboys. I've already posted about how "surprised fans" seem not to have noticed that most of the things that have...

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I Told You So

OK, so I didn't tell anybody anything. I don't know much about football. But I am a good reader. And so far, this season is everything that the smartest posters and writers on BtB said it would...

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It's the Competition, Stupid

I think it's funny how, when watching football, there are so many different explanations for the Cowboys' wins (and losses). I hear a lot about specific changes in our playcalling (e.g., running...

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Seven-Issue Watch: Tracking the Process One Game at a Time

Every week, I'm going to take 10 "issues" from the offseason and give the Cowboys a grade. Feel free to comment below and suggest how you think the grade should be different. 1. O-line: B+ The...

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How to Judge an O-line

I remember posting this last summer. I never got an answer I was happy with. So here I'll make some concrete suggestions. There is lots of talk (AKA hot air) about the O-line. Part of the reason...

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Inches and Seconds: A Little Bit Better

With enough of the off-season behind us to know what we have, I think it's time to reach a verdict. We've made a few improvements from last year. We still have reasons for concern. Neither one...

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What Do We Love About the Cowboys (Besides Winning)?

I've noticed on BtB a subtle difference. I think it's silly to argue about this difference or to suggest that those who stand on the other side aren't real fans. But it's still worth mentioning. ...

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Not. The. Same. Team.

This fanpost, like my other contributions, is not based on gathering information (I don't know how to use Google) or on superior football knowledge (I've never played the game). Rather, I lay out a...

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What I Learned from the Draft, Part 2

I have now watched 2 drafts unfold. Here, as a beginner, I'm a little surprised at the amount of controversy over this draft. The basics seem pretty obvious to me. 1. As I learned last year, the...

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Draft Lessons Applied

O.K., I'm a newbie when it comes to analyzing football. Last year's draft was the first draft I paid attention to (knew ANY of the prospects in ANY rounds). I learned a few things, and I want to...

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The Best .500 Team in the League?

Before the 2011 season, I embarrassed myself by claiming that the Cowboys "weren't just an 8-8 team." Even watching them go 8-8, however, I kept wondering whether I was right. We hung tough...

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How do you grade the O-line?

I don't have a lot to say on this, but I don't want it to be a fanpost (bigham) because I want a lot of comments. This season, the Cowboys' "question mark" is the O-line. I've heard it at least a...

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The O-Line Challenge

O.K., so in trying to figure out where the Cowboys are, what's the number one question mark? What's the one position that perennial homer and optimist Tom Ryle doesn't even mention when he writes a...

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Koolaid or Sour lemonade?

At the risk of stirring up ire, I've decided to make another post pitting the optimists against the pessi-realists. But this time I'd like to make the post predictive. I've already made a bet with...

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What I learned from how the draft panned out.

This is the first draft which I have really paid attention to ahead of time, thanks mainly to the people on this board. You all have initiated me into true fanhood. Two years ago I couldn't name a...

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Hopeful Realism

We are now at a stage in the season where the Cowboys need to take a long, hard, candid look at their players, and make some tough decisions about free agency and (later) the draft. Here's my take...

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Starters, dominant players, and BPA

Thanks to the debate on this page which has helped sharpen my thinking on a host of issues, bringing in stats and opposing viewpoints on the various Cowboys "needs." Based on what I've been...

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Sacks, Spencer, and Reality

The Cowboys have a strong pass rush. Our sack counts, pressures, and other measurables are top 10. Yet every time a quarterback stays on his feet long enough to complete a pass, we all wonder--was...

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What does it mean to be a fan?

First, a disclaimer. I am not judging anyone. If anyone else thinks about their fanhood differently, I am not calling you a non-fan or a bad-fan or a hater or anything else. Now, to the meat of...

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Pass defense: what's the real picture?

Opponents sometimes pass on the Cowboys, in case you haven't noticed. Sometimes, the opposing quarterback has time, makes a play, and all the fans groan. Rightly, we've decided that the pass rush...

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Be grateful for your JAGs

Lately some of the most heated debates I've seen on BTB aren't the idiotic ones about bashing Romo, Ware, or our other stars. They aren't the ones defending Ball, or Costa, or our other struggling...

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Death of the trade?

I've been thinking about three things that surprised me this off-season (and season). One is the release of talented, productive, experienced players. The second is the release of many of our draft...

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2011 Draft in Context

Yesterday answered one big question about the 2011 draft--namely, was a third round draft pick worth spending on a speed running back? For all of those fans who couldn't predict that Felix would...

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