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  • The truth about the Cowboys that people don't wanna hear...

    Let's hear your truths. Here's mine.

    1. The Defensive Line is simply inadequate. I can't emphasize this enough. Everything on defense starts up front. Jay Ratliff is a back up DE forced to play NT but he's no more talented than a spot starter at NT. Few more weeks before we find out if Tank Johnson can help us out there. Marcus Spears is a complete bust! Jason Hatcher is no more valuable than Kenyon Coleman ever was. He displays no flashes of upside. I see him no better than a career backup. Chris Canty is a stable player, but not a playmaker. If Dallas ever expects to become a better team it's going to have to start from the trenches. Right now, any success shown is merely fools gold. Every good defense has at least 1 or 2 guys up front that can wreak havoc. Dallas has 0.


    2. Bradie James and Akin Ayodele are not good enough. Everyone thinks our LB unit is set and we don't need to address it. Well I say Bull S***! We need to find a way to get better play out of them or cut them. I hope our front office won't look past them when they look to upgrade our defense. In fact, I hope Wade is smart enough to realize that he needs to start fading them out and fading Burnett and Carpenter in more. The trade mark of a successful defense starts with the leadership and inspiration play at the middle linebacker position. The Dallas ILBs are just a mirage. They look like they're out there, but there not.


    3. Roy Williams coverage skills are improving. Roy hasn't been beat deep all year. Nobody has recognized that. He got beat on one incredible pass by Tom Brady to Ben Watson today, but his coverage was tight. After he took out Watson, no TE became a factor for them.


    4. Kyle Kosier needs to be replaced. We should be looking at OG in FA and/or the first day of the draft. He's just another example of how poor Bill Parcells evaluates Offensive Lineman. I honestly didn't like his signing from the start.


    5. Anthony Fasano needs to be used better. He has the talent to be a real weapon out there. It's on Garrett to know how to utilize his strengths and hide his weaknesses. He's the type of player that with more playing time, will limit his mistakes and use his smarts to be a really irritating player for defenses to have to pay attention to.

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    I think we should wait until the transition from the two gap system is complete before giving out an grades on the line. Plus, we stopped the run extremely well today.

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    • #3
      I disagree w/ your assessment of our ILB's...Bradie James is easily the most underrated player on the Cowboys on these boards. All he does is make plays...he's in on damn near every tackle. He has been exceptional this season and looks to lead our team in tackles for the 3rd straight season.

      As for Roy improving in coverage, that's not true. They broke everything down on NFL matchup. He looks completely lost in zone coverage. While playing zone he doesnt know what the hell he is doing...it's embarassing. He really has zero clue how to cover, it's really bad, it was almost as if the guys on the show were making fun of him. He should be playing in the box at all times ala Adrian Wilson the last few years or be playing LB in a different defense. He really isnt a great fit for this defense...Shockey, Cooley, and Smith are normally going to be his responsibility and he cant cover any of them.

      Thanks BoneKrusher^

      http://youtube.com/watch?v=6_j52DziMy4 (the man)
      http://youtube.com/watch?v=2g6S3Anto7c
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      • #4
        One more...

        Marcus has been a complete bust as a pass rusher but, he is a major reason why our run defense is so good. He is excellent against the rush. But yes, we def. need to find a way to get more pressure from the end positions.

        Thanks BoneKrusher^

        http://youtube.com/watch?v=6_j52DziMy4 (the man)
        http://youtube.com/watch?v=2g6S3Anto7c
        KO KNOWS

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Gribble View Post
          I think we should wait until the transition from the two gap system is complete before giving out an grades on the line. Plus, we stopped the run extremely well today.
          That's the problem. We need to transition our guys OUT.

          We did NOT stop the run well today. Especially when it counted. Luckily for us Maroney was out and Sammy got hurt early. Even then, Faulk ran straight through for several nice runs.

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          • #6
            Morris was held to 25 yards or something....we shut him down the whole game.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by D-Unit View Post
              That's the problem. We need to transition our guys OUT.

              We did NOT stop the run well today. Especially when it counted. Luckily for us Maroney was out and Sammy got hurt early. Even then, Faulk ran straight through for several nice runs.
              Actually, we were great against the run today...we struggled at the end but, what do you expect when our defense is on the field that long? Time of possession was ridiculous. We were on defense the entire game.
              Last edited by M.O.T.H.; 10-15-2007, 12:51 AM.

              Thanks BoneKrusher^

              http://youtube.com/watch?v=6_j52DziMy4 (the man)
              http://youtube.com/watch?v=2g6S3Anto7c
              KO KNOWS

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              • #8
                Originally posted by M.O.T.H. View Post
                I disagree w/ your assessment of our ILB's...Bradie James is easily the most underrated player on the Cowboys on these boards. All he does is make plays...he's in on damn near every tackle. He has been exceptional this season and looks to lead our team in tackles for the 3rd straight season.

                As for Roy improving in coverage, that's not true. They broke everything down on NFL matchup. He looks completely lost in zone coverage. While playing zone he doesnt know what the hell he is doing...it's embarassing. He really has zero clue how to cover, it's really bad, it was almost as if the guys on the show were making fun of him. He should be playing in the box at all times ala Adrian Wilson the last few years or be playing LB in a different defense. He really isnt a great fit for this defense...Shockey, Cooley, and Smith are normally going to be his responsibility and he cant cover any of them.
                James underrated on these boards? LOL. Are you kidding me? Everyone here LOVES him. I'm the only one who think's he's JAG. He's so average it's pitiful. I want Burnett to phase into the picture more to steal some of his time.

                The guys on NFL match up are not proof that Roy is terrible. They show one play over and over to help them look like they know what they are talking about. Roy has done way better than he did last year. He's not a smooth cover guy, but he has stayed with his man and nobody has torched him deep this year. And as far as your hypothetical talk about him covering TEs... last I check, Shockey was held in check in Game 1.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by thule View Post
                  Morris was held to 25 yards or something....we shut him down the whole game.
                  That's because D-Ware owned him today. Ware stopped him 5 times out of his 10 carries.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by M.O.T.H. View Post
                    Actually, we were great against the run today...we struggled at the end but, what do you expect when our defense is on the field that long? Time of possession was ridiculous. We were on defense the entire game.
                    Why do you think our defense was on the field all day??? We couldn't make a ******* stop to save our lives. If we had a DL and a MLB that can actually do something other than react, we'd have given our offense more time on the field.

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                    • #11
                      Bradie just started getting some love this season on here...he was def. one of the most bashed players this off-season. There were plenty of posters on here that were calling for Carp or Burnett to start over him pre-season.

                      Thanks BoneKrusher^

                      http://youtube.com/watch?v=6_j52DziMy4 (the man)
                      http://youtube.com/watch?v=2g6S3Anto7c
                      KO KNOWS

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                      • #12
                        DRAMA, DRAMA, DRAMA...it's all for your momma!!!!

                        Everyone here is blowing this game out of proportion!!!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by M.O.T.H. View Post
                          One more...

                          Marcus has been a complete bust as a pass rusher but, he is a major reason why our run defense is so good. He is excellent against the rush. But yes, we def. need to find a way to get more pressure from the end positions.
                          I'm of the belief that Spears doesn't contribute more than any average DE would in his place.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by D-Unit View Post
                            Why do you think our defense was on the field all day??? We couldn't make a ******* stop to save our lives. If we had a DL and a MLB that can actually do something other than react, we'd have given our offense more time on the field.
                            Our D-Line and MLB were great against the run today. They forced a bunch of 3rd downs. We couldn't get a stop because, Jacque Reeves and Nate Jones are garbage. Our Nickel defense is downright horrible when we don't have Henry or Newman...Jones shouldn't be on the field.
                            Last edited by M.O.T.H.; 10-15-2007, 01:04 AM.

                            Thanks BoneKrusher^

                            http://youtube.com/watch?v=6_j52DziMy4 (the man)
                            http://youtube.com/watch?v=2g6S3Anto7c
                            KO KNOWS

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by leroyisgod View Post
                              DRAMA, DRAMA, DRAMA...it's all for your momma!!!!

                              Everyone here is blowing this game out of proportion!!!
                              Nah. We played tough and competitive through 3 quarters. If not for those damaging penalties, the game could've been closer. I'm just saying what I think we need to do in order become on a better competitive level. Patriots didn't have Maroney, Watson or Morris for the entire game and they still wasted us at home.

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