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#56 Reminder of Forum Rules

Posted by Quickdraw on 17 July 2012 - 02:03 AM

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#3442046 Bewildered over Cowboy nation these days

Posted by Erod on 02 May 2016 - 04:26 PM

It's truly stunning.

A year ago, people around here were disgusted about signing Darren McFadden.  Too old, too injury-prone, too slow, no production, 4th string on the Raiders, just a guy to give Joseph Randle a break.  Nothing but a flyer and damage control.
Dallas was being disloyal to the greatness of Demarco Murray, and stupid to let him get away to an arch rival for $8 million a year.  Dallas should have given this 27-year-old running back what he had earned the prior year, even though he'd never really done anything like that before (and probably wouldn't again).
The angst was rightly palpable, especially after a draft that yielded no answers. 
Fast forward a year...
Many of these same people now claim McFadden is all the Cowboys needed behind this offensive line.  Suddenly, he's a spring chicken with 300 carries easy in his body, and he would have delivered this time in the clutch, not just in meaningless games and garbage time.  Alfred Morris would have added to the greatness, despite the fact Washington said "no thanks" just like Oakland did to McFadden.  Other teams trash is suddenly our stolen treasure.
Drafting a 20-year-old phenom likened to Ladanian Tomlinson was a wasted pick.  That's the gobbledygook being slopped around local radio and these boards. 
The amazingly ridiculous suggestion is that Elliott won't be measurably more successful behind this offensive line than the two journeymen cast-offs.  Never mind that Elliott is much faster, more powerful, vastly laterally quicker, better built, a better blocker, and a significantly better receiver than both of both of the vets combined.  All that with a new set of Michelins, and a lesser price tag than Murray. 
With a healthy Romo, this will now be the best offense in football.  But never mind that.  Wasted pick.
The stat dorks will point to McFadden's meaningless yards.  They'll ignore the situational aspects of what it means to defend plays against a superstar back versus a scrap-heap guy.  They'll ignore Elliott's propensity to score touchdowns, which McFadden has seldom done.  They'll ignore the great likelihood that McFadden would have gotten hurt again, for the umpteenth time, any day now.
Fans around the division wanted to throw bricks through their TVs.  The whole league is shaking their heads in disgust about what Elliott adds to this offense.  Cowboy haters are none to happy because it doesn't take a rocket surgeon to do the math.
Apparently, we're running low on rocket surgeons these days.  I expect it from local media, who are clawing and scratching for relevance and audience these days.  But from the common Cowboys fans, especially those who watched what Dorsett and Emmitt did here, it's befuddling to put it kindly.
Six months from now, you'll nary here a whisper about it again.  Elliott will be the brightest rookie star, and nobody except Jacksonville fans will be uttering the name of Jalen Ramsey.  The NFC East will see the Cowboys in first place, and be dreading the next many years of facing Elliott and this monster line.
In the meantime, I think I need to invest in ear muffs.  (Cue the Old School memes.)

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#3412630 Loss of a Dallas Fan

Posted by oldschoolfan64 on 23 April 2016 - 11:34 PM

 This is a personal thread in a way, as the loss I speak of was my Father In Law, Max Dreasher. He has been a fan of this team from their inception, and was still a fan when he passed away this morning. He was admitted into the Hospital Friday night for a severe leg infection. Doctors were preparing for an amputation when he took a tragic turn and they had to place him on life support.   


This morning,at 10:40 with two of his sons, two grand children, and my wife and I at his bedside, Life support was terminated, and he passed quietly.


   I will miss the tradition we had of gathering for Thanksgiving and watching Dallas play as a family. I will miss discussing the team, players, coaches and games with him. He was a good man with a strong work ethic, close family ties, and a loyalty to this team few can match.



 Dallas lost a Great Fan today, I lost a wonderful Father in Law, and My wife lost her Daddy. Sorry if this has been too personal, but I needed to share, and I hope you all understand. The members of this forum are family. We agree, disagree, fight like cats and dogs and get on each other's nerves at times...but we all have one thing in common...We love this team and it's fans. I just felt the need to share this with my extended family. Thank you all.

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#3978770 Trade Dak to Browns or Niners this offseason

Posted by rocknrollinhoneybadger on 16 January 2017 - 03:54 PM

See ladies and gentlemen, this is what happens when you drink too much and get on the internet. You get posts like the one made by RandUniversity here. 

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#3830960 JUst met Dez Bryant

Posted by Reid1boy on 21 November 2016 - 05:34 AM

So not only was the day amazing.... obviously we won, but the pre and post game party that was happening at AT&T with the band outside the stadium was GREAT FUN. So we head out to downtown Dallas to have dinner and drinkss. We meet the manager of the place where we are hanging and he gives us a tour and just basically hangs out with us for the night.


W are leaving, and of course the 4 of us are decked out in our Cowboys garb, me in my Dez jersey.... he says, hey, Dez just left and is walking down the street..... im like, yeah, whatever.

Here comes a Bentley right in front of us, and no kidding, its Dez. He sees us, stops, roles down the window, lets us tell him how great he, and snaps a couple pics with my family.


He did not need to stop, didnt need to role down his window, nor take pics with delirious fans. What a way to cap off our great trip.

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#3975611 The loss isn't nearly as bad as the attitudes.

Posted by Runwildboys on 16 January 2017 - 01:52 AM

It sucks that we lost tonight.  It really sucks!....but I can accept it, knowing that we're just at the beginning of a beautiful reign of terror in the NFL.


This season went much farther than anyone...ANYONE...expected. Not only do we have the best RB in the league, but one of, if not the best O-line, our franchise QB, a good receiving corps, some pretty good players on the rise on our defense (including Jaylon Smith, who will likely become one of the best LBs in the league), and this team is so young that we'll be in the top of the league for several years! 


Once we add to this defense, we'll be sitting very pretty.


So yeah, it sucks bad that we lost tonight....but at least there's a Hell of a lot to look forward to....yet all I see, with very few exceptions, are how this guy sucks, and this guy has to go, and yadda yadda friggin' yadda!


I realize some of us need to process this loss, and grieve in their own way, but man, some of it just makes the loss worse for everyone else. Misery loves company, but not miserable company. Try to see the good side, instead of blaming this one or that one.  We had a great run, for a team that wasn't supposed to even have a winning record.

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#3610415 What Dak Said To Dez During Practice Is Amazing

Posted by DallasBoyz15 on 29 August 2016 - 11:02 PM

By Steve Mullenax-The Landry Hat

During an 11 on 11 period, late in practice, the offense had 10 seconds left to score.Prescott was the QB.With the 1st unit. After a pass to Dez, in which Dez was suppose to go out of bounds immediately to stop the clock or go down in bounds so offense could stop the clock with a timeout, Bryant tried to score but time ran out

Dak said words to this affect, We know you are the best rwceiver and you MIGHT score, but we can't take that chance. Gotta use your head.
Dez admitted the rookie was right.

Kid sounds like and plays like hes been in the nfl as long as Romo
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#111327 New Warning.

Posted by kskboys on 24 August 2012 - 05:31 PM

Just want to let everyone know that we're going to be handing out some 24 hour vacations for personal attacks and cursing. I've been letting some masked profanity slide, but no more. Listen, the "F" word does not belong on these forums in any way, shape or form. Find a different way to say things. Also might want to be careful about posting the same thing over and over, as that is considered spamming.

Just wanted to warn so as not to surprise anyone. Thank you, ksk
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#3475202 I'm not impressed with Romo

Posted by Runwildboys on 25 May 2016 - 06:57 PM

I'm not impressed with your bicep, yet you seem to think it makes a good avatar.

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#3323806 Tragic News Turned To MIRICLE....To One Of Our Own Family Members

Posted by daboyzruleperiod on 24 February 2016 - 09:15 PM

Wanted to stop by to let everyone know our own "Futrdoc" has received some horrific news. Her husband was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. He was stationed overseas and was flown back last week where he is now a patient at Walter Reed Hospital in Virginia.


Kindly keep them both in your prayers for they are currently traveling a very VERY rough road.


Thank You And God Bless!      "Go Cowboys"


Love You GF!




*My apologies for posting this on the Main thread. But I wanted all of futrdoc's friends to be aware of the horrible time she is now going through before this post gets moved and hidden in the "Fireside Chat" board.s.

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#4341 Attention Members

Posted by Quickdraw on 18 July 2012 - 06:17 PM

This forum is for feedback ONLY.

Please do not create topics related to the forums as there is a Forum Feedback section for that.

All topics not related to will be automatically removed.

Thank you.

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#3756476 Fair Warning: Romo

Posted by kskboys on 23 October 2016 - 06:28 PM

There are a couple of people in here who are insisting on making everything about Romo.  Problem is, good discussions are being derailed.    


There is a separate forum for Romo discussions, please take your comments down there.       The reason we started the Romo forum in the first place was so people could have a discussion w/o someone piping in about a different subject. 


I'll be giving out warnings, just FYI.    Thank you!!!

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#3903217 Dear Cowboys Fans

Posted by Bobhaze on 19 December 2016 - 06:16 AM

We won the game tonight. We are 12-2. I am enjoying this season as much as any season in the 50+ years I've followed this team. When we win, I don't care who's playing QB or whether the play calling meets everyone's standards or how strong we looked. I don't care if "I was right" about ______or wrong about ______either. Winning = good. Always.

Enjoy the ride. Celebrate the wins and remember what it was like this time last year. This is some fine wine we drinking up in here!
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#3382705 Tragic News Turned To MIRICLE....To One Of Our Own Family Members

Posted by Call Me Doc on 04 April 2016 - 12:23 AM



My hubby has successfully completed the first round of chemo and radiation. A recent scan shows significant shrinkage of the cancerous tumor. He has gained some weight, eating better, and still has a great fighting spirit. Your prayers and well-wishes (in addition to the treatments) are WORKING!!!




I will check in periodically to continue updating on our progress...

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#184781 Things that will get You Banned, No Questions Asked.

Posted by kskboys on 16 September 2012 - 05:49 AM

Just so we're clear on some things, here are a few things that will get an automatic suspension.

1. Cursing or masking inappropriate language in either a post or your username.

2. Personal attacks

3. Referring to the trash that used to go on here in an inciting way.

4. Name calling. (Idiot, moron, troll, etc....)

If you feel you are being attacked, report it or PM me. Thank you.
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#3883482 Let's take a deep breath, but realize the tide is turning

Posted by Erod on 12 December 2016 - 05:02 PM

Quietly, teams are starting to out-Dallas the Cowboys.  Time of possession is no longer in a stranglehold.  Third-down efficiency is in the crapper on offense.  Zeke's yards are coming tougher to come by.  Receiver production is way down.  Dak's numbers are dropping precipitously week by week. 

Everything is trending the wrong way except the defense, and the 11-2 record.  Still the best record in the NFL.  No way to deny that.  The Cowboys are in great shape in that regard.
But as with every season, there are realities tucked inside the results.  You're almost never as good or bad as your record says you are.  Yes, Mr. Parcells, you are what your record says you are so far, but there are underlying truths that hint where you are headed. 
Lots of good records have been one-and-done in the playoffs.  The Cowboys look destined to be a quick out if things don't change dramatically, and soon.
Some points to ponder:
1.  A loss is not necessarily a bad thing, but a loss to the Giants really hurt badly.  The Cowboys are effectively only 1 1/2 games up on New York because the tie-breaker is lost.  This season turned from home-field throughout to potentially a wild card.  Not likely, but a lot more possible than 24 hours ago.  However, the flip side is that there won't be this month of meaningless football to navigate, which could have been a dangerous trap.  Now, they've got to play.  There's no looking too far ahead now, and that's a good thing. 
2.  The defense continues to improve, and that is so promising for now and yonder.  Sean Lee....good gosh, he's playing incredibly well, and knock on wood, his body seems to have found its balance at outside linebacker the past two seasons.  Anthony Brown?  You are kidding me.  Best 6th-round pick in forever around here.  Brandon Carr played Beckham amazingly well last night aside from one quick slant.  McClain, Collins, Wilson, Hitchens, Heath.....contributions coming from unlikely areas.  They have found a little strut on defense, and that's great to see.  They are swarming and hitting everything.  This finally looks like a true Rod Marinelli-style defense.
3.  The book is out on this offense, but playcalling is not the problem.  When you can't get the 4-5 yards you're used to on first down - run or pass - it makes the game difficult.  The Giants were stacked up on the line all night, begging to be hurt for big plays.  They were betting Dallas couldn't take advantage, and they were right.  Just like Minnesota.  The Cowboys are 2-for-26 on third down the past two weeks, and that's because they can't damage these fronts on early downs lately.  They're going to see the same thing against Tampa, Detroit, and Philly (remember, the Eagles shut Dallas down for 3 1/2 quarters).  The Cowboys have to learn quickly how to execute against those looks, or it could be trouble.  Dak has to let the ball go quicker, and make decisions before the snap to beat it.  That's what veterans understand and rookies don't.  Most of the play happens for a QB before the ball is even snapped.
4.  OK, let's do the quarterback thing.  Everybody needs to just relax no matter what.  Dak Prescott is the future, and Tony Romo is available right now.  Those two facts don't have to argue with each other.  It's all good no matter what they do in the long term.  I personally believe, like I have all year, that the ONLY chance at a championship this year is with Romo in the end.  That is not a slight to Dak, who is going through what rookies go through and has a fantastic career ahead of him.  I could not possibly be more excited or impressed with our young rookie QB.  That we found him is the stuff of Cowboy legend already.  It's such a relief.  However, the only elite QB here at this moment is Romo, and of course, that's only if he can still take a hit, which we don't know.  Playing him would not set Dak back.  It would change nothing regarding Dak's career.  It might even be good for him.  If he comes out and looks just as lost against Tampa, this might be the time to make the change for this season.  See what Romo can do for a couple of weeks, see if he can take a hit and get up, and then you have a clear picture what the best option is for the playoffs.  That would clear the air for the coaches and players, Jerry, us, everybody.  If Dak can shake off the recent weeks and get back to form, then that's perfectly fine, too.  There are no hand grenades with this.    
5.  Along the same lines, it's going to be a tough go for Zeke moving forward.  Teams are stacked up for him and the short routes to Beasley, and are determined to make Dak Prescott do everything downfield and outside.  Again, 2-for-26 on third down says that approach against Dallas is working.  Tampa can play defense, too, and they'll be putting the game on Dak this weekend as well.   Zeke can't run through walls enough to win the game for Dallas.  Dak has to throw teams out of these fronts, and if he can't......   Romo might be the best solution to get Zeke some running room.  An elite veteran QB will murder those sell-out fronts against the run. 
This is such a unique team with unique circumstances, the coaches have a lot of decisions to make this week, and I'm not even talking about Dak/Romo.  The Cowboys are going to have change a lot of things offensively, put in a lot more pre-snap adjustments and reads, and change the tempo.  The defense is hitting stride, while the offense is falling apart.
Dallas has four weeks to prep for the postseason.  There's a lot to do.

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#3851039 Need your prayers again, Cowboys family...

Posted by Call Me Doc on 30 November 2016 - 11:25 PM

While I realize that this isn't the appropriate forum for this topic, I feel like I have no other choice. So for this, I sincerely apologize to the mods.



My husband went in for a checkup today, and found out the problems he's been having with his kidney, isn't kidney stones after all. It's metastatic lung cancer to the kidney.  :(


His lungs, are cancer free, THANK GOD! But this is just another problem that I just didn't need right now. I will continue to be as diligent in his treatment, as I ever have been. There are no quitters in this family! :angry:


I ask for any and all prayers; my faith stays tested, but I STILL TRUST GOD! I will be taking another hiatus from the forums, but still cheering for our 'Boys the entire way! I SINCERELY LOVE YOU ALL (even though we've never met), and couldn't ask for a better "3rd family" :wub:




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#3818566 Fell like my best friend just died

Posted by Reid1boy on 16 November 2016 - 01:03 AM

Just watched Tony's press conference........ damn. 

I was 21 when when Magic did his press conference and announced he was HIV positive...... I feel almost like that right now. Tony has been the most heavily criticized ATHLETE in all of sports in the past 10 years...... very unfairly IMO. Our team sucked, and because of Tony's ability, we competed.


He was a man today on that podium. IMO, he is still the better QB, he still gives us a better chance at winning the SB, but this is such a unique situation that I get why the Cowboys must stay with Dak. 


Fans always complain that our athletes just want that check. They dont really care about winning or losing in the end, but they want to get paid.  Well today you saw an athlete that is selfless and is the epitome of what it means to be a team captain. Here is a man that has taken a beating in the past 10 years, and has continued to come back because he wanted to help his team win. When is the last time you heard ANY athlete truly talk from the heart as Tony did this afternoon? Talking about how he let US down.......... no Tony, you didnt let us down, you gave us fans hope for a better tomorrow when our team sucked. You made us think we always had a chance to win games.


Today, I have as much respect for Tony Romo as I have ever had. My only hope going forward is that we do NOT trade Tony next year,,as I just read that no matter what we do, next year we have 17 million committed to our cap for Tony..... so we keep him and dont put us back into back up hell.


If we do trade him, I want him traded to Denver where he can join Ware and have the same legit chance at winning a SB before he retires.


I know I sound like a mushy wussy..... but like T.O. once said......... thats my quarterback!

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#3819515 The passing of eras- it's great to be a Cowboys fan

Posted by Bobhaze on 16 November 2016 - 01:17 PM

Yesterday, we should have all been reminded how lucky we are to be fans of the Cowboys....

I was 11 years old in 1969, when "Dandy Don" Meredith suddenly and unexpectedly announced he was retiring as QB of the Dallas Cowboys a few months before the start of the '69 season. He was only 31 years old. But he had suffered broken ribs twice, a broken nose, broken fingers, and countless concussions. He was the first "star" QB of the Dallas Cowboys and I shed a few sports tears the day I heard the news.

The QB who started the first game of the 1969 season was a rookie named Roger Staubach. Little did I know, five SBs were coming in the next decade.

In the spring of 1980, I was 22 years old, about to graduate from college. I sat in my car listening to the radio broadcast of Roger Staubach's retirement announcement in front of my apartment, shedding more than a few sports tears. Roger had to retire at the age of 37 because of too many concussions. His successor, Danny White, Led us to the three straight NFC Championship games.

In the summer of 2001, I was 43 years as I watched 35 year old Troy Aikman announce his retirement.I shed no sports tears, not because I wouldn't miss Troy, but because I was older, more mature, and had four children I was raising. And I was grateful for the three SBs and countless great moments Troy and the 'Boys of the 90s had brought us.

Yesterday, at the ripe young age of 58, I heard 36 year old Tony Romo eloquently state that he acknowledged that he is no longer the starting QB of the Dallas Cowboys. Like many of you, I thought when he started he was announcing his retirement. But he showed his commitment to his team regardless of how he feels about playing now.

His classy statement should be a reminder to all of us Cowboys fans that nothing lasts forever in our sports lives and we should appreciate the great warrior/leaders this storied franchise has had- Meredith, Staubach, Aikman, and now Romo. (Who knows, Tony may have a few moments of glory left) Most NFL teams never have the kind of pedigree we have had at QB.

How lucky we are!
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#3490713 The Main Reason Some Fans Think Garrett is Weak

Posted by Guest on 07 June 2016 - 05:18 PM

Garrett doesn't use the press to excoriate and humiliate players, and doesn't publicly ridicule and disrespect the Jones family.  And he's not about to start doing it.


Garrett didn't publicly call out Greg Hardy last year.  Instead, he met with him on 4 different occasions behind closed doors.  And at the end of the year, Garrett didn't blast Hardy.  He simply stated the Cowboys were looking at other options, and that Hardy was a free agent.


But those who admire Jimmy Johnson and Bill Parcells for using the press to humiliate players, call out management, and otherwise include the press in their psychological manipulations fault Garrett because he doesn't operate that way.  The press hates it because they are excluded from the process.  The name-calling of Garrett is just bait to get him to acknowledge their own self-importance by using them to fight his battles.  Garrett doesn't take the bait, and steadfastly refuses to humiliate and manipulate grown men, and refuses to use the press as a club against those who displease him.


And Garrett's unwillingness to bad mouth Jones, even "off the record" infuriates local commentators like Dale Hansen and Randy Galloway, who desperately need red-meat to justify their existence as professional complainers.  And then there are the fans who love drama, drama, drama.  Garrett's dull press conferences don't give them what they want, either.  So, they join in with Hansen and Galloway.


The honest truth is that we don't really know how Garrett deals with disrespectful or under performing players, and we don't really know how often, or how vigorously he has disagreed with the Jones.  We don't know if he's flexed his muscles, and demanded concessions.  The reason we don't know is that Garrett won't go public with his battles.  He doesn't like stabbing people in the back - preferring to have direct conversations with those with whom he has conflict.


The only thing we can do is infer the amount of power he has, and how willing he is to use it.  Do players play hard for him?  Does the front office give him what he wants?  Do his assistants express admiration?  Do the players discuss him being demanding?  Do team leaders express trust and admiration?


Those for whom believe that strength = the willingness to  use public ridicule and spite will never believe that Garrett is strong.  And Garrett doesn't really care.  That's what irks guys like Hansen and Galloway the most.  Garrett simply doesn't acknowledge how important they are - because they aren't.  That's got to be tough to swallow.

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