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#21 gp_cowpolk

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 05:37 AM

How is A guy that won 2 playoff games in 10 years not at the Button of this list???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

Lack of hatred is my guess


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#22 Grandpaw_G_Bundy

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 05:58 AM

guess some didn't see all of them play?


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Garrett is the basketball coach leading the game with 29 seconds left in the game. He runs a play to score again instead of running the clock out. The opposing team gets the rebound and drives the court to win.
This is Garrett, but the excuse would be "well if he had scored we would have won."  smh.
 
 

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#23 Fan08

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 06:44 AM

1. Roger Staubach (Legendary status):  The first great Dallas QB:  2X Superbowl wins, 6 time Pro Bowler, 5-time NFL passing Champ, MVP SB VI, 5 NFC Titles, 7 division titles, HOF, Heisman trophy winner, and numerous individual awards. His 2-min wonders were amazing to watch, his running ability is still better than any on this list.

 

2. Troy Aikman - Accuracy was his best weapon, 3X Superbowl Champ, Superbowl MVP, HOF

 

3. Tony Romo - In he end he will be judged as:  4x pro bowler, NFL passing rating leader, NFL passing percentage leader, NFC passing yards leader, NFC touchdown leader.  Undrafted QB who broke many if not all Dallas passing records to including putting up video game numbers against Peyton manning.  But that being said, he has no SB wins, overall not his fault, just bad management during a stretch where he kept the team viable during bad times.

 

4. Danny White -  was Tony before Tony, made it to 3 NFC championship games before becoming the doorstep to the catch.

 

5.  Dak Prescott - Offensive Rookie of the Year, 3000 yards passer as a rookie, phenomenal NFL passer rating as a rookie...did I say he was a rookie...drafted in the 4th round...never gave the job back to Tony?

 

6. Dandy Don Meredith - Good QB, not enough talent around him, and retired from the game too early.

 

7. Craig Morton - doesn't measure up to the top 5.


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Posted 20 February 2017 - 06:59 AM

8. Stephen Mcgee

 

9. trick shot guy

 

10. clint longley

 

11. everybody else

 

12. Jason Garrett   lmao


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A vital team characteristic is the ability to overcome adversity. Any team acquires experience and endurance as it learns to fight back. This in turn builds the kind of character which seldom crumbles at a time of crisis or testing.
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Garrett is the basketball coach leading the game with 29 seconds left in the game. He runs a play to score again instead of running the clock out. The opposing team gets the rebound and drives the court to win.
This is Garrett, but the excuse would be "well if he had scored we would have won."  smh.
 
 

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#25 eduncan

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 12:40 PM

Roger and Troy won the trophies.

 

But, when you look at the passing numbers, its not even close.  Romo wins.


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Posted 20 February 2017 - 02:11 PM

Roger and Troy won the trophies.

 

But, when you look at the passing numbers, its not even close.  Romo wins.

Romo's passing stats are impressive. But careful Ed-  stats alone are overrated. Example: In six playoff games, Tony never threw for 300 yards or more than 2 TDs in a game.  Dak threw for 302 and three TDs in his first playoff game. Because his stats are better, does that make Dak better than TR? Not yet of course but the stats?



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Posted 20 February 2017 - 02:33 PM

#1. Brad Johnson. Guy was obviously elite and had won a superbowl in the modern era.

 

#2. Roger: It's Roger. Guy  was gold.

 

#3. Jason Garrett: That come from behind victory against Green Bay in Milwaukee was sweet.

 

#4. Troy Aikman: Good QB, bad attitude and didn't like fans.

 

#4. Tony Romo: Never won a super bowl. Just an undrafted rookie who managed to set literally every Cowboys passing record and a lot of NFL records with no real team surrounding him.


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Posted 20 February 2017 - 02:35 PM

No love for Quincy or Ryan Leaf.......Drew Henson was special as well.

 

 

I have seen every Cowboys QB play all the way back to the tiny Eddie LeBaron, Jim Rhome, and Dandy Don Meredith. It is amazing how many how many awesome QBs have started here in Dallas. Compared to other NFL franchises Dallas could be considered the "Center of the NFL QB Universe" . Here's how I rank the all time best Cowboys starting QBs:

 

1. Roger Staubach- "Captain Comeback"- you were never out of a game when this guy played. Was 13-7 in playoff games, 4-2 in NFC championship games, and 2-2 in SB games. A fantastic, fearless leader. The best QB we've ever had, hands down.

 

2. Troy Aikman- the most accurate passer in NFL history. Never seen anyone ever have the kind of arm strength and accuracy that Troy did. Had a very impressive 11-4 playoff record, including 3-1 in NFC Championship games, and 3-0 in SBs. A close second to Roger IMO.

 

3. Tony Romo- I rank Tony Romo just slightly ahead of Dandy Don because TR has better regular season stats, had that great rags to riches story, and and was just more fun to watch. His NFL story is the stuff of movies. But his 2-4 playoff record and big game performances were his Achilles heel. When the games counted most, TR was not his best. 

 

4. Dandy Don Meredith- If Dandy Don had played longer and stayed healthy, he might have been up there with Roger and Troy. Was a spectacular playmaker and tough as a boot (Played with a broken nose twice) but he could not win the big one as they used to say. He was 1-3 in the playoffs including the two heartbreaking losses in 66 and 67 (Ice Bowl)

 

5. Danny White- You could argue White should be ranked higher. He did have a 5-5 record in the playoffs and played very well in the tough role of succeeding Roger. But I had a hard time watching White's "deer in the headlights" facial expressions and his 4 straight losses in NFC championship games. 

 

6. Craig Morton-The starter between Dandy Don and Roger. He was a pretty accomplished QB. Even took the Broncos to a SB in '77. Had a 5-5 playoff record, including 3-2 with Dallas. Should have won SB V but his INT in the last min was one of the more frustrating moments in 'Boys history. 

 

Most NFL teams would be hard pressed to find even 2 really good QBs in their history. Roger and Troy combined have an amazing 24-11 playoff record, including 5-2 in SBs and 7-3 in NFC championships. That's as good as it gets. No other QB combos in NFL history have those kind of credentials!

 

If Tony had been better in the playoffs, he might have been the 'Boys third HOFer. Unless he has a complete revival with a couple of SB wins in another city, he won't make the HOF. He will certainly be in the Cowboys Ring of Honor though. And I think Danny White deserves to be in the ROH as well.

 

I expect to see Dak among these too when it's all said and done. We will see in time.

 

How would you rank the top 5-6 and why?


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Sam Bradford or Mark Sanchez? those are your choices?

 


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Posted 20 February 2017 - 02:45 PM

1.Roger Staubach
2.Troy Aikman
3.Danny White
4.Don Meredith
5.Tony Romo

1. Roger
2. Troy
3. Danny
4. Tony
5. Don
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Posted 20 February 2017 - 02:50 PM

Roger and Troy won the trophies.
 
But, when you look at the passing numbers, its not even close.  Romo wins.

Of course Romo is going to have far more yardage than the other Cowboys QBs---the rule changes opened up the passing game to become dominant.

Top four passers by yardage for the 1992 season (and they were the QBs in the NFC & AFC conference championship games):

Marino - MIA 4116 yds
Young - SF. 3465
Kelly - BUF 3457
Aikman- DAL. 3445

In the 2014 season, 11 - ELEVEN - QBs passed for over 4,000 yards
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Posted 20 February 2017 - 02:52 PM

No love for Quincy or Ryan Leaf.......Drew Henson was special as well.

LOL!!! Hey...we could do a bottom feeder list! All time worst Cowboys QBs:

 

5. Chad Hutchinson- one of Jerry's baseball pitcher QBs in the early 2000s. Had a great fastball but unfortunately, couldn't throw a football.

4. Drew Henson- Jerry's other baseball QB- played better for the Yankees than us. Once beat out Tom Brady as starter at Michigan. Then he sucked for many years.

3. Glenn Carano- Backup for Danny White for years. Started one game for 'Boys in '81, going 16-45-245, 1 int. BUT...his daughter, Gina Carano is quite lovely.

2. Clint Longley- The "Mad Bomber" had one good game in 1974 when he threw the game winning TD vs skins on Turkey Day. Then at TC two years later sucker punched Roger Staubach before Roger cleaned his clock. You don't sucker punch your team's all time best QB and not make the "Bottom Feeder" list!!!!

1. Ryan Leaf- the former #2 pick in the '98 draft may quite possibly be the worst person ever to wear an NFL uni. Just go to youtube and find his video screaming at a reporter. The definition of a loser.


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Posted 20 February 2017 - 02:53 PM

I got Danny White 3rd.  He was robbed by Joe Montana.   Those NFC title game losses are looking like super bowl wins in this era of cowboy playoff futility.   Romo never made it to an NFC tiitle game so I can't put him ahead of a guy who did it 3 times.


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Posted 20 February 2017 - 02:54 PM

LOL!!! Hey...we could do a bottom feeder list! All time worst Cowboys QBs:

5. Chad Hutchinson- one of Jerry's baseball pitcher QBs in the early 2000s. Had a great fastball but unfortunately, couldn't throw a football.
4. Drew Henson- Jerry's other baseball QB- played better for the Yankees than us. Once beat out Tom Brady as starter at Michigan. Then he sucked for many years.
3. Glenn Carano- Backup for Danny White for years. Started one game for 'Boys in '81, going 16-45-245, 1 int. BUT...his daughter, Gina Carano is quite lovely.
2. Clint Longley- The "Mad Bomber" had one good game in 1974 when he threw the game winning TD vs skins on Turkey Day. Then at TC two years later sucker punched Roger Staubach before Roger cleaned his clock. You don't sucker punch your team's all time best QB and not make the "Bottom Feeder" list!!!!
1. Ryan Leaf- the former #2 pick in the '98 draft may quite possibly be the worst person ever to wear an NFL uni. Just go to youtube and find his video screaming at a reporter. The definition of a ******.

Where's redzone pick six Pelleur?
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Posted 20 February 2017 - 02:55 PM

So you're not ranking the QBs at all? You;'re ranking the Teams success and what QB was fortunate to be on those teams!

 

 

Because Romo is the best QB out of all of them Statistically QB efficiency.

 

 

I guess Terry Bradshaw is superior to Aikman and Staubach than because he won 4 Sbs!


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Posted 20 February 2017 - 03:00 PM

So you're not ranking the QBs at all? You;'re ranking the Teams success and what QB was fortunate to be on those teams!

 

 

Because Romo is the best QB out of all of them Statistically QB efficiency.

 

 

I guess Terry Bradshaw is superior to Aikman and Staubach than because he won 4 Sbs!

Ok...so what are your rankings?



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Posted 20 February 2017 - 03:06 PM

Where's redzone pick six Pelleur?

Ah yes, Steve "Oh no!" Pueller! LOL! How could I have left him off?


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Posted 20 February 2017 - 03:10 PM

Ok...so what are your rankings?

 

http://www.pro-footb...perc_career.htm

 

If we are talking about who played the QB position best for the Cowboys franchise based on individual performance.

 

1. Romo ~ Holds 6th most accurate passer in NFL history. 248 TDs / 117 Ints

 

 

2. Staubach ~ Hold 90th most accurate passer in NFL history. 153 TDs / 109 ints

 

 

3. Aikman ~ Aikman holds 31st most accurate passer in NFL history, why people shout about his accuracy when Romo blows him out of the water and then some. 165 TDs / 141 ints!

 

4. White ~ holds 44th most accurate Qb in NFL history. 155 TDs / 132 ints

 

5. Meredith ~ Holds 166th most accurate Qb in NFL history. 135 TDs / 111 ints

 

 

Playoffs or not, Romo has been hands down the best most efficient QB in Cowboys history!


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Posted 20 February 2017 - 03:21 PM

Most 4th qtr comebacks in NFL history?  http://www.pro-footb...acks_career.htm

 

 

Romo is ranked 16th with 25.

 

Aikman ranked 66th with 16.

 

Staubach ranked 67th with 15

 

White is ranked 89th with 12.


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Posted 20 February 2017 - 05:03 PM

LOL!!! Hey...we could do a bottom feeder list! All time worst Cowboys QBs:

 

5. Chad Hutchinson- one of Jerry's baseball pitcher QBs in the early 2000s. Had a great fastball but unfortunately, couldn't throw a football.

4. Drew Henson- Jerry's other baseball QB- played better for the Yankees than us. Once beat out Tom Brady as starter at Michigan. Then he sucked for many years.

3. Glenn Carano- Backup for Danny White for years. Started one game for 'Boys in '81, going 16-45-245, 1 int. BUT...his daughter, Gina Carano is quite lovely.

2. Clint Longley- The "Mad Bomber" had one good game in 1974 when he threw the game winning TD vs skins on Turkey Day. Then at TC two years later sucker punched Roger Staubach before Roger cleaned his clock. You don't sucker punch your team's all time best QB and not make the "Bottom Feeder" list!!!!

1. Ryan Leaf- the former #2 pick in the '98 draft may quite possibly be the worst person ever to wear an NFL uni. Just go to youtube and find his video screaming at a reporter. The definition of a loser.

How can you forget Babe Laufenberg??  He was horrific!!  


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Posted 20 February 2017 - 05:10 PM

Darthkuriboh, on 20 Feb 2017 - 08:33 AM, said:

#1. Brad Johnson. Guy was obviously elite and had won a superbowl in the modern era.

 

#2. Roger: It's Roger. Guy  was gold.

 

#3. Jason Garrett: That come from behind victory against Green Bay in Milwaukee was sweet.

 

#4. Troy Aikman: Good QB, bad attitude and didn't like fans.

 

#4. Tony Romo: Never won a super bowl. Just an undrafted rookie who managed to set literally every Cowboys passing record and a lot of NFL records with no real team surrounding him.

 

 

I'm going to assume this post wasn't sarcasm and reply....

 

How the hell do you put Garrett ahead of Troy and Romo based on one game?  I get accused of saying some really stupid things, but damn man, this trumps anything I could EVER come up with.


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