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The Cowboys season is not over after five games

The sky had already fallen in Dallas.  After the Cowboys’ latest loss, analysts are gleefully picking up the pieces and stomping on them.

The Cowboys aren’t just bad, they are fascinatingly bad.  Uniquely bad for a 1-4 team.  Someone at the NFL needs to research if a team with a top-four offense and defense has ever had a worse record.

Dallas’ offense is ranked fourth in the league in yards gained, while the defense is ranked third.

Of course, those stats ignore what really matters in football: points.  Dallas is below average in points allowed and points scored.  Here’s a quick roundup of other Cowboys schadenfreude:

A headline in the Dallas Morning News: “Wade Phillips looks more inept; Cowboys an NFL joke.”

Drew Magary writes for NBCDallas: “Presenting statistical proof that the Cowboys are horrifyingly dumb.”

Deadspin almost feels bad for the Cowboys.  And then they link to a sweet compilation of the Cowboys’ comical miscues this year.  

Guard Kyle Kosier will miss 2-3 weeks with an Achilles’ tendon injury.

ESPN NFC East blogger Matt Mosley says the Cowboys’ season ended in Minnesota.

The “Cowboys season is over” writes Tim Cowlishaw of the Dallas Morning News.

Here’s where we disagree.  The odds are stacked against Dallas, but four losses is hardly a death sentence.  Look at the NFC as a whole.  It’s early, but this isn’t going to be a year you need 11 wins to get into the playoffs.  The NFC East doesn’t have any juggernaut teams.


A 9-7 team may very well make the playoffs, and it will certainly keep
you in contention.  I don’t know if the Cowboys will rally, but every
season we rush to say a team’s season is “over.”  Then every season, we are surprised when a squad or two rallies.

When I heard that 5% of teams
that start 1-4 or worse make the playoffs, I didn’t think the Cowboys
were screwed.  I thought: that many?

Most teams that start 1-4
are terrible teams.  Dallas is in a tough spot, but they have the
ingredients to make a run with a deep veteran defense and a quality
quarterback. 

It wouldn’t surprise me at all for them to get
back in the mix and ultimately make the playoffs.  And then we’ll hear
the Cowboys talk about how everyone said the “season was over.”

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  1. CaptainObvious says: Oct 18, 2010 7:07 PM

    “The Cowboys season is not over after five games”
    Yea we know. They can still lose 11 more.

  2. skinsfan#33 says: Oct 18, 2010 7:07 PM

    Dallas ill finish with a worse record than the Rams AND finish last in the NFC East! Take that to the bank.

  3. leaguemvp says: Oct 18, 2010 7:08 PM

    “The Cowboys season is not over after five games”
    I beg to differ.

  4. dj43 says: Oct 18, 2010 7:11 PM

    Their season IS OVER, they still have to play the NFC East 5x

  5. penguininbondage says: Oct 18, 2010 7:15 PM

    I have to agree with Strahan (puke), if this was any other team you would put a fork in them!
    Key the apologists

  6. Greenman says: Oct 18, 2010 7:15 PM

    There beating the Big Blue Idiots next week, guarantee that.

  7. twinkletoes says: Oct 18, 2010 7:16 PM

    Maybe Jerry Jones will invest in some offensive tackles, plus a head coach this offseason.
    Trust me, I’m a hapless Raiders fan; they are done for the year. The Nation knows what it looks like, smells like and feels like when an NFL season is over. We got the experience and references to prove it.
    Poor Big Boy.

  8. ipeefreely says: Oct 18, 2010 7:16 PM

    Great article. I agree. 4 losses in 5 games is a bad situation. But this is no typical 1-4 team. They have 7 remaining division games. The season is only over if they continue the same trend they’re on.
    I can see them going 9-7 as well. It all depends on the success of their division foes.

  9. Wukong says: Oct 18, 2010 7:18 PM

    Sorry, but it is over.
    The NFC may be weak, but they’re 1-4, in the basement of their division, still have to face Philly and the Giants (who, granted, aren’t great, but are good enough to beat the Cowboys as things stand now) twice. They’ve got New Orleans on Thanksgiving, then Indy the week after.
    They’ll be exceptionally lucky to get to 8-8.

  10. bonafide says: Oct 18, 2010 7:19 PM

    I agree, it’s not over, but for Cowboy fans, they better hope this team doesn’t rally and make a run at the postseason. Last thing they want is Jerry Jones keeping Wade Philips for another season.

  11. landon says: Oct 18, 2010 7:22 PM

    I love that dj43 doesnt realize that his comment about there being 5 division games left is actually an argument FOR their season not being over…

  12. sportsbruh3 says: Oct 18, 2010 7:24 PM

    YES IT IS!!!
    STICK A FORK IN EM.

  13. rubberneck says: Oct 18, 2010 7:24 PM

    I believe the Chargers are #1 in offense and defense, but are 2-4. Stats matter? Nah…its that won/loss column that only does.

  14. Who is Mike Jones says: Oct 18, 2010 7:24 PM

    The Dallas Cowboys have perfected the art of keeping games close and blowing them in more ways then fans thought were possible!
    Hey Jerry, you will be hosting a Super Bowl this year but you wont be playing in it.

  15. agenice says: Oct 18, 2010 7:25 PM

    Any ether team and this site says they are done. But because it is the extremely overrated 1-4boys, they get the benefit of the doubt.
    What a crock.

  16. Buck Stallion says: Oct 18, 2010 7:27 PM

    Why are offenses & defenses ranked by yards and not points?

  17. BigD88 says: Oct 18, 2010 7:28 PM

    Of course their season isn’t over. They follow the same calendar year as everyone else. Nobody’s season is over before that team has played 16 games.

  18. Dayton Dolfan says: Oct 18, 2010 7:30 PM

    ok. say they must get to 9 wins to have a chance, and thus can only lose 3 more games.
    look at their remaining games:
    tough games:
    @ Green Bay
    @ NY Giants
    vs New Orleans
    @ Indianapolis
    @ Philadelphia
    easier games:
    vs. NY Giants
    vs. Redskins
    vs. Jacksonville
    vs. Detroit
    vs. Philly
    @AZ
    I see them losing at least 2 or 3 of the tougher games, which means they cant slip up at all against the easier games. I dont see it happening. i think there are at least 4 losses here.

  19. Wartooth says: Oct 18, 2010 7:31 PM

    If the Jarrie didn’t pay the media to nuzzle the Cowboys nutz every year, they would be saying the same thing us non Cowboy fans are…If they were anymore done they would crumble into dust!
    Just say it with me Cowboy homers…’The Cowboys Suck!’

  20. Bubby Brister says: Oct 18, 2010 7:33 PM

    I distinctly remember the Titans starting 1-4 in 2002. I can’t say I remember every single game and if they were all this way, but I do remember one of them being a flukey 2010 Cowboys-esque debacle where a team (I wanna say the Browns but don’t quote me) was down 14 with about 3 minutes left in the game and ended up scoring, recovering an onside kick, tying up and winning in overtime. The Titans went on to finish 11-5 and made it all the way to the AFC Championship game. It’s stuck with me throughout the years just for the mere fact that it shows you can never rule anything out. And I agree with Florio here — the NFC is ripe for them to do so, especially with the team they have. Do they have the quarterback and coach to do it? Probably not, and the odds are against them (I wouldn’t count on it) but it’s 100% within the realm of possibility.
    The funny thing is that I’ve been saying all year so far that this is just like 2002 (there are no truly dominant teams and it’s kind of wide open). It didn’t dawn on me until just now that it might have even more common.
    Never say never….

  21. ipeefreely says: Oct 18, 2010 7:35 PM

    *5 remaining division games, rather.

  22. Drednot says: Oct 18, 2010 7:35 PM

    They’re not done. They’re only 2 back in the loss column.

  23. fifthorkid says: Oct 18, 2010 7:38 PM

    Come on Boysroll – Impress us with your pearls of wisdom about how the cowpies are going to win out and take the division. Sorry to inform you that it won’t happen.

  24. tinopuno says: Oct 18, 2010 7:38 PM

    # Greenman says: October 18, 2010 7:15 PM
    There beating the Big Blue Idiots next week, guarantee that.
    —————————————————–

  25. Ralph Gre Nader says: Oct 18, 2010 7:40 PM

    For all intents and purposes. Yes, it is over. They have a better chance of winning Wimbledon Womens Doubles. Every team goes into every season with one goal, (or at least they should ahem Tampa, Buffalo, Oakland….actually Oakland you dont count, youre not actually a professional team.) and that goal is to win a Super Bowl. THE COWBOYS ARE NOT GOING TO WIN THE SUPER BOWL. Soooooooo, season is over.
    Bust out the long ball, Romo, its stat paddin time. Make sure you finish really strong so you can set even more unrealistic goals next season.

  26. Sunday...Sunday...Sunday says: Oct 18, 2010 7:44 PM

    YES IT IS

  27. Grulks says: Oct 18, 2010 7:47 PM

    Lol, trust me, as a long time Dallas fan, they absolutely are done.
    Is it possible the could pull out a playoff berth? Sure. Is it likely? Not unless Jerry Jones fires Wade Phillips/Jason Garrett, convinces Bill Cower to take over immediately, trades the Patriots for Logan Mankins, and then turns the GM duties over to Stephen Jones.
    Dallas has too many issue on the offensive line, no accountability or discipline with the players, no clue in the coaching, and yet they play with an attitude of entitlement.

  28. Tim Tebow's Prayers says: Oct 18, 2010 7:51 PM

    No, their season isn’t over yet. Just like Detroit and Cleveland’s seasons aren’t over yet.

  29. tinopuno says: Oct 18, 2010 7:52 PM

    # Greenman says: October 18, 2010 7:15 PM
    There beating the Big Blue Idiots next week, guarantee that.
    ——————————————————
    Greenman,
    You GUARANTEE it! Exactly what the hell does that mean.? Is that supposed to somehow carry weight because an anonymous turd on the net “guarantees” it? What’s your penalty if NY wins? Do you not beat off for a whole day?
    BTW, I dislike the Giants but I dislike clueless little slapdicks even more.

  30. Wardrivekeith says: Oct 18, 2010 7:53 PM

    Why is it I can see Wade Phillips giving the speech “Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell NO!” Oh, and writing THIS article! Phillips is a huge problem but so is Romo! Great QB only between the 20′s ……….. and WAY overrated! They just won’t win the big one with him!

  31. Steve W. says: Oct 18, 2010 7:56 PM

    # ipeefreely says: October 18, 2010 7:16 PM
    Great article. I agree. 4 losses in 5 games is a bad situation. But this is no typical 1-4 team. They have 7 remaining division games. The season is only over if they continue the same trend they’re on.
    I can see them going 9-7 as well. It all depends on the success of their division foes.
    __________________________________
    You might want to take a remedial math class. There are 4 teams in the division, and each team plays the other teams twice. That’s a total of 6 games in the division. They’ve already lost once to the Redskins. So, subtract that game from the six total and you get what? That’s right, 5 games. Expecting them to sweep all 5 of those remaining division games is just insane, especially since both the Eagles and the Giants seem to have pretty much righted the ship. I figure the Cowboys probably split the games with the Eagles and Giants, and who knows what happens in the Redskins game. So, on top of those division games, which are almost always tough for everyone involved, they also play the Colts, Saints, and Packers. Also, I don’t think 9-7 does make the playoffs in the NFC (with the possible exception of the NFC West Champ). You have to figure that the NFC North will be good for a division champ and at least one contender for a Wild Card spot. The same is true for the NFC South. While the NFC may not have any truly dominant team right now, there are a number of very good teams. I figure the Cowboys are out of it simply because they’ve dug themselves into a hole and there are too many competitive teams ahead of them. It’s not simply a matter of the cowboys putting together a few wins anymore. They need to put together a whole lot of wins, and then hope a bunch of teams fall apart.

  32. jbRedskins says: Oct 18, 2010 7:58 PM

    Let’s be honest…the Cowboys season is ovaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!
    It’s too bad because they were “destined” to be the first team to play a superbowl in their home stadium. What a f**king joke.
    HAIL

  33. D wins games says: Oct 18, 2010 8:00 PM

    # Greenman says: October 18, 2010 7:15 PM
    “There beating the Big Blue Idiots next week, guarantee that.”
    ———————
    Surely you mean,”They’re beating the Big Blue Idiots…”
    Idiot. Guarantee that.

  34. footballrulz says: Oct 18, 2010 8:00 PM

    Who is Mike Jones says:
    October 18, 2010 7:24 PM
    The Dallas Cowboys have perfected the art of keeping games close and blowing them in more ways then fans thought were possible!
    ________________________________
    Nah, Packer’s been doing that for years

  35. Slow Joe says: Oct 18, 2010 8:02 PM

    Jon Gruden, head coach, 2011 Dallas Cowboys.

  36. winslow says: Oct 18, 2010 8:02 PM

    It’s over unless the team somehow becomes disciplined and stops self-destructing, which seems unlikely without a coaching change.
    The Cowboys had Sean Payton, Tony Sparano, and Todd Haley as assistant coaches, but chose not to offer any of them a head coaching job. Now, the team is mediocre at best.

  37. Bigbluefan says: Oct 18, 2010 8:03 PM

    Greenman
    How do you like your word fried or broiled you will be eating them on Monday
    Romos name will join the list after 6 weeks 4 QB’s down for the count.
    Not one of those plays resulted in a flag for a late hit.
    Romo’s head will good on the shelf with the other 4
    All the Giants have done is give work to #3 QBs this year.

  38. smootysmoot says: Oct 18, 2010 8:03 PM

    would like to thank the Cowboys for participating in this 2010-11 Season. Looking forward to more SB talk from Cowboys fans and Players this off-Season.

  39. philly700 says: Oct 18, 2010 8:03 PM

    The cowboys season is not over… they are still in contention for a top five pick. Most people would say the probably will split with the eagles and giants. So that’s 2 more losses. They play indy too. So when do the coaches lose the team if it had not happened already. No team, not one team has made the playoffs starting 1-4. I especially think its Damn near impossible giving the strength of schedule. The problem is the coaching. Garrett is really the problem because the defense puts them in good position and the offense blows it and usually by making head scratching miscues. They have 3 legit backs and patchwork line why not run the ball. It builds offensive line continuity. Unless they fire Jason garret then we will continue to enjoy their demise

  40. smootysmoot says: Oct 18, 2010 8:05 PM

    Would like to thank the Cowboys for participating in this 2010-11 Season. Looking forward to more SB talk from Cowboys fans and Players this off-Season. Also, looking forward to the media once again, greatly overrating this Cowboys team.

  41. Osos_Rule! says: Oct 18, 2010 8:06 PM

    Cowboys Suck, Jerry Jones is tool, Tony Romo sux and is an overrated choke turd, and Wade Phillips has downs syndrome. Suck it Cowgirl fans your team blows, just accept it.

  42. lakedog19352 says: Oct 18, 2010 8:11 PM

    I have been a die hard Cowboys fan for 35 years. Tough going living in the Philly area. Any how, wins and losses by this team affect my whole mood for the week after each game. What I am trying to say is that I live and die with this team. I am here to tell you that, yes, indeed, this season is over.
    *****Unless I was trying to be a sly one and say they still have to play out their schedule, then in that case, the season is not over, but, you get the drift…

  43. Lance19 says: Oct 18, 2010 8:14 PM

    Norv Turner was offensive coordinator
    for Cowboys.
    Cowboys suck.
    I say we blame Norv.
    (c’mon, it’s ALWAYS in fashion!)

  44. Terrell Blowens says: Oct 18, 2010 8:14 PM

    I hope they crawl to 8-8, miss the playoffs, and get an average draft pick. The last thing I want is another overhyped rookie to be advertised by the Cowboys so they can say they’re going to the Super Bowl next year. Sure I hope they fail gloriously. But being an average NFL team means you don’t even get to look forward to the draft.

  45. Quirt Evans says: Oct 18, 2010 8:15 PM

    Good article, Gregg. The Cowboys are far from dead, particularly given their talent level. (Even though I wish they were.) Take 4-5 bad plays and turn them around into good ones, and their season could turn around. In other words, Jints, don’t take them for granted.

  46. DieHardSkinsFan21 says: Oct 18, 2010 8:16 PM

    Once the cowgirls lose to the Giants next week their season is officially over. They are terrible. Homo didn’t have a 20 yard completion, they had 11 penalties (I believe they lead the league). Dink and dunk doesn’t work in this league and their o-coordinator is the worst in the division if not the entire league. All equals the cowgirls suck.

  47. PurpleNGold says: Oct 18, 2010 8:16 PM

    There would be a different song and dance now had they won in Minnesota, they were close.

  48. brtaylor33 says: Oct 18, 2010 8:17 PM

    Who cares? They’re just a bandwagon team anyway. If their season isn’t over then neither is the Panthers.
    GO PANTHERS!!!

  49. Bob Loblaw says: Oct 18, 2010 8:19 PM

    Typically I’d agree that 1-4 would be time to build for the next season. But this year is off to an odd start. I think every NFC team has at least two losses (and there are only a couple of AFC teams with just 1 loss).
    Unless one or more NFC teams gets on a roll, 11-5 takes home field advantage, one of the 10-6 division winners (based on tie breakers) gets a 1st round bye, and at least one of the Wild Card teams makes it with a 9-7 record or even 8-8 (again based on tie breakers).
    Even the NFC East is winable for the Cowboys. The Eagles are injury riddled, the Redskins lack playmakers at RB and WR, and the Giants are inconsistent.
    I doubt the Cowboys rebound to make the playoffs. Tony Romo doesn’t show the drive or leadership, the team plays undiscipline, Wade Phillips hasn’t shown much creatvity as a coach, and being the Cowboys they face more pressure than most teams.
    I’m just saying that if there is a year for a 1-4 team to rebound and make the playoffs, this is the year for it.

  50. Ccoolliinn says: Oct 18, 2010 8:21 PM

    you guys are so smart! i can’t believe why every single one of you aren’t writers for some kind of establishment. your predictions will all come true.

  51. Laxer37 says: Oct 18, 2010 8:23 PM

    Yes, unfortunately they are required to keep playing.

  52. NoKoolaidCowboy says: Oct 18, 2010 8:25 PM

    Can the Cowboys get their season back on track and go to the playoffs? Sure but it is very unlikely.
    There are a lot of football attitudes and philosophies that need adjusting. And from the owners to the coaches and the players, I just don’t see this happening.
    Jerry will not give up being the GM or give his Coach free reign. Wade does not have the respect or fear of his players. And Garrett isn’t smart enough to balance the run/pass offense.
    Penalties, celebrating ties, cannot cause turnovers.
    Too many problems to fix at once.

  53. skinsblow1 says: Oct 18, 2010 8:29 PM

    cowboys take it one game at a time and clean up the mistakes which has caused them to give every loss away we still have a shot.
    Lets face it the NFC and east is very average. We are only 2 behind in the loss column so if they get on a roll are right back in it. They have to beat the NFC east teams which can be done.
    If anybody can do it is americas team mther fers……later suckas!!!!
    check back at the end of the season when all the 4skin httrs have finished in last place again and the boys are making a run in the playoffs.

  54. dukelonghorn says: Oct 18, 2010 8:31 PM

    The Cowboys are one of the worst teams in the NFL, pure and simple.
    What puzzles me is why they keep showing up in the news at all! Endless articles….. “what’s wrong with the Cowboys?”, “can the Cowboys still make the playoffs?”, “blah, blah, blah, blah, blah……………….”.
    The Cowboys SUCK – get it through your thick skulls,
    we are tired of hearing about them! Please start writing articles about teams that are relevant!

  55. mike_311 says: Oct 18, 2010 8:39 PM

    Cowboys have NO heart.

  56. stunzeed2 says: Oct 18, 2010 8:43 PM

    Don’t worry….it was just:
    The Redskins Superbowl
    The Bears Superbowl
    The Titans Superbowl
    The Vikings Superbowl
    Or so the retarded Cowboys fans (95% who have never stepped in Texas or can find the state on the map) say after every loss.
    Hail.
    You guys aren’t even in the basement; you’re in a special hole dug into the basement. I’ll toss you a slice of bologna every day to keep you alive just so I can watch you humiliate yourselves on Sundays.

  57. Nagasakee says: Oct 18, 2010 8:46 PM

    “but every season we rush to say a team’s season is “over.” Then every season, we are surprised when a squad or two rallies.”
    Yep…and the team you had prematurely buried before the Dallas-Minnesota game, …the Vikings…just started their rally. Just watch what they do to the Packers.

  58. DeVoodoo says: Oct 18, 2010 8:46 PM

    The Cowboys season was over after three games.

  59. Bwa Ha Ha says: Oct 18, 2010 8:51 PM

    Super Bowl Baby!

  60. Philtration says: Oct 18, 2010 9:00 PM

    9-7 will make it?
    I doubt that.
    You are talking about a Wild Card birth and they have already lost 3 conference games. They are pretty much out of it right now and if they lose to the Giants it is over.
    Stop asking “What is wrong with the Cowboys?”
    They have been outplayed and out coached this year and it is not a big secret.
    They have not done jack shit in the playoffs for a long time now and they have lived off of pure hype ever since.
    Let me know when they go back to the Super Bowl or else quit pretending there a a power in the NFL.

  61. Bwa Ha Ha says: Oct 18, 2010 9:04 PM

    On further review, the play was blown dead at the very beginning of this season.
    Fuggetabout any Super Bowls

  62. DefendersOfTheFaith says: Oct 18, 2010 9:08 PM

    Dear Cowboys,
    You Suck Out Loud!!!
    Signed,
    31 other NFL teams

  63. Simon12345 says: Oct 18, 2010 9:12 PM

    San Francisco is not out of it either…

  64. Franchise says: Oct 18, 2010 9:14 PM

    5 teams in the history of the NFL that started 1-4 went to te playoffs, so there is still a little bit of a chance.
    To bad the Cowgirls wont improve that stat.

  65. Hail2theskinz47 says: Oct 18, 2010 9:22 PM

    skinsblow1 = boysroll

  66. Money Jyada says: Oct 18, 2010 9:25 PM

    Are you on cowgals bandwagon ??? Or just plain moron

  67. RagnarTheBloodAxe says: Oct 18, 2010 9:27 PM

    Well, the Vikings record is misleading. They lost a game they shouldn’t have to Miami (a playoff team) and otherwise they lost extremely close road games at AFC Champion runner-up Jets, and Super Bowl Champion Saints. So losing 24-21 to a team playing that well does not spell doom to the season.
    Yeah, it sucks that they are 1-4 but you have to look at the Cowboys remaining schedule, which is pretty favorable.
    vs NYG – Win (Giants are perpetually over-rated.)
    vs JAC – Win (Jacksonville stinks.)
    @ GB – Loss (Pack is always very tough at home.)
    @ NYG – Win (Giants are perpetually over-rated.)
    vs DET – Win (Detroit is playing well, but it’s in Dallas.)
    vs NO – Win (Saints are over-rated.)
    @ IND – Loss (Colts are tough at home.)
    vs PHI – Win (Dallas should win this one at home.)
    vs WAS – Win (Redskins stink.)
    @ ARI – Win (Arizona is lacking at QB.)
    @ PHI – Loss (Philly is tough at home.)
    Cowboys limp into the playoffs with a 9-7 record.

  68. stunzeed2 says: Oct 18, 2010 9:28 PM

    True statement:
    Cowboys = irrelevant
    An even more true statement:
    Eagles = relevant
    Giants = relevant
    Redskins = relevant
    Why are the Failboys even “newsworthy”?
    They’re pathetic.

  69. 6250claimer says: Oct 18, 2010 9:33 PM

    Yeah, their season isn’t over. Cowboys and 49ers in the NFC Championship. Wait.. it’s not 1994.

  70. ipeefreely says: Oct 18, 2010 9:39 PM

    Steve W…
    See my correction before your stupid rant. It’s called a typo. Wasn’t my first, won’t be my last.
    Fact remains, anyone who says a season is over after 5 games is a fool. Even Florio and Rosenthal are man enough to admit that.
    Parcells always says, lets see where we are after Thanksgiving. And I don’t smell any Turkey.

  71. Mr. Cowpatty says: Oct 18, 2010 9:41 PM

    As long as Tony the Peez dispenser plays the boys are going nowhere. All you have to do is hit him on the head and another int comes out.

  72. SKINSFANTOM says: Oct 18, 2010 9:42 PM

    skinsblow1 is cowboysroll(overforotherboys) in disguise. you r a bigger pussy than we thought, what a douche.

  73. 2MuchTime says: Oct 18, 2010 9:47 PM

    The comments are better than the article.
    The Cowboys, Vikes, San Diego and Seattle will have new coaches next year……oh and the Raiders

  74. footballrulz says: Oct 18, 2010 9:53 PM

    Ragnar
    I’ll give you half of those. Now go make the same predictions with the Vikes remaining schedule & we’ll see how you come out on both calls.
    PS–I’m not liking 2010……..Cha, cha, cha, changes

  75. ham1 says: Oct 18, 2010 9:53 PM

    Whats wrong with the cowgirls?
    They have not woke up to the fact that there QB is a choke.
    They have a puppet coach who cannot instill any discipline.
    They are in denial in thinking they will be the NFC Super Bowl reps in their stadium.
    Skelator is infactuated with wideouts and plastic surgery rather than linemen.
    Jason Garrett, really.
    They just suck period. What a joke.

  76. piccolo says: Oct 18, 2010 10:06 PM

    Hmmm … NBC analyst stating Cowturds season not over … hmmm, um, er … don’t the Cowpokes have two more Sunday Night games on NBC coming up? Even one next Monday on ESPN? Helping out the NFL family a bit?
    They have been an over-rated and over-hyped francise since Aikman & Co. left until proven otherwise. That’s not happening this year.
    What should happen is they should get “flexed” on December 12 and moved to a nooner game if they still suck by then.
    That won’t happen either.

  77. buckifan4life says: Oct 18, 2010 10:25 PM

    Uh,..yeah it IS over! LMAO too!

  78. 3octaveFart says: Oct 18, 2010 10:30 PM

    # Hail2theskinz47 says: October 18, 2010 9:22 PM
    skinsblow1 = boysroll
    Oh, so that’s what happened to Vox.

  79. superb owl says: Oct 18, 2010 10:32 PM

    APB… APB…
    for vox…
    APB… APB…
    put him on suicide watch…
    3-34*

  80. bhester1906 says: Oct 18, 2010 10:48 PM

    What is it going to take for these sports analyst to admit the Cowboys are done??? They are 1-4 with several tough games to go. Do you really think they are going to magically win the next 9/11 games all of a sudden? There is no leadership there. Who is gonna lead the charge? Tony Homo or fat wade?

  81. bobby623 says: Oct 18, 2010 10:51 PM

    I know it sounds juvenile, but, the Cowboys seem to have forgotten what ‘hustle’ and ‘snap’ mean.
    There is no reason every play needs to take 23 of the 25 seconds allowed. Lazy and dumb probably are factors in the careless attitude they display in every game. Somebody needs to start kicking ass.

  82. Stinemonster says: Oct 18, 2010 11:04 PM

    bonafide says:
    I agree, it’s not over, but for Cowboy fans, they better hope this team doesn’t rally and make a run at the postseason. Last thing they want is Jerry Jones keeping Wade Philips for another season.
    ———–
    I was hoping they were going to lose against the eagles in both games back in January so we didn’t have to see philips or garrett this year but that didn’t happen.

  83. Tony Romo's Faggy Hat says: Oct 18, 2010 11:50 PM

    Stunzeed2….
    I like how you throw them bologna, it’s imitation meat, just like the Boys are imitation contenders.
    Uber-failboys.
    By the way, you know it’s bad when Eagles and Skins fans are ripping the boys….
    Ah….
    HAHHAHHHAHAHHAAAAA!

  84. Human Howitzer says: Oct 18, 2010 11:55 PM

    Whatif Sports predicted that the Cowboys would go 15-1 this year. Ragnar must work for them.
    That said, even as a Giant fan, I have to admit that the Cowboys might not be dead yet. If they beat the Giants on Monday — a reasonable possibility — they would only be 1 1/2 games back on the G-men with 10 to play, including four division games. If they got on a roll and won a few in a row, especially divisional matchups, they could still pull it out. Could. Maybe.

  85. BatteryChucker says: Oct 19, 2010 12:00 AM

    If this were any other team at 1-4, they would be pronounced dead and ignored the rest of the year. But since it’s the Cowgirls, the media darlings because of all the story material they produce, they have to at least keep them afloat for a few more weeks by saying how “they still have a chance” even though the Giants look tough at 4-2.

  86. The Fighting Wombat says: Oct 19, 2010 12:22 AM

    The Cowboys of 2010 have some major problems (I get to see them play all the way over here in the KSA):
    1. Penalties are killing this team – they act like the Oakland Raiders of the NFC
    2. Coaching – Wade Phillips doesn’t have the fire that his daddy did when he coached…he should stick with being a coordinator
    3. QB – Romo has no fire when he plays…no killer instinct like Brady, Peyton, Rogers, Big Ben or some of the other “marquee” QB’s in the league
    4. Owner/GM – Jerrah has about as much business being a GM as I do of being a nuclear physicist. He needs to hire a GM with a record of building teams, and sit his butt up in the owners box where it belongs.
    I don’t remember seeing the Landry coached teams, or for that matter the Jimmy Johnson coached teams having problems like this…the penalties and discipline on this team are killing it on the field.

  87. wd40 says: Oct 19, 2010 12:51 AM

    liquidgrammer:
    You got to be joking. One payoff win in 15 years and you consider the Cowboys relevant. If talent and potential equates to relevancy then your on key. Most people would not agree with you though.
    This season is over simply because their O Line is old, mediocre and lacks depth. The Cowboy season ended in Washington when, guess what, the O Line failed to perform.
    Poor line play has never won a SuperBowl. One can only blame the owner and the coaching staff.
    The players deserve better.

  88. lgwelsh1 says: Oct 19, 2010 12:55 AM

    Cowboys problems go deeper than whats going on in the field of play. It starts with the Coach, Wade is a good man in his way but he is not the right coach for this team.
    Jerry needs to bring in a different coach. Bill Cower would do wonders with this talent.
    The players need to rally around a leader, I don’t see a true leader who sets the example week in and week out.

  89. Gautam says: Oct 19, 2010 1:09 AM

    ipeefreely says: October 18, 2010 7:16 PM
    Great article. I agree. 4 losses in 5 games is a bad situation. But this is no typical 1-4 team. They have 7 remaining division games. The season is only over if they continue the same trend they’re on.
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    a) They have played the Redskins already.
    b) You have got 6 division games to play in the regular season.

  90. Steve W. says: Oct 19, 2010 1:27 AM

    # Quirt Evans says: October 18, 2010 8:15 PM
    Good article, Gregg. The Cowboys are far from dead, particularly given their talent level. (Even though I wish they were.) Take 4-5 bad plays and turn them around into good ones, and their season could turn around. In other words, Jints, don’t take them for granted.
    ___________________________
    What does that even mean? Take 4-5 bad plays and make them good ones? Yeah, turn a couple of pick 6s into TDs and any team could win any number of games. Even if you believed that sort of bs, then the Lions have more right to say things like that than the Cowboys do.
    OH, and can we please stop talking about the great talent of the Cowboys? It doesn’t exist. Talent is more than a 40 time or arm strength. Talent includes football IQ, discipline, work ethic, instincts, etc. All of those factors affect the quality of play, and therefore the level of talent. Besides, let’s break down this talent:
    O-line: mostly old and beat up. Nowhere near what they once were. They have trouble opening up holes for the run game, and have trouble keeping Romo clean. Not a whole lot of talent here.
    RB: Felix was a home run hitter in the backfield. He put on some pounds to try and become an every down back, and only took away his explosiveness. Barber is a nice short yardage guy, but not much good for anything else. Choice is somewhere between the two, but not better at either skill than either player. So, the three headed monster that is the Cowboys backfield consists basically of 3 top tier number 2 RBs, but no one guy that you can point to as the guy.
    WR: Some real talent here. Austin has top notch skills, but has let his success go to his head and is making dumb mistakes now. Dez has potential, but isn’t showing anything that you can’t get out of a lot of other rookies. Williams has finally put a couple of good games together, but his history doesn’t make me think that’s something that’s going to last for too long.
    Defense front 7: some great players here (especially Ratliff and Ware). Talent level varies among players, but all are at least good.
    Secondary: Bad. Just Bad. Ball is a joke. Scandrick is nowhere near as good as he was touted to be. Jenkins simply makes dumb mistake after dumb mistake. It’s nice that he likes to hit, but you can’t keep committing so many PI penalties without killing your team.
    Special teams: So special they have their own little bus they ride to the games in.
    So, please, someone explain to me how this makes the Cowboys any more talented than any other team? Yeah, they have some great players, but every team does. It doesn’t mean they have a great roster, and they’re certainly not getting the most out of them.

  91. Dustin Chandler says: Oct 19, 2010 1:33 AM

    The season is far from over.
    The NFC East is fake as hell. If the Cowboys beat the Giants next week they are right back in it. It’s all about winning the division. Giants (4-2) Eagles (4-2) Redskins (3-3).
    ….
    Cowboys would be (2-4) Giants (4-3) Eagles Lose (4-3) Skins lose (3-4)… and you can start to see the light. One loss back and the Cowboys are clearly beating themselves… fix that and we come back easy. Just pray. I’m putting money on it. It’s teams like this that win every year. The ones getting hated on. I got 5 on it… and all that would be after one week. and we have 11 weeks left.

  92. other half of the triangle says: Oct 19, 2010 1:41 AM

    Buck Stallion says:
    October 18, 2010 7:27 PM
    Why are offenses & defenses ranked by yards and not points?
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    Because of the 12 TD’s scored against Dallas this year only 6 of them were from scoring drives longer than 50 yards.
    When the offense and special teams consistently put the defense in bad situations it’s not really the their fault

  93. other half of the triangle says: Oct 19, 2010 1:55 AM

    How about a little conspiracy theory over here???? No NFL home super bowl ever!!! Sounds suspicious to me . . .

  94. bspurloc says: Oct 19, 2010 3:14 AM

    their season is over because they are too stupid to dump the coach and get someone in there that knows how to get control of this team…….
    hopefully they dont do that anytime this year so we can watch this train wreck play out.

  95. florio4prez says: Oct 19, 2010 5:15 AM

    Dayton Dolfan says:
    October 18, 2010 7:30 PM
    ok. say they must get to 9 wins to have a chance, and thus can only lose 3 more games.
    look at their remaining games:
    tough games:
    @ Green Bay
    @ NY Giants
    vs New Orleans
    @ Indianapolis
    @ Philadelphia
    easier games:
    vs. NY Giants
    vs. Redskins
    vs. Jacksonville
    vs. Detroit
    vs. Philly
    @AZ
    I see them losing at least 2 or 3 of the tougher games, which means they cant slip up at all against the easier games. I dont see it happening. i think there are at least 4 losses here.
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    I’d move the HOME games vs NYG, PHI and WAS to “tough games.” Why? The NYG and PHI are better teams than DAL (regardless of where they play) and WAS already beat them once this year. Also, they are divisional games.
    The best case scenario for the Cryboys in the BIG SIX games vs PHI (2), NYG (2), NO and IND is 3-3.
    That drops them to at least 7 losses with at least 6 NFC losses (they have 3 already).
    I’ll reluctantly concede W’s over WAS, DET and JAX for conversation purposes.
    They would then have to beat BOTH GB and AZ AWAY to slither into a 9-7 record and a possible 6th seed.
    Now if you think that scenario means their season ain’t over yet, God help you.
    When they were 0-2 I said they’d likely go 8-8 at best, 9-7 if they were lucky. Now that they are 1-4, I say they are headed for 7-9 at best and 8-8 if they are REALLY lucky.
    Here’s hoping the G-men put their lights out under the lights on MNF next week so this senseless debate can be put to rest.

  96. DynastyDays says: Oct 19, 2010 5:50 AM

    I’m not scared to admit it……we are done!!! When we blow another game late in the fourth quarter Monday night…..would the media just please completely boycott my team? I can’t take it anymore. I am beginning the process of scouting offensive linemen, linebackers, and safeties for my team…..and I don’t even get paid to do it. BTW, I don’t have to scout coaches because ANYONE could be a better leader than Wade!!!!

  97. Duck Fallas says: Oct 19, 2010 8:59 AM

    Don’t expect to hear from all the Cowboys fans. They only express their allegiance when times are good.

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