Cowboys giving up points at historic pace

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The Cowboys are giving up points like no NFL team in decades.

After Monday night’s 38-10 loss to the Cardinals, the Cowboys have now given up 218 points through six games this season. That’s the most since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger, and it puts them on pace to allow 581 points over a 16-game season. That would break the all-time NFL record of 533 points allowed set by the 1981 Baltimore Colts.

The only NFL teams that have ever given up more than 218 points through six games were the 1950 Baltimore Colts (235 points), 1961 Oakland Raiders (228 points) and 1954 Washington (223 points).

All of those teams were among the worst in the league, but the 2-4 Cowboys are, amazingly, still in first place. The NFC East is so bad that the Cowboys might just break the all-time record for points allowed, and still win the division.

9 responses to “Cowboys giving up points at historic pace

  1. Wasn’t this defense supposed to be one of the strong points of this team? And what about the running game? The Bearded Woman Beater extorted his team and was paid a King’s Ransom for his services and he has done nothing but underwhelm since.

    I must say I am enjoying the implosion of the Dallas franchise which has been managed just as ineptly as the Washington one. And now this team has no QB and is being soaked by a man with limited principles and little effort at running back.

    Enjoy, Dallas fans. You earned this come down.

  2. Forget 8-8 or 7-9. The winner of this division may very well be 5-11, 6-10 at best. It is absolutely disgusting that some piece of crap team from a piece of crap division will be taking a spot away from a legitimately solid 9-7ish type team in the playoffs and it might very well be a Cardinals team that gets hung out to dry, a team like that – that can beat any team in that division 9/10 times. There needs to be a special revision to format with outlier scenarios. Teams this bad have no business seeing the playoffs

  3. I suppose you can justify the Mike McCarthy hire cause he has a SB trophy, but Mike Nolan?! The guys a retreaded retread. Defense looks like they have no clue what they’re doing and are totally uninspired. Gotta go.

  4. This Defense is so bad that I don’t think they could hold teams under 30 even if they were allowed to play with 12 players! Seriously.

  5. floridaman07 says:
    October 20, 2020 at 7:16 am
    Forget 8-8 or 7-9. The winner of this division may very well be 5-11, 6-10 at best. It is absolutely disgusting that some piece of crap team from a piece of crap division will be taking a spot away from a legitimately solid 9-7ish type team in the playoffs and it might very well be a Cardinals team that gets hung out to dry, a team like that – that can beat any team in that division 9/10 times. There needs to be a special revision to format with outlier scenarios. Teams this bad have no business seeing the playoffs
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    The big winner is going to be the #1 wildcard, since they’ll be facing the NFC East winner they’re essentially getting a bye

  6. floridaman07 says:
    October 20, 2020 at 7:16 am
    Forget 8-8 or 7-9. The winner of this division may very well be 5-11, 6-10 at best. It is absolutely disgusting that some piece of crap team from a piece of crap division will be taking a spot away from a legitimately solid 9-7ish type team in the playoffs and it might very well be a Cardinals team that gets hung out to dry, a team like that – that can beat any team in that division 9/10 times. There needs to be a special revision to format with outlier scenarios. Teams this bad have no business seeing the playoffs
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    The reasonable solution would be to just seed the playoffs irregardless of division, but the owners don’t want to make division games – and the inherent rivalries -meaningless. So some years you’re gonna have a bad team in the playoffs. And let’s be honest, a “legitimately solid 9-7ish type team” is an oxymoron.

  7. Maybe they should give themselves another nickname because that tired America’s Team one hasn’t worked in decades.

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