One-armed Knife Sharpener
- Apr 7, 2013
Fuck that.Yea, I was a little too young for 92 although I was at the 2005 MNF game in Dallas with the 2 Moss TD's in the last 3 minutes or whatever, so how about that shit sandwich?
well that makes one of us remembering that game.I'm bored at work with 13 minutes to go so why not?
Here are my 3 worst losses since the turn of the century (In order):
1. 2011 vs Giants the JPP game
2. 2006 playoff game vs Seattle
3. 2005 Redskins debacle
The 2011 Giants game broke me. That was the start of me making a concerted effort to stop caring so much and the rest is history.
I was beyond furious after that loss. I just think it was too many years of mediocrity and too many epic choking losses. By this time, the Cowboys had mastered the art of the epic loss, and I think I had just had enough of it.
I still remember you saying after Dez scored "Feels good to finally beat the Giants" to which I replied, "What? This is the Cowboys we're talking about. If anyone could still blow this, it's them"
The shitty losses have made you numb.well that makes one of us remembering that game.
Yeaaaa, Romo also drove us down for a last second FG attempt which JPP blocked. It was long, somewhere around 50 I think but still.The shitty losses have made you numb.
I think he is talking about this game.
Totally blew a decent enough lead. A 12 point lead with less than four minutes left.
Then Austin lost the ball in the lights. McBriar had a shitty punt and there you go.
You should go to more games then.Fuck that.
What an absolutely miserable experience that must have been.
This was back when the Cowboys were still a big part of my life, so I had trouble sleeping that whole night.
If it makes you feel any better, I've seen the Cowboys play in person over 30 times and I've never seen them lose even once.
That game only meant something to the Giants because Garrett iced his own kicker several weeks earlier in a loss to the Cardinals IIRC.Yeaaaa, Romo also drove us down for a last second FG attempt which JPP blocked. It was long, somewhere around 50 I think but still.
That game was especially horrendous because it would've damn near clinched the division for us. We were in control most of the game and then the defense just choked it away with one ill-timed misfire from Romo/Austin. Then the Giants went on to miraculously win the Super Bowl when they never should've even made the playoffs.
I mean, the last 2 playoff losses to the Packers are definitely the worst losses for me because of the stakes and the heart-breaking nature, but if we're just talking regular season games that 2011 Giants game is up there.
I just looked up the play by play of that Cardinals game. We had a 1st and 10 at the Arizona 31 with about 25 seconds left and 2 timeouts and the clock running. Instead of calling a timeout and running a play or two to pick up an extra 5-10 yards Garrett froze and just let the clock run out basically, Romo spiked it, then they called a timeout for some inexplicable reason with the clock already stopped.That game only meant something to the Giants because Garrett iced his own kicker several weeks earlier in a loss to the Cardinals IIRC.
Yes, and that was a big part of why that loss to the Giants made me blow a gasket.That game only meant something to the Giants because Garrett iced his own kicker several weeks earlier in a loss to the Cardinals IIRC.
Moss hung an embarrassment game around the neck of The Cowboys every time he came to Dallas. That was the most consistent thing that happened to Dallas in the years they were scheduled to meet Minnesota.I was at that game. It was a long, quiet drive back to Ft. Hood that night.
Damn, I'd totally forgotten about that game.The shitty losses have made you numb.
I think he is talking about this game.
There's an easy explanation for all of this -- Jason Garrett.- 2018 Cowboys won nine games by one score. In these 6/9 of these games, Cowboys outscored in second half. From Weeks 10-17, Cowboys led by combined halftime score of 46-10 but outscored 37-10 in the third quarter.
- 1st half, Cowboys ranked #12 in offensive efficiency and defense #9 in Success Rate. In 3rd quarter, drops to #25 offensive efficiency and defense drops to #15.
- 1st half, Cowboys faced average 6.8 yards-to-go on 3rd down, better than league average. In 3rd quarter, Cowboys ranked third worst (8.4 yards). Consequently, third-down conversion drops from 42% (1st half) to 24% (3rd quarter) which is NFL's third-worst rate.
- Why this 3rd quarter drop? Warren Sharp attributes it to less-aggressive play-calling in 3rd quarter. 1st half, Cowboys passed 48% on 1st down with 8.0 yards per attempt. 3rd quarter, 41% pass plays on first-down, averaging 6.2 YPA.
Not only that, but he isn't anywhere near astute enough as a football coach to make the proper adjustments or be proactive enough to change this.Yeah, it's what Garrett does. Gets a lead, goes ultra conservative and then hopes Dak can pull it out of his ass at the end.