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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?
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.

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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.

Rev

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"

Good times.
 

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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.

Rev

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"

Good times.
well that makes one of us remembering that game.
 

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well that makes one of us remembering that game.
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.
 

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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.
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.
 

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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.

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You should go to more games then.

I've probably seen more wins than losses though, I'm probably somewhere around like 14-8 or so if I had to guess, but that 2005 one sticks out as the most memorable. Most memorable win would be probably the Packers in 2007 when both teams were like 10-1 or the Seahawks playoff game last year. Maybe the Redskins ass-whipping in the snow in 2003 that clinched a playoff berth where Hambrick went off for like 200.
 

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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.
That game only meant something to the Giants because Garrett iced his own kicker several weeks earlier in a loss to the Cardinals IIRC.
 

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That game only meant something to the Giants because Garrett iced his own kicker several weeks earlier in a loss to the Cardinals IIRC.
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.

It's shit like that that we've seen several times over the years that makes me certain that we won't win shit with Garrett no matter how talented the team is, and it's why I'd have fired him probably 3 times over at this point.
 

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I can't pinpoint just one game that broke me (if I'm truly even broken still. I mean I do own half a Cowboys message board) but it was 2009 when I lost my shit with Jerry Jones and started CFR. It wasn't just one game. I teetered back and forth between hating the team and being a homer, and when that season ended I had had enough. I remember those years of being ridiculed by homer boards like the Zone and such where Jerry could do nothing but shit rainbows. It was a dark time in my life. :lol
 

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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.

It was honestly years in the making, but 2011 is right up there with 2005 as my most frustrating season as a fan.

2011 was an excruciating season and the way the season started should have served as a sign of what was to come.

2011 started with that awful loss to the Jets where we led and were in control for 90% of the game only to blow it in the end (something that became all too familiar in the Tony Romo era).

Romo's fumble at 1 yard line, the blocked punt for a TD, the telegraphed INT to Revis that setup the winning FG, etc. That loss was just awful.

But to make it worse, just 2 weeks later we would blow the largest lead in Cowboys history (24) by allowing the Lions to score 31 2nd half points including back to back pick sixes. It was yet another in the many epic choke jobs we saw in that time.

Then came the freezing your own kicker debacle, and a week later came that gut-wrencher vs the Giants.

That loss just came after too many frustrating seasons and too many they-can't-possibly-lose-this types of losses.
 

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I bet he's called Jerry as well.
 

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[h=1]Dallas Cowboys Triplets Rankings, Offensive arsenal Rankings, And How To Score More![/h]
 

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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?
I was at that game. It was a long, quiet drive back to Ft. Hood that night.
 

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I was at that game. It was a long, quiet drive back to Ft. Hood that night.
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.
 

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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.
Wrong Moss.
 

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The shitty losses have made you numb.

I think he is talking about this game.

Damn, I'd totally forgotten about that game.

So funny, the play after 1:21 is where the gif of Jerry (and Stephen) saying, "Time out, Jason!" from the booth came from. Jerry's Redheaded Son wasted 15 full seconds after that play down to the two. With those seconds, maybe you have a shorter FG and it never comes down to that block.

But hey, he went to Princeton so he must be super smart.
 

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Get ready for Father Jerry to save another lost soul. :picard
Hey Malik McDowell scored a two game suspension today too. And we reportedly were looking at him a couple of months ago.
 

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Only 29? Such a longtime ago he played for us, I would’ve bet he was 35-ish now.
 

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Past or present (must be alive), you can have dinner with one Dallas Cowboy. Who and why?
 

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Excerpts from Warren Sharp's 2019 Football Preview:

- 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.

- On 1st half first downs, Dak Prescott threw 19 passes +12-yards-in-air. On second half first downs, Dak threw just one such pass.
 

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- Following a sack, Cowboys gained a first down only 13% of the time. Cowboys only scored a touchdown only 3.7% of drives with a sack.

- Dak's early-down passing rate grew from 45% (2016 and 2017) to 51% last year, but 51% is still 8th lowest in league.

- The Success Rate of 1st-and-10 passes to RBs were #4 highest in league. Only Christian McCaffrey and Todd Gurley got more 1st down targets.

- Red Zone:
1. Bottom 5 red zone offense with 38% Success Rate, NFL's 4th worst mark. Scored touchdowns on 48% of red zone drives. Even isolating drives post-Amari, Cowboys Success Rate was 35%, second lowest in league. Strikingly, red zone passing was 28% Success Rate.
2. Prescott runs were Cowboys most successful with 68% SUccess Rate, highest in the league with 6 TDs on 19 attempts. This Success Rate is 2nd highest rate in the past three seasons.
3. Ezekiel Elliott ranked 25th with 44% Success Rate and only 5TDs.
 

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dude, you typed all that from the Warren Sharp book. Props.
 

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- 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.
There's an easy explanation for all of this -- Jason Garrett.
 

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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.
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.
 
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