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  1. Most Impactful Cowboys Ever?

    Herschel Walker was my favorite football player as a kid. I have his Georgia, NJ Generals, and Cowboys jerseys signed.
  2. News and Notes: Offseason Edition

    I hope they move him to Tackle so he’ll really stink up the place.
  3. Dak, the QB of the future or not.

    I don’t think anyone questions the grit and the mindset. Quincy’s intangibles are through the roof. It’s the physical ability and mental “feel” for the game where he struggles. We’re all hoping that Linehan was the primary factor for his lack of development and execution, so we’ll see.
  4. The Run Game doesnt matter

    Again, none of them address my question. Clearly, doing something like evaluating how different positions can influence the outcomes of success from other positions was never of interest to them. And why would it be? It would suggest that their “evaluations” are flawed, because they omitted significant parts of evaluation criteria. You know, like most of it. It’s very easy to do nothing than look at the play itself without evaluating how the positions impact outcomes. Here’s a simple one: If a defense stacks 10 men in the box to stop the run, thus leaving 3 WRs either in one on one matchups or completely uncovered, is the probability for a QB to complete a pass higher or lower than if his WRs are all double covered? And, why would a team stack 10 men in the box to stop the run if the running game didn’t matter? Wouldn’t they just put 5-6 men in coverage instead?
  5. The Run Game doesnt matter

    Dude, you realize that the article is based on first downs, NOT WINS, right? Did you read it? Again, if passing is all that mattered (which is wrong), and that passing the ball is the best way to achieve first downs and sustain drives (again, WRONG), then no one would ever run that ball. So I ask again, how were the stats evaluated? Were weights applied, or did they solely (and inadequately) evaluate the number of plays and measure them to first downs/success WITHOUT factoring in how other areas impact those positions? The articles say they don’t, yet never state how they reached that determination beyond high school level comparisons and placing them on a scatterplot.
  6. The Run Game doesnt matter

    And you’re still missing the point. I want to know if they factored the running game into the evaluation because it reduces pressure on the QB. Like I said, cheery picking and ignoring information will skew a statistic. Not sure why you keep ignoring that.
  7. Most Impactful Cowboys Ever?

    Staubach is the most impactful player in Cowboys’ history. Emmitt is arguably #2, but Roger will always hold the top spot.
  8. I’m a huge hockey fan. I’ve been an Edmonton fan since the early 80s and love the sport just as much as football.
  9. No. I don’t follow the CWS or LLWS. I follow MLB, but that’s only casual interest at best. I’m an avid NHL fan outside of college and pro football. I also love MMA.
  10. News and Notes: Offseason Edition

    The NFL needs to remove that archaic rule in the next CBA discussion. I don’t smoke pot, nor so I condone smoking pot, but with so many states legalizing it, I think it’s time to remove it from the CBA.
  11. News and Notes: Offseason Edition

    Rico Gathers suspended for 1 game: https://www.dallascowboys.com/news/te-rico-gathers-gets-one-game-nfl-suspension?sf214344756=1
  12. Season Expectations pt. 2: Byron Jones

    I think he’ll be similar to who he was in 2018.
  13. News and Notes: Offseason Edition

    To be fair, the QB discussion has bled over into way too many threads, and I’m sure a lot of folks are tired of it. Hell, I’m tired of it, too. Everyone here knows my position, and I’m not interested in repeating it over and over. But, a lot of folks won’t let it go and insist on continually poking the bear with a stick. ht is just one of the guys who is willing to openly state his frustration over it. I respect that.
  14. The Run Game doesnt matter

    Funny how that works. Hence, why I kept asking for the factors evaluated and asked for their weights. Statistical analyses are very easy to manipulate into what the analyst wants them to look like. Ignoring certain samples within data sets, cherry picking categories, over/under weighing the categories, ignoring/missing entire categories, etc. will influence the results. Basically, even though thousands of games were evaluated, if the method of evaluation was flawed from the onset, the data output is also flawed.
  15. The Run Game doesnt matter

    It’s more like saying that all other methods of boxing are meaningless and have no correlation to winning than a knockout punch. So jabs, body shots, counter striking, defense, etc., would have no relevance.