I was a Cowboys fan in there early to mid 70s and Roger Staubach was my idol.Welcome to the Planet!!
I was a Cowboys fan back in the late 70's through very early 90's as I was serving in the military at the time and lost touch with my NE roots, though I wasn't a very big football fan even during those years I served. Anyways, this should be a good game, I like Dak and think he doesn't get enough respect in the league and it sucked watching him get carried off the field last year. I think our defense will match up against your offense (basically a wash) and think it will come down to how our offense does against your defense, I think that's the deciding factor in this one.
I hope your pops hit it big when he was up here, still lots of that going here too.Have a half brother who lives in Anchorage. Good guy ! Dad was in Alaska from 1971 -1994 from Bethel to east of Fairbanks. Chasing the gold !
I've raised both of my sons to respect the Constitution and understand 2A. I've added 2 to our ranks.
1st . Didn't see your question. Special teams coach is "Bones" Fassel (son of John Fassel who coached the Giants before Coughlin). He's supposed to be a jam-up ST coach. He's made some bonehead calls but all last year. ST's is an OK unit . . . they're consistent. Punter is good (Bryan Anger) and the place kicker is Greg Zuerlein ... I think Fassel brought both with him from the LA Rams. Zuerlein has won one against the Chargers on a last second 56 yarder. He missed an EP and FG(43 yds?) in TB opening night though and we lost by 2. Been consistent since then (he was coming off of an injury).I go every year to check up on my mom. In 2020 we went in Feb before shit hit the fan in March. This year unfortunately we're not able to go because of well you know. We always end up across the border to visit relatives to hang out and you know visit.
I do miss home and I miss that culture of being close to Canada. The Maine/Canada experience is special. I'm not sure if your wife is familiar with the term Acadian but that's what my family is.
Before I forget, thank you for your service in the medical field.
I'm not sure if you saw my question or maybe you answered it and I didn't see it. I asked about your special team and your punter/kicker. How good are they?
He was doing ok but they(Feds/EPA) came in and shut down all the small operations in the valley (80 miles east of Fairbanks). a year later a big outfit moved into that valley. He brought back a few oz. and nuggets.I hope your pops hit it big when he was up here, still lots of that going here too.
Nice to see you here. I think you guys have a really good chance of beating us right now. Teams have been able to run the ball on us at Will. That seems to be a real strength of your team and your quarterback is able to avoid pressure by running. Those are definitely strengths against our weaknesses. I still expect a close game and I think our new rookie quarterback should do well against your Defense. I’m going with a mid 20 scoring game. I think both teams score in the 20s whoever scores bigger number will be the winner. Just because I’m a homer I’m gonna go patriots 28 Cowboys 24I'll admit. I'm a bit worried going against BB. He's the best in the world at defensive design. It'll be our good offense, your good defense/defensive coach against our OK defense and y'all's OK offense. (I can say y'all can't I?)
Look, every week I go to the opposing team's message board, feel their thoughts out on their team, and just talk football.
It's really strange the different attitudes with each fanbase. We played Carolina 2 weeks ago and those folks for the most part were out of touch with reality and beyond salty! Y'all want to discuss the game without bloviating. I won't troll.
If you want to explore the Cowboy's message board is Cowboyszone. There is some (no, a lot) of stoopid over there but a few good and knowledgeable posters. Even a couple of ex-players/players's wives/retired college coaches . Just have to wade through the fluff from the 20 somethings (I'm 67, Cowboy fan since 1966).
That's simply not true. When you're ahead of the Jets and pick the QB 4 times, you want to run clock. They held Miami to 74 yards in Week 1 and Fournette, while allowing him yards to keep the ball from Brady's hands. There is no lack of run D when they commit to doing it.Nice to see you here. I think you guys have a really good chance of beating us right now. Teams have been able to run the ball on us at Will. That seems to be a real strength of your team and your quarterback is able to avoid pressure by running. Those are definitely strengths against our weaknesses. I still expect a close game and I think our new rookie quarterback should do well against your Defense. I’m going with a mid 20 scoring game. I think both teams score in the 20s whoever scores bigger number will be the winner. Just because I’m a homer I’m gonna go patriots 28 Cowboys 24
You answered it with your last comments, except I think Elliott/Pollard is more of a problem and I'd rather load up and scheme against them than scheme vs the passing options. The key would just be not to show you're loading up to attack those RBs. But, I would treat both the same. Pollard likes to go outside a lot, so I'd like to see some old school 3-4 here at times, setting the edge to limit that.I don't really know how you choose who to stop on Dallas' offense.
It's Bill's thing and has been forever, but you stop Zeke and Dak kills you passing. You shut down Amari Cooper with a double and CeeDee Lamb and their other guys can kill you.
Maybe this is a week where we play it straight man up like versus Tampa and hope you can contain Zeke. I think they're close to Tampa overall.
Cooper has had rib fractures for a month and a hamstring which he's been nursing for 3 weeks. He plays through pain. Nick Saban guy.
Totally fine. I didn't say he wasn't going to play. Just that he won't be as effective as if he was healthy. A hammy is not a good injury to deal with for a WR.Cooper has had rib fractures for a month and a hamstring which he's been nursing for 3 weeks. He plays through pain. Nick Saban guy.
Sorry TyLaw ...just saw your response.