Watching The NFL Playoffs: Lessons For The Dallas Cowboys

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Feb 3, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis (52) hoists the Vince Lombardi trophy after Super Bowl XLVII against the San Francisco 49ers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Ravens defeated the 49ers 34-31. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The majority of Cowboys nation probably shut off their television sets when the regular season ended and I understand that. They probably can’t handle watching playoff football knowing that their beloved team is not a part of the quest to get the elusive Lombardi trophy. While they bunker down and hide in fear, the truly brave Cowboys fans and myself will turn on the television and watch the truly great teams. Why submit ourselves to so much torture?  First of all, we are sports fans and any good game is worth watching. The real reason is that it’s a way to see how the Dallas Cowboys can start to build their team and emulate the best teams in the league. As they say, this is a copycat league.

So which teams should we keep a close eye on? Well of the final four teams left, you have to look at the San Francisco 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks. You could add in the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots, but so much of what they do is because of their elite quarterbacks. The Seahawks and the 49ers style can be closely replicated by the Cowboys.

So what makes these two NFC teams so tough to beat?

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Topics: Dallas Cowboys, Defense, DeMarco Murray, Jason Garrett, Jerry Jones, Most Popular, Playoffs, Roster, Running Game, Tony Romo

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  • Old Frog

    Agree with run the damn ball. The 49ers have four first round picks on their O line. We have two. I say we should take Cyril Richardson at 17 and then we would have 3. It’s not four, but it’s better than two. He’s a local kid and should have been a Frog but we won’t hold that against him. With Smith-Richardson-Frederick we could pound the ball to the left side all day long.

    • SmartThinking

      At least somebody else is SmartThinking!!! I’ve been preaching they fix the thing that’s broken least and that’s the offensive line. Richardson’s addition will go a long way towards making the Dallas line, a bunch of young guys, all with mean streaks, a veritable force to be reckoned with for the next decade. Then dump Bernadeau, move Livings to RG and start looking for his replacement, too.

      • Old Frog

        And god forbid but in case of an emergency he has experience at LT as well.

    • Scott.

      I understand and half agree with u but I think u have to go defensive line with 1st. Then maybe next best guard in 2nd if not d line or safety. Once again the lost games and playoff hopes cause of defense. I get strengthen the oline and solidify it more but the other side of the trench is just as important.

      • Old Frog

        We lost 5 games by a total of 7 points. Another field goal (or touchdown) in each of those games and we go 13 and 3. I think a premier OG gets us those points and is a faster, easier fix than trying to rebuild a defense in order to hold other teams to fewer points. That said, I’d be all in for using all the rest of the picks on defense. Full disclosure, I’m still upset that we traded up for Claiborne instead of taking DeCastro and then took Escobar instead of Warford. I’m hoping this year will be different.

        • Scott.

          Agree with not getting decastro or Warford although decastro got hurt early on in his young career and Warford who was the best guard coming out was taken in 3rd round. Your assessment of one more touchdown is a two way street, if defense gives up one less touchdown the results are the same.

          • Old Frog

            I know DeCastro got hurt with the Steelers and that was bad luck; he had no history of prior injury and he might not have gotten hurt with the Cowboys. The fact that Warford was chosen in the 3rd round only demonstrates how badly teams misjudged his value prior to the draft; not unlike Frederick. The two-way street is the common rebuttal but like I said, I think a premier Guard between Smith and Frederick is a faster fix for getting that extra field goal and protecting Romo’s bind side so he can pass more effectively than rebuilding the Defense to limit opponents’ scoring, but I do acknowledge the need for improvement there, hence my commitment to going Defense with all the other picks.

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