Cowlishaw: Defense needs help, but Co...

Cowlishaw: Defense needs help, but Cowboys' offense may be playoff-caliber

There are 3 comments on the Dallas Morning News story from May 9, 2014, titled Cowlishaw: Defense needs help, but Cowboys' offense may be playoff-caliber. In it, Dallas Morning News reports that:

The talking heads say the Cowboys need to run the ball more and to protect Romo.

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Ron

Killeen, TX

#1 May 10, 2014
Have anyone noticed that the QB for Dallas had a good team when they wear even numbers football jersey, like Roger S.#12 and Troy A.#8 are champion !!!!!!!!!! Think about it,look at Danny White #11and Tony Romo #9 as a starting QB never won a Super Bowl Hmmmmmmmm, take heed of that!!!!! What that tell you?
Watching the Pros

Cypress, CA

#2 May 11, 2014
Ron wrote:
Have anyone noticed that the QB for Dallas had a good team when they wear even numbers football jersey, like Roger S.#12 and Troy A.#8 are champion !!!!!!!!!! Think about it,look at Danny White #11and Tony Romo #9 as a starting QB never won a Super Bowl Hmmmmmmmm, take heed of that!!!!! What that tell you?
Not much. It's time for you to Think again. It has more to do with how the team was built under these QBs and how they were coached than the number on their back. Current regime is poorly run, meaning that their decision makers at the team building level are a far cry from being the best. If Mr Jones ever wants to win again he either needs to educate himself on what works in the NFL or step aside for someone who does (Jimmy Johnson comes to mind).
The fact of the matter is that despite great players and many great coaches...
Across the spectrum, league-wide, teams have not even come close to using the superior methods that would avail them to maximize the use of draft points and the building of a quality team. Somebody has to win each year, so we assume whoever wins is a great team. Every draft cycle, teams claim to have done well when in fact they chose poorly, just better than the poor picking of others. Teams themselves tell us every year that drafting is a hit and miss proposition when it doesn't have to be.
Example...
Pats picked Easley in the first round at 29 because they needed a pass rusher and then took Garoppolo near the end of the second round despite his not getting on the field for 3-4 years. Then they traded out of the 3rd round where the solid picks start to thin out.
Instead, had they taken a different view, they could have traded back from 29 taken Tuitt 15 to 17 spots later, used the draft points gained and coupled with their own picks moved up to take USC center Martin, best in draft and a great need, as well as Fiedorowicz, last of the quality TEs. End result Pats would have their starting DE/DT, but instead of a QB, in Garoffolo, sitting on the bench, they would have a superb center in Martin and a starting TE who can both block and catch passes, in Fiedorowicz from Iowa. We can do this with every team because they all minimize vice maximize what could be, then claim they did well. Problem is that they only did well relative to other poorly managed draft organizations but that's not how a quality draft is properly measured. The proper measure is how well a team does relative to how well it could have done, called the "standard" vice another team. The standard can't be identified until after the draft, using statistical methods to determine the "perfect draft" for each team relative to needs. Yet, understanding the parameters that make up a "perfect draft" makes it infinitely more possible that teams will approximate one knowing what it may look like instead of picking with a hit or miss mentality. And yes this algorithm is based on todays value of current draftees which in itself is flawed. It is generally accepted that we are three years out from knowing what value these draftees really have, yet given today's valuations, teams are still not anywhere close to getting the most out of their draft points or improving their teams.
Across the spectrum

Houston, TX

#3 May 12, 2014
Thanks for the useless post.

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