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Cowboy Insiders - If the game is meaningless (1 Viewer)

Jackal King

Footballguy
The Cowboys have a decent shot to get the last playoff spot in the late Sunday game, just needing Carolina to get knocked off by Atlanta, or a Washington loss to Philadelphia. And, against a woeful St. Louis defense at home...Jones would look to be a great start.But...if the Boys are out of the playoffs by game time...does Jones stock drop? Will they play Barber more? Will they come out flat?What's the buzz in Big D?Jones is a great start....but playing the final game...anyone think the risk outweighs the reward?

 
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Jackal King

Footballguy
Good question, and I think it's broader than Jones.

I'm worrying the same thing about Witten.
It would be nice if Carolina lost to Atlanta in the early game. Then, you'd know the Cowboys are playing for the playoffs.But...if Carolina wins....you're going to have to commit 'not knowing' the Dallas scenario...because Washington plays at 4:15.

 

BloodyPigSkin

Footballguy
Parcells doesn't believe in resting players. Even if Carolina wins, I still think Parcells plays this one tooth and nail for the sake of himself and a better seasonal record.Nothing wrong with Julius Jones for this weekend. I don't own him at all. I love Notre Dame though...

 

zamboni

Footballguy
Parcells doesn't believe in resting players. Even if Carolina wins, I still think Parcells plays this one tooth and nail for the sake of himself and a better seasonal record.

Nothing wrong with Julius Jones for this weekend. I don't own him at all. I love Notre Dame though...
Good point - I think you're right that Parcells doesn't tend to rest players.For all we know, this could be his swan song in Big D, or if nothing else, wants to end on a strong note, so maybe there is nothing to worry about him sitting starters.

 

Ridgelake

Footballguy
I have heard nothing but that Parcells is planning to go all out regardless of the situation. Count on the mainstays to play normally.

 

culdeus

Have good
Parcells has said he doesn't ever prepare two gameplans based on the "scoreboard". That means to me that he won't change personell either. Start em. You can listen to his press conferences on the ticket tomorrow if you are so inclined. www.theticket.com/listen usually about 130CST

 

kutta

Footballguy
I don't think Jones sits. So what if they are out of the playoffs. What good does sitting Jones do?I think he's a great play this week, regardless of the playoff situation.

 

David Yudkin

Footballguy
There are 3 ways for Dallas to make the playoffs. Dallas would need a win and one of the following to happen:1) Washington loses or ties @ Philadelphia2) Carolina loses @ Atlanta3) Tampa Bay loses against New Orleans and the Giants lose @ Oakland(I left off if the Cowboys tie and Washington loses)While there' probably not a great chance that the team will be playing for a playoff spot, I'm not sure the team would bench anyone. They might not be as pumped up to play, but unless you have better options available, I don't thin you would bench you Cowboys.

 

NYCelt

Footballguy
Jones has a lot to prove and there for something to play for IMO. Sure I would feel a lot better if Was or Car loses but even if they don't I think he has a shot at a 100 yard and a TD type game.

 

eddiezz74

Footballguy
There are 3 ways for Dallas to make the playoffs. Dallas would need a win and one of the following to happen:

1) Washington loses or ties @ Philadelphia

2) Carolina loses @ Atlanta

3) Tampa Bay loses against New Orleans and the Giants lose @ Oakland

(I left off if the Cowboys tie and Washington loses)

While there' probably not a great chance that the team will be playing for a playoff spot, I'm not sure the team would bench anyone. They might not be as pumped up to play, but unless you have better options available, I don't thin you would bench you Cowboys.
Let's just say the Giants, Tampa Bay and Carolina all win, which is probably likely. The Redskins game won't be over until around 7:30 (unless it is a complete blowout). So they won't know until about an hour before kickoff if they are knocked out of the playoffs. If they are knocked out, does anyone remember a similar instance recently where a team just found out they were knocked out of the playoffs and then had to go out and play their game? I'm just wondering how they reacted, if they were completely flat and lost, or if they still came out and played hard. I guess it helps that they are playing at home, and against the Rams.

 

Jackal King

Footballguy
There are 3 ways for Dallas to make the playoffs. Dallas would need a win and one of the following to happen:

1) Washington loses or ties @ Philadelphia

2) Carolina loses @ Atlanta

3) Tampa Bay loses against New Orleans and the Giants lose @ Oakland

(I left off if the Cowboys tie and Washington loses)

While there' probably not a great chance that the team will be playing for a playoff spot, I'm not sure the team would bench anyone. They might not be as pumped up to play, but unless you have better options available, I don't thin you would bench you Cowboys.
Thanks Dave.I'm going to be a Falcons fan in the morning. I think they (Vick) may play with a chip on their shoulder. Carolina comes in tight and plays tentative. Falcons knock them out of the playoffs and sets the stage for a Sunday night Ram stompin!

If the 49r's can go into St. Louis and rush for 217 yards and 3 touchdowns....imagine what a motivated Cowboys team can do in Dallas?

 

Texasmouth

Footballguy
Parcells doesn't believe in resting players. Even if Carolina wins, I still think Parcells plays this one tooth and nail for the sake of himself and a better seasonal record.

Nothing wrong with Julius Jones for this weekend. I don't own him at all. I love Notre Dame though...
I think they play their hearts out either way. This team has a lot to prove and finishing with 10 wins still means something, even if it isn't a playoff birth.
 

Judge Smails

Footballguy
There are 3 ways for Dallas to make the playoffs.  Dallas would need a win and one of the following to happen:

1) Washington loses or ties @ Philadelphia

2) Carolina loses @ Atlanta

3) Tampa Bay loses against New Orleans and the Giants lose @ Oakland

(I left off if the Cowboys tie and Washington loses)

While there' probably not a great chance that the team will be playing for a playoff spot, I'm not sure the team would bench anyone.  They might not be as pumped up to play, but unless you have better options available, I don't thin you would bench you Cowboys.
Thanks Dave.I'm going to be a Falcons fan in the morning. I think they (Vick) may play with a chip on their shoulder. Carolina comes in tight and plays tentative. Falcons knock them out of the playoffs and sets the stage for a Sunday night Ram stompin!

If the 49r's can go into St. Louis and rush for 217 yards and 3 touchdowns....imagine what a motivated Cowboys team can do in Dallas?
Exactly. I see the Cowboys running at will. Anybody taking a chance on Barber this week, even with Jones getting the bulk of the action? I could still see Barber getting 10-15 carries, with Jones getting 22-25 (he won't get 30+ again this week IMHO). I think of all the possible scrub RB's (Rhodes/Henry/Houston RB/Morris, etc) that Barber actually has the best chance to score TD's. If he gets any carries from the 10 in, he'll take it to the house. I'm thinking that Parcells kept Jones in there in a tight game to control the clock, and went with the hot hand. Barber is great in situations like this. At home, weak run D's, etc. I'm thinking he can get 60+ yards and 1-2 TD's. Dallas will score 35 points, with almost all the TD's coming on the ground. Rams just look absolutely pathetic in the run D department.
 

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