Here's the schedule:
New York Giants
@New York Giants
That schedule is absolutely BRUTAL.
First of all remember that Washington is going to a lot better because of the Shanahan's and McNabb. But it gets worse. IMO Philly very well will likely be BETTER with Kolb instead of McNabb. Andy Reid/Mornhinweg is a stud and now he has a decent pocket passer? Ouch. The Giants could be better too. Their potent offense of Gilbride and Manning remains, but now they'll have a new defensive coordinator. And defense was by far their weakness last year. I mean even if things dont work out for them, they'll at least be dangerous.
It's just absolutely brutal.
Then we have some of the other games you might think are easy. Like Chicago. But wait, Chicago has Martz this year, so that's not going to be an easy game either.
@Indy? @Houston? @Green Bay? New Orleans? @Minnesota? @Arizona? All just brutal games (with exception of Houston who wont have any defense, but still could be a tough game)
Just look at the games with imo a degree of difficulty of 5.0 on a 5 point scale. IMO you’ve got no less than 4, @Minn (assuming Favre), @GB, @Indy, New Orleans
I see exactly two "easy" games all year. Detroit and Jacksonville. And Jacksonville won 7 games last year.
I dont know, I have my doubts Garrett is good enough to get it done. I think the Cowboys are one of the 3-4 top teams in the NFC, but they dont stand out. My blueprint for success after last year, I decided by far our best shot was to rack up a great regular season record and get homefield throughout the playoff. I dont think this is the 92 Cowboys just loaded with power or anything, we need to catch some breaks and roll downhill to emerge from the pack.
Bottom line this team COULD have went to the Super Bowl this year, but with that schedule, I have my doubts. Even 10-6 might be a hard task. I hope I'm wrong.
Have I ever mentioned this posting software is just beyond awful? I blame AJM for being a liberal and making his blog on a website funded by George Soros.