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      In today's Divisional Debacle, the Defense under Greg Manusky in the first half, gave up 207 yards of offense (105 rushing/102 passing) and two touchdowns.  That said, they did manage a single INT on which the Offense actually managed to score a touchdown off of. They allowed 12 of 16 passes to be completed . 
       
      In the second half it was 107 yards given up (58 rushing//49 passing) a field goal and a touchdown. They traded their first half pick for a second half sack. However, Dallas completed all five of their pass attempts. 
       
      Don't read that thinking "Well it seems like they tightened up some in the 2nd half."  They didn't. They simply had about half the plays in the second half. 30 plays in the First and 18 in the Second.
       
      So far in two Divisional matchups, the Defense has faltered in the Second half. They start out like a house of fire for the first few drives until their opponents gradually make adjustments. This Defensive coaching staff fails make any adjustments, whether in game or at the very least at Halftime. They've given up over 30 points per game for a total of 63 points given up in two games. While the Bears are up next, the Pats await and they've put up over 70 points in two games. Yeah. Ok. They did shut out the Dolphins today which is looking like the NFL version of ... ahem... shooting fish in a barrel. 
       
      The frustrating thing is Manusky is the DC that the Front Office actively looked to replace during the off season without firing him. When you know they're looking to replace you, most people would make a concentrated effort to show an improvement. Yet Manusky's Defense still keeps acting like it's starring in Groundhog Day.
       
      In his post game presser, when asked directly about if any coaching changes would be made, Gruden said "No, I think after two games – you’re talking about playing two very good offensive football teams and two of the best offensive lines in pro football we just played back-to-back. That’s no excuse whatsoever, but I don’t think we need to hit the panic button yet. We just have to continue to focus on what we can do better to win. Get Jonathan [Allen] in here, get a couple of our corners back in here and let’s go back and strap it up against Chicago [Bears] next week and see what happens.” 
       
      Here's another frustrating thing. The defensive communication was an issue last season as well. Wasn't this supposed to have been worked on during OTA's and Training Camp? It's understandable that the rookies would still be on a learning curve, but NFL vets like Collins and DRC you'd think they would have down by the start of the season. 
       
      Gruden said they're a very talented group on Defense but that they weren't reaching them. When questioned as to why the coaching staff that has been in place for several years, wasn't reaching them, he defended the comment as them being a young defense. “We have some moving parts now. Landon Collins is a veteran guy but this is his first year, [Montez] Sweat’s in his first year, [Cole] Holcomb, it’s his first year, [Jon] Bostic is in his first year. We’re playing Dominique [Rodgers-Cromartie] at corner and this is Jimmy Moreland’s first year, so it’s not like we are the most experienced group. We feel like were very talented, but we`re still fighting through somethings. There are a lot of things to look forward to, without a doubt, but we do have to play better and strap it up and get back to work."

       
       
       

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Way to go Jerry!! I have a new found RESPECT for the Cowboys for Jerry mandating his employees RESPECT his place of employment!!! If only Snyder had that conviction. I saw Crowder KNEELING...and Then he flubbed the punt....get rid of the bum. I am really rethinking my 45 YEAR allegiance on this one!

 

NFL owners are cowards- except for Jerry

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Jerry already said that one of his employees posted that. He doesn't give a rat's patooti what the players do. 

 

Crowder admitted that he forgot to put on his stickumm. 

 

Snyder said his donation to Trump was an accounting error.

 

Dancer is taking over as press secretary. 

 

Tazette is taking over as FBI director. 

 

Geez. 

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10 minutes ago, The Hangman- C_Hanburger said:

Way to go Jerry!! I have a new found RESPECT for the Cowboys for Jerry mandating his employees RESPECT his place of employment!!! If only Snyder had that conviction. I saw Crowder KNEELING...and Then he flubbed the punt....get rid of the bum. I am really rethinking my 45 YEAR allegiance on this one!

 

NFL owners are cowards- except for Jerry

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1 minute ago, Hersh said:

Is there a reason for this thread to remain open? 

 

Sure. It's in the right place. Not breaking any rules. 

 

You mad bro? 

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Yeah, that's utter BS. You think they'd cut Zeke or Dak if they knelt? Give me a break.

 

This outrage over the kneeling needs to stop. I don't care either way, but now I hope more people kneel just to piss off these imbeciles.

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1 minute ago, Warhead36 said:

This outrage over the kneeling needs to stop.

Tangerine Tiny Thumbs started it...no one would've thought anything, because it just is.  The ruckus damn near ruined my Sunday. 

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3 minutes ago, skinsmarydu said:

Tangerine Tiny Thumbs started it...no one would've thought anything, because it just is.  The ruckus damn near ruined my Sunday. 

 

pretty sure it started last year, he just threw some gas on the flames

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I think Trump voters should boycott the NFL.  

 

Since I figure they're mostly Cowboys fans.  

 

 

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20 minutes ago, Larry said:

I think Trump voters should boycott the NFL.  

 

Since I figure they're mostly Cowboys fans.  

 

 

I know it doesn’t mean much since it’s anecdotal, but I’m a member of a forum consisting of mostly nfc south fans and the majority are out raged. 

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