Star Blog Giants Fans – Welcome To My Misery! Published 9 years ago on January 12, 2009 By Phillip Baggett Share Tweet Giants fans all over the U.S. went to bed last night on the verge of suicide. Welcome to hell! After a year’s worth of ridicule, and laughter emitting from Giant fandom, I for one could not be happier! Since the Giants improbable run to the Super Bowl last year, all I have heard is how great not only the Giants are, but how great the “Super Bowl MVP” Elisha Manning is. I have said many times that Elisha is nothing more than a young Brad Johnson at best! Boy did he ever prove me right yesterday! The Giants took a page right out of the Cowboys playbook. Instead of pounding the rock with Brandon Jacobs and company at the windy Meadowlands. They determined that putting the ball in the hands of the great Elisha would better serve them. Elisha continued his domination of NFL defenses, Elisha went for a MIND BLOWING 15 of 29 for 169 yards and ZERO touchdowns and 2 interceptions. Now everyone would think that this was caused by all the pressure that the Eagles put on him. Problem is Elisha was not sacked one time ALL DAY! Ouch that hurts! Giants fans all year have enjoyed themselves to the highest level. They have all joined in on bashing the Cowboys coaching staff and how “Stupid” they are, well guess what? Welcome to the club! A trained monkey could have seen what the Giants needed to do to win yesterday, yet they still would not change the game-plan. How is the game-plan going into the game not “give the ball to Jacobs”? It’s called EGO! The coaches of the Giants were so confident that they could do whatever they wanted, that the Eagles posed no problem to them, and they believed the hype. Sounds just like the 2007 & 2008 Dallas Cowboys! After watching the Giants become sooooooo one dimensional, the Giants are now saying that they would “absolutely” want to bring back Plaxico! It’s amazing to me for all the shit Dallas took for “bringing cancers into the locker room” (mainly from Giants fans) that now they are more than willing to bring back Plax! Like I said here teams will do whatever it takes to win, and should! In closing I only have one other thing to say to Giants fans. “PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN GLASS HOUSES SHOULD NOT THROW STONES”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ADVERTISEMENT Related Topics:New York GiantsPlaxico Burress Up Next The First Annual “Thug Awards” Don't Miss Sighhhhh….. Phillip Baggett Advertisement You may like Takeaway Tuesday: Awuzie and Lewis Impress, Concerns Around Dez Bryant Film Room: How Dak Prescott Beat The Giants’ Blitz Sean’s Scout: Big Plays, Timely Defense See Cowboys Sweep Giants DAL 30, NYG 10: Cowboys Survive Trap Game vs Giants Cowboys, Giants Injury Report for Week 14 Sunday Morning Wishlist: DAL Cowboys @ NY Giants 8 Comments BetAgainstMe The Giants dissapointed me, this week, but I’m still not sold on the Eagles bags030404 I would agree with you on the Eagles. They have a very tough road ahead of them. Is this weekends game a possible “let down” game for them? Pierce34 Notice how Mike D has gone into seclusion! Oh poor Elisha just when everyone wanted to get on their knees and juggle your balls you fall apart and look like the giant douche that you are. Feel the pain Giants fans! Mike D Relax bitches! I am still here, just been buisy emailing both Al Davis(begging him to hire Gillbride)and Giants ownership(to put a roof on that new stadium)and I would still rather have Eli over Tony Chokmo every dayy of the week. Say what you want, you cant take away that magical Run Eli had last year winning 4 straight road playoff games and leading a 2 minute 4th QTR come back to beat the 18-0 Pats. You also cant take Back Romo choking in his three playoff Oppurtunities (Eagle game was bascially a playoff game). I also think it is sad that the only thing you assclowns have to be happy about is NYG not repeating as World champs. I guess your trying to deflect your embarasment of your beloved Cowgirls beong the Laughingstock of the NFL 3 years running. Dont get me wrong, I am PISSED about losing to the Egirls, BUT I understand you cant win it every year, especially when you loose your 2 best Defensive players(Osi/Strahan) and your 2 best offensive players (Plax/Shockey). A 12-4 finish and another NFC East Title is nothing to be ashamed of and I am still proud of my Team. (Something you Cowplop fans wouldnt understand)Fortunantly with 10 draft picks and the best GM in th NFL the Giants will be right back in the Thick of things. Meanwhile you guys have to deal with a clueless jackass at Head Coach whos never won a playoff game, A choke artist at QB who’s never won a big game, A declining crybaby at WR who only excels at throwing teamates under the bus, an aging Oline that falls apart at the end of every year and another WR that you gave up 3 picks for(what did he average like 3 catches per draft pick??). Oh I almost forgot your Terrible secondary and Meddling, Moraless Owner, who’s seen more face lifts(10?) then playoff wins(0) over the last 13 years!!! So basically you guys can look foward to Being Eli’s and The Giants Bitches for another few years at least. bags030404 Somebody is upset! Lighten up it is supposed to be fun! Eagle Nut Great Blog. Philly is hot, but the G-men should have won that game. We can’t help it that Romo has the worst winters ever, but my advice to you cowpokes out there (Jerry, you had better be listening), GET RID OF THOSE EGOMANIACS IN YOUR LOCKER ROOM!!!!!!!!! They are all cancer for any team and belong either in Dertoit, Oakland, Kansas City, or jail. Get rid of them, draft some rookies to fill in those spots, and in a few years you’ll be in a better position to make the playoffs. Good luck to you guys. You’re gonna need it. bags030404 Thanks for the support! I agree a lot of moves need to be made! BIGBLUE yeah the eagles are the best team ever…now all they have to do is beat the cardinals and their in…oops FLY EAGLES FLY Star Blog Are the Dallas Cowboys Building a Championship Defense? Published 5 hours ago on January 16, 2018 By Sean Martin Three of the four teams remaining in the NFL playoffs — a win away from the Super Bowl — ranked within the top four defensively in yards per game allowed this season. The other is the defending-champion New England Patriots, who of course were expected to reach yet another AFC Championship game, thanks to Tom Brady and Bill Belichick. Somewhere between this field, losing their 2017 hopes at a deep playoff run to injuries, suspensions, and just poor execution at times, are the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys ranked eighth in yards allowed per game at 318.1 this season. On the surface, all this provides hope that typically springs eternal around the league through the offseason. It has been far too long since the Cowboys defense matched the skill level of the team’s offense, but Rod Marinelli’s unit (not exactly by design) outplayed that of Scott Linehan’s at times through this 9-7 campaign. This defensive rebuild in Dallas began with the admission that this group had reached their ceiling in the offseason, as the Cowboys let long-time starters like CB Morris Claiborne, CB Brandon Carr, S Barry Church (now with the Jaguars), and S J.J. Wilcox go in free agency. Dallas Cowboys CB Jourdan Lewis, CB Chidobe Awuzie, S Xavier Woods (AP Photo / Ron Jenkins) For a team with Super Bowl aspirations, looking to turn over an entire secondary in a division featuring Carson Wentz, Eli Manning, and Kirk Cousins as quickly as the Cowboys did was a risky move. Their confidence in hitting on draft picks paid off though. The Cowboys’ bright future is predicated on the likes of CB Chidobe Awuzie, CB Jourdan Lewis, and S Xavier Woods. With two young starters at cornerback, the sky truly is the limit the this Cowboys defense. And they’ll play in support of an offense with more than enough talent to return to form in 2018. As it stands now under Rod Marinelli, the Cowboys defense is built to keep everything in front of them, and get bodies to the football. This coverage-friendly approach could be taken to new heights with Lewis and Awuzie on the outside, along with Anthony Brown finding a home in the slot. All three cornerbacks have excelled at using their speed, length, and technique to get their hands on passes. Dallas Cowboys DE DeMarcus Lawrence Of course, games are won in the trenches, where the idea of the Cowboys defensive line ever rising to the level of their offensive line was laughable until recently. Whether it’s with the franchise tag or a long-term extension, sack-artist DeMarcus Lawrence looks to be an all-important member of this entire team moving forward. A healthy Lawrence was a nightmare for opposing right tackles in 2017. He earned a national spotlight each week on his way to the quarterback 14-and-a-half times. Making it look easy at times, Lawrence is a refined rusher with the speed and power to win inside and out. The RDE position remains a sore spot in need of talent as this Cowboys defense looks to take the next step, but there’s hope for the likes of Randy Gregory, Charles Tapper, and Taco Charlton to get the job done, along with veteran starter Tyrone Crawford. With Crawford at RDE for much of 2017, running the ball against the Cowboys front was a tall order. His ability to capture the corner against left tackles came as a pleasant surprise to many, and once in position, the defensive captain chased down plenty of plays. Tyrone Crawford wasn’t the only pleasant surprise on the Dallas Cowboys defensive line this season. Rookie Taco Charlton looked like an entirely different player to close a first year in Dallas that began with completely uninspiring results. Charlton — having the physical traits to play at the next level — was never a question out of Michigan. He may never be a player to take over games for a defense, which the Cowboys couldn’t have expected to find at DE selecting 28th overall, but an improved player at DE and DT could be an incredibly valuable asset for the Cowboys in 2018 and beyond. This leaves the Cowboys linebacker corps, where we find the best example of young potential on the entire defense. Amazingly playing in all 16 games, LB Jaylon Smith is in line to take a massive step forward in year two. Smith closed his season looking enticingly close to the player he was at Notre Dame, an encouraging sign as the Cowboys look to become less dependent on Sean Lee on this side of the ball. Lee and Smith paired together would give the Cowboys a middle-of-the-field presence to rival the best in the league. Both players have exceptional range and awareness to run down plays from sideline to sideline. Anthony Hitchens, an impending free agent, is another valuable piece at LB with his ready ability to play all three positions at a relatively high level. Dallas Cowboys LB Sean Lee Stefon Diggs racing to the end zone with no time left to send the Vikings to the NFC Championship game will be the lasting image of this past Divisional Round weekend, an offensive play that will live on forever. A closer look at these games and the teams that survived them reveals a collective trust in defenses, a trust the Cowboys could be blissfully close to with their own young defense. The Cowboys are likely losing one of the smarter minds behind their defense in recent years, with Matt Eberflus ticketed for Josh McDaniel’s staff, and are still in need of a secondary coach after not retaining Joe Baker. In a league where better talent typically prevails though, the possibility of the Cowboys building a championship defense for next season and beyond may not be far off. With defenses in Jacksonville and Philadelphia providing the hope that both teams can pull off the impossible and reach the Super Bowl on Sunday, will defensive potential be enough for Dallas to get through this long offseason and start the even longer path back to their first NFC Championship game in 21 seasons? Tell us what you think about “Are the Dallas Cowboys Building a Championship Defense?” in the comments below. You can also email me at Sean.Martin@InsideTheStar.com, or Tweet to me at @SeanMartinNFL! ADVERTISEMENT Continue Reading Star Blog Can Rico Gathers Make Cowboys Offense More “Dak-Friendly”? Published 7 hours ago on January 16, 2018 By Brian Martin The Dallas Cowboys unfortunately face all kinds of questions heading into the 2018 offseason. Right now, there are no answers to those questions, which means we’ll just have to sit back and take a wait-and-see approach. But, one question that absolutely has to be answered is how to make the Cowboys offense more Dak Prescott friendly. Offensively, the Dallas Cowboys had an extremely disappointing year in 2017. Suspensions and injuries are the main culprits for the disappointment, but the Dallas Cowboys haven’t really changed things much in the scheme or personnel to help Dak Prescott succeed. The sad truth is, the Dallas Cowboys are still operating as if Tony Romo is the starting quarterback. It’s pretty much the same personnel and scheme, but it really doesn’t suit Prescott. It’s time for that to change. Unfortunately, this isn’t something that will happen overnight. The Cowboys spent years putting together the personnel to help Romo. Just when they thought they had the missing piece — by drafting Ezekiel Elliott, Romo sustained a back injury, pretty much ending his career. Anyway you look at it, the offensive personnel needs to improve in order to make this team more “Dak-friendly”. Enter Tight End Rico Gathers. Dallas Cowboys TE Rico Gathers The Dallas Cowboys have invested two years in Rico Gathers’ development, but with the exception of a few flashes in preseason, they haven’t benefited from the fruits of their labor. The 2018 season should be Gathers’ coming-out party. We all witnessed what the Cowboys offense looks like when they are forced to rely on the passing game. Dak Prescott struggled to find any kind of consistency throwing the ball — with the options he had at his disposal in 2017 — while Ezekiel Elliott served a six-game suspension. Defenses decided to take Prescott’s favorite target out of the equation by bracketing Cole Beasley in coverage. Then, they also devoted extra attention Dez Bryant‘s way, making it difficult to get him the ball. The only other option left really was Jason Witten on simple check downs. And that is what the future Hall of Famer has been reduced to. Jason Witten is no longer the threat he once was. Yes, he is still a reliable target, but his age is starting to catch up to him, which has unfortunately robbed him of some of his athleticism. We will no longer see Witten stretch the field down the seam, or run many routes further than 10 yards. That’s why I think Rico Gathers could be a difference maker in 2018, especially for Dak Prescott. Prescott needs more than an outlet receiver at the TE position. No offense to Jason Witten, but that’s pretty much what he has become at this point in his career. Rico Gathers on the other hand is not only different from Witten, but also provides a different skill set than any other TE on the Cowboys roster. He’s a big target with athleticism, who cannot only move the chains, but stretch the field and break tackles in the open field. Gathers’ sheer size alone creates mismatch problems against smaller defensive backs and linebackers, but his athleticism should allow him to create separation, something which fits into what Prescott needs from his receivers. There is no reason why the Dallas Cowboys coaching staff can’t find a way to incorporate Rico Gathers’ unique skill set into the offense. They may not truly trust him to be an every down player, but that’s not happening anyway, not with Jason Witten on the roster. If it was me, I would have a few packages in the playbook specifically designed for Gathers. I not only think this will help him grow as a player, but help the Cowboys offense become more “Dak-friendly”. Can Rico Gathers make the Cowboys offense more “Dak-friendly”? ADVERTISEMENT Continue Reading Star Blog Months Later, it Seems Jaguars S Barry Church was Right Published 24 hours ago on January 15, 2018 By Kevin Brady About five months ago, before the 2017 NFL season had even begun, former Cowboys safety Barry Church made comments which made Cowboys Nation scratch their heads. Now a Jacksonville Jaguar, Church said his current team was more talented than his former, the Dallas Cowboys. At the time, many fans and writers alike laughed off his comments and chalked it up to typical preseason hype. Most people thought Church was crazy for suggesting a 13-3 team had less talent than the Jacksonville Jaguars, a team led by Blake Bortles. Well, five months later, it’s become clear Barry Church was right. Brian Chojnacki on Twitter Jaguars safety Barry Church says he feels this Jags team has more talent than his #Cowboys squad last season. Dallas went 13-3. https://t.co/EcbxfUGsvy This weekend the Jaguars went on the road to Pittsburgh, and came away with a wire-to-wire victory in January. The Jaguars were the more physical team from start to finish, and dominated from the opening kick off. On the road. Against the vaunted Pittsburgh Steelers. Now the Jaguars are preparing to do something the Cowboys haven’t done in two decades: play in a conference championship game. The Jaguars and Cowboys will be linked for the next decade or so due to decisions each made during the 2016 NFL Draft. And while it appeared the Cowboys pushed all the right buttons in 2016, it now looks as if the Jaguars are preparing to compete for AFC supremacy for years to come. With their talented secondary, dominant defense, and physical rushing attack, the Jaguars have built their team in the mold of past champions. 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