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Thread: Shannon Sharpe explains why the Cowboys won’t win 10 games in 2017

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    Shannon Sharpe explains why the Cowboys won’t win 10 games in 2017

    Nick Schwartz
    foxsports.com

    The first 2017 NFL regular-season over/under win totals were released by South Point sportsbook in Las Vegas following the NFL Draft, and the Dallas Cowboys' number was set at 9.5 wins following a 13-3 season that ended in the divisional round of the playoffs.

    Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe predicted Cowboys' 2017 record on Tuesday's episode of Undisputed, and while Bayless is confident Dak Prescott will lead Dallas to 10-plus wins, Sharpe sees misery in the Cowboys' future.

    ...... Shannon Sharpe : “I’m looking into the future, the smoke and the haze is starting to clear. I see pain and misery. I see nine wins. I believe they’ll be 9-7.

    I know what you’re doing, and I know what a lot of other people are doing. You’re basing it on how well the rookies played last year from last year’s draft class. You’re looking at Zeke, you’re looking at Dak.

    How often does that happen, Skip? Normally, if a team is lucky, they’ll have one rookie that plays really, really well. The Dallas Cowboys had two.

    They lost their entire secondary and a defensive lineman. You’re banking on the guys that they signed, the rookies, you’re actually expecting them to play as well as Dak and Zeke did offensively, you’re expecting the guys they drafted to play that well defensively? Don’t you think you’re asking an awful lot?”

    “And there is this one thing that’s burdensome. It’s called expectations. See, now you don’t have that luxury, Dak. You’re not a rookie anymore. The expectation now is to do exactly what you did last year and even more.

    It’s not good enough to win 11 straight. They’re expecting you to win every ballgame, now. They’re expecting you to go further into the playoffs. ‘Well he’s a rookie, he’s playing beyond his years!’ He doesn’t get that luxury anymore.”

    “When you pair expectations with rookies … Skip, you have no idea. I know you would like to think that they’re going to play well, but you have no idea what these guys are going to do, these rookies.

    Now last year, you’ve got to realize, what did Dak do, Skip? They played a last-place schedule. Tell the people at home what’s on the menu this year. A first-place schedule. Expectations, and asking a lot of rookies to come in and be major, major contributors on the side that you’re the weakest on.”


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    ...and if Dak keeps running as much as he did, he'll get hurt. QB's who run that much generally have one outstanding year and then they are injury riddled.
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    I agree , when the legs go , so goes half the ability that got them there in the first place ..
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