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09/02/2014

"Experts" predict the Dallas Cowboys season

Jason+Garrett+Detroit+Lions+v+Dallas+Cowboys+tLVF6OPN96blThe Dallas Cowboys start their season on Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers, meaning it is the time to get it on the record.

I am on record with the Dallas Cowboys finishing 10-6. Yes, it is a schtick pick. I have been picking 10-6 for the previous three seasons, and I will stick with 10-6 until it happens.

Here is an informal poll ranging from local media, national media and anybody else I could find to give me a Dallas Cowboys prediction:

Albert Breer, NFL Network: 6-10

Deborah Ferguson, KDFW NBC 5 morning host:
 6-10

Steve Lamb, WBAP sports director: 5-11

Howard Bryant, ESPN.com senior writer: 7-9

Cedric Golden, Austin-American Statesman columnist: 6-10

Eddie Gossage, Texas Motor Speedway president: 5-11 (only home win)

Mark Davis, DFW conservative radio host: 7-9 (and that's optimistic. Tell me why it should be better. Huge questions at QB, defense and head coach. Other than that, everything is awesome)

Brian Estridge, WBAP morning radio host and voice of TCU Horned Frogs: 5-11

Gina Miller, former CBS 11 & ThatSportsGirl star: An incredibly optimistic 8-8

Calvin Watkins, ESPNDallas.com writer:
6-10

Jane Slater, DFW CBS Channel 11: 7-9

Week-9-patrick-craytonPatrick Crayton, former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver: 8-8. But only if offense averages 37.3 points per game.

Daryl "Razor" Reaugh, color analyst of Dallas Stars: 5-9-2

Steve Dennis, Dallas Cowboys TV: 6-10

Bob Sturm, 1310 The Ticket: 6-10

Gregg Doyel, CBS Sports columnist: 5-11

Michael Young, retired Texas Rangers infielder: 8-8. Brutal schedule. Seattle, Arizona and New Orleans are beating them. I have them splitting with Indy and Chicago. 

Ralph Strangis, Dallas Stars play by play man: 8-8. Playing the percentages in a .500 league.

Jason LaConfora, CBS NFL Insider: 6-10, third in the NFC East

Tim Love, Fort Worth celebrity chef: 9-7

Suzy Solis, former CBS 11 news reporter: It pains me to predict but I predict 5-11

Mike Modano, retired Dallas Stars center and Hockey Hall of Fame inductee: 4-12

Brad Sham, Dallas Cowboys radio voice: I respectfully decline

Bob Ray Sanders, Fort Worth Star-Telegram metro columnist: 6-10, but you can never tell with this team

Gil Brandt, NFL.com contributor: 8-8

Babe Laufenberg, Dallas Cowboys radio color analyst & CBS 11 sports director: I am following Sham's lead!

Mike Doocy, Fox 4 sports director: 7-9. University of Iowa's record - 12-0

Chuck Cooperstein, Dallas Mavericks radio voice & sports savant: 7-9. Florida will finish a very misleading 7-5. They're a better team than that.

George Riba, WFAA Sports reporter: 7-9

Jeff "Skin" Wade, 105.3 The Fan host:
7-9

DalehansenDale Hansen, WFAA Sports director: 7-9 if Romo healthy. Subtract 1 win for every game he is injured.

Jon Machota, Dallas Morning News writer: 7-9

Joe Trahan, WFAA Sports director:
7-9

Cory Magoers, 105.3 The Fan host: 10-6

Drew Davison, FW Star-Telegram Dallas Cowboys writer: 5-11

Schuyler Dixon, AP Sports Writer: 6-10

Charean Williams, FW Star-Telegram Dallas Cowboys writer
: 7-9

Rainer Saban, Dallas Morning News  Dallas Cowboys writer: 6-10

Chris Arnold, 105.3 The Fan: 6-10

Jordan-daigle-cowboys-twitter-boyfriend-3Clarence E. Hill Jr., FW Star-Telegram Dallas Cowboys writer
: 7-9

Todd Archer, ESPNDallas.com Dallas Cowboys writer
: 8-8

Ted Madden, WFAA sports reporter
: 6-10

Shan Shariff, 105.3 The Fan radio host
: 6-10

Brandon George, Dallas Morning News Dallas Cowboys writer
: 7-9

David Moore, Dallas Morning News Dallas Cowboys writer
: 6-10

Tim MacMahon, ESPN Dallas sports writer
: 8-8

Gavin Dawson, 105.3 The Fan radio host
: 5-11

Ty Duffy, The Big Lead writer
: 8-8

Bud Kennedy, FW Star-Telegram metro columnist: It feels like 6-10 but I'll give them the benefit of the doubt and say 7-9.

Robert Littal, Black Sports Online: I wanted to say 8-8. I think the divsion is weak enough to squeeze out 7 wins. 

Mike Taylor, host of Mike Taylor Show on Ticket 760 in San Antonio: 4-12. Rock bottom.

R.J. Choppy, 105.3 The Fan host: 8-8.

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Comments

Davidmar

If ever there has been a year to tank, it would be this one. I see 0-2 v Philly, 1-1 v Giants and Redskins. 2-4 in the division plus non-division losses to the 49ers, Saints, Seahawks, Bears, Cardinals, and Colts. We're looking at 6-10 this year.

troy aikman

Not a bad piece. You need to see if you can get Jerry Jones to go on record with his prediction.

All I'm betting on this season for our Cowboys is Tony Romo gets paid.

big reg in arlington

It might sound crazy but look for our Boys to win the division. Our division ain't all that and this season is going to be full of a few little surprises.

Dean Z

Why would any experts be following the Cowbots? Their only relevance to the NFL is to provide an automatic "w" for any playoff team. This year will be ugly.

Peter Campbell

I don't know what this teams record will be. What I do know is where they will be at the in the of the year and that is no worst that #3 when it comes around for the 2015 draft.

I'm past blaming Jerry Jones for the state of this team. While he is the main reason they are this bad, the thousands of fans who fill up AT&T stadium on Sundays are as equally complicit as well.

Signing Michael Sam in my view wasn't a desperation move because their defensive front is worst than atrocious.

In my opinion it is because of something Jerry Jones said about three years ago and that is "Whenever the media is talking about the Dallas Cowboys is a good thing because its making money"

Its not Michael Sam's fault that he is gay and he shouldn't have to apologize for it. On the other hand, his mere presence on the team probably doesn't set well with 20 - 25 players but they are not going to say anything.

Jay Ratliff and Kyle Orton didn't want to be on this team for whatever reason but one of the reasons is more likely because of Jerry Jones. They probably did not see the atmosphere as one that is designed to win and compete.

Jerry Jones is worse that the former St. Louis Football Cardinals owner Bill Bidwell. They were a joke, but what a difference that team became when the old man stepped down.

When New England was dangling Ryan Mallett out there to the Houston Texans after they drafted rookie QB Jimmy Garoppolo out Eastern Illinois.

The Patriots wanted a #1 pick from the Texans but the Texans weren't stupid enough to do that. Instead they waited till teams had to get down to the mandatory 53 man roster, essentially thwarting any leverage the Pats may have had or thought they had.

So the Pats relented and traded Mallett to the Texans for a conditional pick instead. The reason I brought up the Texans and them being smart is because Jerry Jones would have probably given New England a #1 and a #4 and a future conditional pick all for a guy that hasn't done anything.

And it was because Mallett is an Ex-Razorback is the reason a lot of Sports writers had put out rumors after the draft that Mallett would be going to Dallas.

Jerry Jones has always over gave when making drafts after Jimmy Johnson left. The two most notable are Joey Galloway and Roy Williams.

Michael Sam being on the PS is only to keep the Dallas Cowboys in the conversation. I challenge anyone to dispute that every year after another team wins a Super Bowl if they get as much press as the Dallas Cowboys.

That's because Jerry Jones is a master in making a sorry outfit that he owns, runs and has destroyed to stay relevant. With Jerry its all about the 'Cha Ching' instead of wins.

Carl

I've got them going 2-14. Losing the best two players off the worst defense in the NFL is a tough route to winning.

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