Until reading this story about Flozell Adams’ conduct in this past Sunday’s Cowboys-Giants game, I had not heard of his previous misconduct this season. In fact, I might have thought that he was a relatively classy player, just because I hadn’t heard anything negative up to that point. But, considering that he has been fined twice already this season, and particularly in light of the fact that this is his second run-in with Tuck in as many games, I definitely think the NFL needs to suspend him, perhaps for the rest of this year. If they don’t take a harsh stance on this, it makes it more likely for retaliatory escalations in games between the two teams. Anyway, that’s just my two cents on this issue. Kudos to the Cowboys fans in the comments of the ESPN story that call Adams’ behavior out.
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A couple of weeks ago, Jason Lisk wrote this post over at the PFR.com blog on the likelihood of Frank Gore becoming the 49ers all time leading rusher. In that post, he referred to another post from three years ago, which looked at the probability of certain players breaking Emmitt Smith’s career rushing record. Two years ago, I thought that LaDainian Tomlinson had the best shot at breaking Emmitt’s record of anyone currently playing. But, he seems to be slowing down quite a bit recently. With these posts in mind, I started to think that the changes in the NFL game may actually make it less likely for any RB to break Emmitt’s record.
This past weekend, Miles Austin of the Dallas Cowboys and Roddy White of the Atlanta Falcons each had over 200 receiving yards. Seeing that made me wonder how many other times this has happened in the NFL. As it turns out, according to my research anyway, this has happened only 7 times since 1960, prior to this weekend. To see who the other players were, click the link to read the rest of the post.
Last night on Monday Night Football, the Carolina Panthers and Dallas Cowboys played the second game ever in Cowboys Stadium. Both teams were in need of a win, for Carolina to avoid an 0-3 start and Dallas to avoid starting 0-2 in their new home. After the Panthers shut out the Cowboys in the first half for a 7-0 lead, Dallas returned the favor on their way to a 21-0 win. But, what can the numbers tell us about how it happened? As I have done with several games in this season, here I wanted to look at this game from my own analytical perspective.
Looking forward to the upcoming NFL week, it looks to me like the most anticipated game nationally will be the Sunday Night Football matchup between the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys. This should be an exciting matchup of marquis quarterbacks and two of the more accomplished teams in the NFL, with a combined 8 Super Bowl championships. In some ways it may be considered a clashing of styles, with the historically smash mouth Giants going to Dallas to visit the more flashy Cowboys. You can find a complete traditional preview at this ESPN article. But for me, like I did in my recent statistical review posts, I wanted to look at this game from a statistical standpoint rather than discussing how this or that player looked in the last game.
Coming off of a 13-3 record in 2007, the Cowboys were among the favorites to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl before the 2008 season. Unfortunately for Cowboys fans, several issues appeared in 2008 to derail what began as a promising season. TO whining, Tony Romo’s injury, and struggles on defense during Romo’s injury led to losses that ultimately cost the team a playoff berth. Coming off of those issues, how likely are they to repeat (or surpass) the success of 2007?