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Bittersweet Confirmation

A lot of the posters on the site had a gut feeling that our offense had pretty terrible starting position and that really affected our ability to drive the ball.

I had been looking for this for quite some time, and Football Outsiders finally came through for us.

LoS/Dr, in other words the average starting line of scrimmage for offensive drives.

I really figured we would be in the bottom 3 of the league as far as how far our offense has to drive in order to punch one into the end zone, and I wasn't off by far. The Dallas Cowboys offense is ranked 29th in the league in 2010 for our average starting position, at the 27.42 yard line. Despite that, the Cowboys are ranked 7th in drive success rate; and coincidentally are the 7th best offense at driving the ball. We average 32.88 yards gained every time our offense has the ball, and disappointingly enough should be higher if it weren't for a major case of the dropsies Roy Williams voodoo'd onto the other receivers in order to cure his own hex. What's also funny is that our defense is right in line with Wade Phillips' M.O., allowing 29.17 yards per drive and being 16th in the league. What's not average though is how many times the opponents can expect to hang points on us every time they touch the ball, every 25.8 percent good for 28th in the league.

You guys can flip through the previous years, I have to get going and will have to post from my cell phone from here on out.

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