The Dallas offense hasn’t been the same since Romo had the first 500-yard passing game in franchise history in a wild 51-48 loss to the Denver Broncos and Peyton Manning five weeks ago.
The resistance to change is understandable. Garrett’s entire foundation – not just as a coach but as a person – is unflappability. And Jones’ stated position is sound as well.
The offseason decision to give play-calling duties to Bill Callahan was full of drama. But Jerry Jones was very clear on Tuesday when asked if the responsibility could change hands yet again.
The Dallas Cowboys were beaten and battered heading into Sunday night’s game against the Saints. They left New Orleans in even worse shape.
As they head into an eagerly anticipated matchup on Sunday night, the Saints (6-2) and Cowboys (5-4) have little margin for error if they want to maintain tenuous perches atop their divisions.
Coach Garrett stops by the Miller Lite club during the post-game show to rib Jesse Holley.
Garrett says offensive balance would help out the offensive line, the defense, and the team as a whole. So why didn’t the Cowboys run the ball more on Sunday?
The narratives are so often repeated now that they go beyond “cliché.’’ They’ve created grooves so deep in the Dallas Cowboys’ long-playing record that the needle stabs through the wax.
It’s a little hard to figure out what the Cowboys have on defense. They’ve won games with takeaways and flashes of dominance but now carry the distinction of the only unit in NFL history to allow four 400-yard passers in one year.
Ben does some investigative reporting and he’s coming to the conclusion that head coach Jason Garrett may be losing the faith of the Cowboys.
Bryant’s antics are the least of the problems for Dallas with a defense facing more injury issues after allowing a last-second touchdown and the most yards in franchise history in Detroit’s 31-30 win.