Jason Garrett will make it through the bye week after a 49-17 loss to New Orleans, preaching the importance of not overreacting to by far his worst game in two-plus years since he was the midseason replacement for Wade Phillips.
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 Dallas Cowboys have a lot of problems, both on offense and defense, and vice president Stephen Jones said everyone needs to be evaluated. Here is a look at some of the problems.
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.
Former NFL LB and current CBS analyst Bart Scott doesn’t blame the players for Dallas’s defensive struggles, but instead believes Monte Kiffin’s Tampa 2 scheme is at fault.
The Dallas Cowboys defense has given up an average of 409 yards a game this season. While owner Jerry Jones said he wants to cut Monte Kiffin some slack, something needs to change soon.
Last spring, in Rod Marinelli’s first-ever meeting with his players after taking the job as Dallas Cowboys defensive line coach, he grabbed their attention by opening a speech with five simple words:
Jason Hatcher isn’t sure if he should be called a vocal leader for the Dallas Cowboys. The defensive tackle’s words and actions say he should.
DeMarcus Ware finished the Dallas Cowboys’ third game of the NFL season with two sacks, giving him 115 for his career. That allowed him to surpass Harvey Martin for the most in team history.
Ball-hawking defense was a scene that played out constantly during practice in the offseason and training camp for the Cowboys – pretty much ever since Monte Kiffin and Rod Marinelli showed up in January.
The Fake Monte Kiffin calls a Houston sports talk radio station, and the crew discusses the rumored use of angel dust by murder suspect Aaron Hernandez.
The Raiders’ come-from-behind 19-17 victory in this exhibition meeting left precious few other Cowboys position groups in celebratory moods.