The Dallas Cowboys offense looked lost today in the 7-6 victory over the Washington Redskins in Cowboys Stadium.
The nail-biter of a game ended with a Anthony Spencer interception of a tipped pass.
The Cowboys played a team down to their third-string running back and a slew of injuries to the offensive line. Yet, the Cowboys could only muster one touchdown to Patrick Crayton late in the game.
The Cowboys offenses lacks originality. Although Tony Romo was 7-7 on that final game-winning drive, before that he had only one catch by a wide receiver. One catch. His passes were off. He threw one interceptions but that easily could have been three because two would-be interceptions were just dropped by Redskins defenders.
It doesn’t seem like Jason Garrett, the Cowboys offensive coordinator, knows how to use the weapons he has. Felix Jones is not really an up-the-middle type runner, yet that is how the Cowboys used him today. No wildcat plays. No sweeping pitch plays.
As for the passing game, I am beside myself to figure out why this team has not been as explosive as the stats show. After the Thanksgiving game against the Oakland Raiders, who just upset the Bengals, the Cowboys have three straight tough games against the Giants, Chargers and the undefeated Saints.
The only thing that I see is Romo is not throwing “perfect” passes every time, but who does. Roy Williams is not making missed opportunities to make three big catches, receptions were have grown to see from stars like Michael Irvin, Jerry Rice, Cris Carter and Randy Moss.
You can watch the game tape all week, and it’s not easy pinpointing what exactly is wrong with the passing game. At this stage of the season, players shouldn’t be lost on routes, and Romo should be well-acquainted with the plays.