Unless the Dallas Cowboys win their sixth Super Bowl championship, offensive coordinator Jason Garrett should be fired at the end of the season for the way he has handled the running back situation in Dallas.
The Cowboys have three capable backs–three guys who very well could all start on other teams. It is how Jason Garrett decides to use these three backs that is baffling most people. You can read about it here.
It is this following quote that shocks me:
“I think the thing you’ve got to be careful of is letting the numbers skew you. Marion has been a guy who has been a short-yardage runner for us, he’s been a goal-line runner for us, so a lot of times you can be effective in those areas and don’t have a lot of yards per attempts. He gets some of those touches that some of the other guys don’t, but I think each of them have played well in all the areas throughout the year. We’ve just got to keep giving them chances to play.”
Stats? Stats? Who is talking stats? You want to talk stats? Marion Barber has never rushed above 1,000 yards in a season. That is unheard of for a starting running back paid his salary. Unheard of!
He hasn’t been the same since the Cowboys released Julius Jones, and Barber was ushered into the spotlight. His carries went up, but his output went down.
I personally do not see any reason to even let Barber on the field until the second half, and hope the Cowboys have the lead.
Felix Jones and Tashard Choice should be splitting the carries in the first half. They are more of an offensive threat than Barber alone.
Jason Garrett’s arrogance in this situation is reason to fire him in my personal opinion.