It is obvious that Jason Garrett had little faith in the reconstructed offensive line. Quick passes and outside runs dominated the Cowboys play calling against the Washington Redskins. Mental errors plagued the Cowboys throughout the entire game ranging from the coaching staff, to the players, and the biggest mental mistake was believing the offensive line had sufficient depth prior to the start of the season.
This was a team effort to lose the game. David Buehler made two special teams tackles (which isn’t good since the returner has passed a majority of the Cowboys defenders) and missed what many would be considered a gimmie kick (34 yards). Scandrick jumped offsides on a 4th down and 3 to give the Skins a first down. Roy Williams played well, though he did have an opportunity to play great if he caught the deep ball. Dez Bryant misread the blitz which nearly lead to a Romo interception (notice that Bryant was in on the last play of the game). Phillips elected to go forward with a drive before the end of the first half despite starting near the Cowboys 30 and having no timeouts. Choice subsequently was placed in a position where he fumbled. Barber seemed to leave yards on the table rather than pounding his way forward. Barron… what can you say about Barron. I don’t think I have had any desire to watch the Rams play football in several years (save for their victory over the Cowboy in 2008), but how does Jerry Jones bring in one of the most penalized players in the game to protect the most important player on the Cowboys roster. I previously expressed concern about Brewster‘s technique and footwork. I’m not sure Barron has an understanding of how to play at offensive line.
And the final play of the game was indicative of the entire game. Romo makes every effort to keep the Cowboys in the game only to have errors negate his efforts. If there is a bright side, it is that Colombo returns next week. This is a memorable game, and it sickens me.