It could have started some controversy whenever defensive end Igor Olshansky said that the Cowboys offense needs to stop turning the ball over and start running the ball more. However, due to the severe truth of the statement, no one’s feathers were ruffled and players agreed over the matter.
Starting offensive guard Leonard Davis publicly came out and agreed with Olshansky.
“Shoot, I agreed with that way back,” Davis said. “It is what it is. I can’t get mad at him for saying that. Maybe I probably wouldn’t have said it all like that, been on the radio saying that, but I guess that’s just him.”
“But it’s the truth. It’s the truth. I agree with him. We’ve turned the ball over, we haven’t run the ball well, we’ve had a lot of penalties. I mean, it’s all the obvious things. For him to say that, just that statement, I mean, I agree with it.”
It is refreshing to see players coming out and publicly acknowledging the dreadful play calling that has been haunting the team. The Cowboys have perhaps the best trio of running backs in the league with Marion Barber, Felix Jones, and Tashard Choice. Do they utilize them? No. Jason Garrett is too enamored with the passing attack.
Hopefully these words will resonate throughout the locker room and force a renewed focus on the running attack.