That is the only word you can use to describe the Dallas Cowboy’s coaches’ clock management as the last, precious, seconds of the game - as well as any chance to win – slipped carelessly away.
Jason Garrett, who we depend on for being smart and in charge, became an idiot who blindly listened to another idiot, Joe DeCamillis, and called time out on his own kicker! Are you kidding me right now!? We iced our own **cking kicker! An embarrassment for a team and a Cowboys Nation that thought they were led by professionals.
It was bad enough that we played uninspired most the game, making me wrong in my prediction that we were done playing down to the level of our competition. This game also makes me wrong that this team is going to be taken seriously. No chance of that now.
Can’t blame this loss on Mr November, Tony Romo played well despite running for his life throughout the game. The Offensive Line could and should have played better I guess, maybe that would have got the running game going. Still, all I can think about is how a-b-s-o-l-u-t-e-l-y stupid the Dallas Cowboys coaches were.
I am going to torture myself for a few days now, as I go over the opportunities we called a time out on. Opportunities like winning our 5th game in a row for the first time since 2007, or the chance to take a 1 game lead over the Falcons and Bears in the wildcard race. Oh, and how ’bout a 2 game lead on the Giants in our own division with the chance to win the division out-right when we play those same NY Giants this coming week. (that was the big one)…GONE with the TIME OUT!
Now for my POINTS and OBSERVATIONS:
-Is the talent level where it needs to be on Defense? No, not at all.
-I don’t see how we can beat the NY Giants the way we play football.
-Don’t the Cowboys practice situational football? Can someone tell Jason Garrett the last 20 seconds of this game is a good situation to add to practice.
-I know Jerry Jones has some pull with Roger Goodell. It’s time to call in a favor and get Arizona off the away game schedule permanently.
-Ever since 1996, the Dallas Cowboys have been 2 steps forward and 2 steps back. That’s a lot of years of hope and disappointment.
My ‘Wastes of Roster Spots’ list:
From my ‘Identifying the Core’ article last week:
I’ve still only identified 3 players.
Tony Romo, Jason Witten, and DeMarcus Ware. This Arizona game did nothing to improve anybody else’s chances of making the list.