The Dallas Cowboys penalty situation has plagued them for years. Even when the team was doing well, they always found a way to shoot themselves in the foot.
Watching the press conference with Jason Garrett the day it was announced that he was taking over as head coach for the Dallas Cowboys, he said he would work on the discipline problems and getting the Cowboys back to the glory days.
In 2011 that did not happen.
Whether it is chalked up to a lack of an off season or a rookie head coach or minimal quality player personnel or a combination of all of the above, this is a major area that needs to be addressed and ASAP.
In Jason Garrett’s defense, the yardage they were penalized went down from650 yardsin the 2010 season to641 yardsin the 2011 season, however the number of penalties increased from 79 penalties in the 2010 season to 85 penalties in the 2011 season.
It should be interesting to see in the 2012 season if these numbers continue to decrease in yardage and hopefully in the amount of penalties that are called.
Maybe this upcoming NFL Season, Jason Garrett and the players, (especially with a full off-season and second year for both the defensive and offensive coordinators), will be accountable for their mistakes because next year no one will be able to blame it on a lack of an off-season.
They need to drop those penalties down in order to make a legit run into the playoffs.