As the old saying goes there is no “I” in team, well Cowboy fans it also looks like there is no “O” in Dallas. After watching Tony Romo get beat up by a Buccaneers team that gave up over 600 yards in total offense the prior week to the NY Giants, and struggle against a very average Seattle team, I think it is time to ask – just what is wrong with the offense in Dallas?
Is it Jason Garrett’s play calling, numerous dropped passes, an unstable O-line, multiple false start and holding penalities, or did we just over-rate the offensive talent of our football team? I liked that Garrett tried to at least mix things up somewhat and went No-Huddle at times Sunday like this Landry Hat writer suggested some weeks back, but more changes are needed if our Cowboys are going to challenge the elite teams in this league.
Where are the double back sets using Murray and Jones together out of the backfield so they can run short check off passing routes, and where are the deep pass attempts by Romo? Other then the Ogletree pass in week one, Garrett has all but forgotten the deep BIG play that this offense is built on. This offense has no Identity and is currently ranked in the bottom 3rd of the NFL right in the same spot as the Cleveland Browns & Jacksonville Jaguars. This conservative boring offense style needs to change Immediately. With over 80% of every NFL team running the same offensive plays, the only distinct advantage you can gain is by speeding up your pace and calling non conservative plays at times when the defense can’t make the necessary adjustments. With pass interference penalities at a all time high due to the replacemnet refs, and the #1 ranked defense in the NFL, it is time for the Cowboys to finally take off the training wheels and let it fly by running a deep attack No Huddle Offense the entire game. This is the only way this years team can only begin to think about achieving its goal of another word that requires an “O” – The SuperBowl.