Debacle after debacle on national television Monday night lead to the latest edition of the “blame game” in it looks like the main target was Tony Romo. Although the scrutiny is well deserved, the blame certainly should be shared.
Kevin “Stone-Hands” Ogletree fails to catch a pass, and instead tips it up and into the waiting arms of best turnover creating defense in the league. If he catches that, it’s a first down and three more tries for Romo to punch it in before we get a Dan “The Auto-Man” Bailey field goal.
Dez “Who Needs a Playbook When You’re Swoll Like Me” Bryant runs the wrong read on a route and Romo throws an interception that is eerily similar to one that Romo threw in the season opener last year against the Jets.
Forgive me while I go on a tangent for a little while. One of the rules of economics is that people respond to incentives. This works in both directions, positive incentives and negative incentives. Bench Dez, cut his playing time in half. Let little Cole Beasley or someone who is a student of the playbook get some time in. Prime Dona Dez is in his 3rd year of the NFL and should not be making mistakes like that. Dez is making it harder and harder to defend his abilities because his football IQ shrinks with every passing game.
Tony Romo does deserve a lot of scrutiny. He is the Quarterback and they get all the credit for wins and losses. But I propose an even greater target; Jason Garrett.
The Cowboys were not ready to play Monday night. Just as the Cowboys were not ready to play against Seattle. Whether it be lack of preparation or a bad ‘game plan’, Jason Garrett needs to step it up. He has an excellent coaching staff around him that he needs to make use of. All of his discplined approach is working for making players accountable and on time, but now it’s time to actually get something done in the big games.
Help us Jason Garrett, you’re our only hope.