Special teams breakdown, little urgency, and crucial flags were the key to the Dallas Cowboys loss against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. There is no acceptable reason to explain the repeated failure that the Cowboys are putting out. Both DeMarco Murray and Felix Jones ran for nearly 100 yards a piece, the offense looked their best since the season opener against the New York Giants. So, why is it that this Dallas Cowboys team always finds a way to shoot themselves in the foot and hurt their chances of winning?
It’s simply a lack of discipline from the coaching staff. Yes, the coaching staff that has only been less than decent for the last couple of years. It appears that the Cowboys coaching staff hasn’t done a well enough job to prepare this Cowboys team. The team constantly struggles to get plays off on time and they lack discipline and motivation when getting lined up and when exiting the field. This all falls back on Jason Garretts’ inability to handle the responsibilities of both a head coach and an offensive coordinator.
The only way for this Cowboys team to become a true contender for a title anytime soon is if Jerry Jones hires the right personnel to run this team. Jerry Jones ability as a GM has definitely been a cut above the rest and he follows through by bringing in big talent to Dallas, yet where he lacks in judgment is in his coaching staff. Let’s face it, when Wade Phillips was fired and left a team that was viewed by many as a possible playoff contender, Jerry Jones could have brought any coach in and they would have likely taken the job. Instead, Jerry Jones went with Jason Garrett an offensive coordinator who as of right now hasn’t done anything to prove Jerry right.
This team needs a leader, a person that will face all adversity when the chips are stacked against them, and a coach that will hold a person accountable for their mistakes. The Dallas Cowboys need a coach who when under pressure will make the final call. They don’t need a push over coach like Garrett who lets the quarterback do what he pleases. Enough of the struggle and hope, the Dallas Cowboys community deserves a reliable leader that will without a doubt take them to the Super Bowl. So, if Garrett can’t find a way to coach the Cowboys out of this mess, expect Jerry Jones to lay down the law and find a person with the right attitude for the job.