The Dallas Cowboys succeeded to disappoint this Sunday, when they left the Georgia dome with a loss that was somewhat expected yet at the same time incredibly disheartening. Even though the Cowboys offense had no turnovers Sunday night, they also didn’t stand out or make any game changing plays.
A big mistake the Cowboys made was not taking advantage of prime opportunities. Dallas had two chances to score touchdowns early on, with a great punt return from Dwayne Harris and a deep 65 yard pass to Kevin Ogletree. Instead the Cowboys failed to reach the end zone and came away with two unsatisfying field goals which simply implied loss of motivation and mistakes.
In addition to wasting opportunities, the offense lacked conviction and was way too conservative during the first three quarters. They rarely went for any big plays and by the time they decided to make them, it was just too late in the fourth quarter to make a significant impact.
The source that enables the dysfunction and disorientation of the Dallas Cowboys is none other than Jason Garret. Garret’s hesitation and low confidence in his team and quarterback has cost them the game time and time again. Due to this and frequent loss of games the Cowboys are only one loss away from facing a top 10 pick during the draft.
There is only two options the Dallas Cowboys have at this point in time, and that is discipline up, get focused, and win at least four games to have a slim shot at making the playoffs. Or, simply fire Jason Garret as soon as possible and astutely rebuild with high picks in the draft. Although, firing Garret would dispose of a lackluster coach and overall be a smart move, the reality is it won’t happen anytime soon.
The only way Garret will be out of the picture is if the Cowboys do continue to dig themselves deeper into the hole their in, and lose this season. The outcome will be a new head coach and a high caliber player which can create tremendous amount of potential in this talented team. A coach like Sean Peyton or Bill Cowher would be ideal, even a guy like Jon Gruden who has a super bowl under his belt could turn this team around.
So far this season the Cowboys have failed to meet the fans expectations but does that mean they are going to give up their pride and quit? Will America’s team keep striving to play at high levels despite their slim chances of making post season? Leave a comment and let us know what you think.