So the Dallas Cowboys dropped another game on Thanksgiving Day. The first game quarterback Tony Romo has ever lost on Thanksgiving Day and this current Dallas team hasn’t been able to win back to back often so we all knew that game was coming. But that is in the past. As the season has continued on, it becomes more apparent that owner and general manager Jerry Jones makeshift team isn’t doing it for the Dallas Cowboys.
Jerry Jones loves the media that is nothing every Dallas fan doesn’t know. Jerry Jones loves the Cowboys, yes few fan still believe that. Jerry is trying to build a Superbowl winning team but he’s not. He’s buying play-makers and divas and forgetting about the basics of football, your offensive line and your trenches. The offensive line and the defensive trenches are the two places that Dallas has been decimated by injuries throughout this season and further more most of last season.
So what’s the problem in Dallas? Well it’s easy to pinpoint the owner and general manager because well ultimately it is his fault. What other team’s owner do you see in front of the media all the time? Not many except maybe Jerry Jones.
Yes people will say Jason Garrett, beloved head coach of Jerry Jones’ world is the biggest problem with the Dallas Cowboys and yes many people would be correct. After all it seems that Garrett can’t manage the clock and his play calling is predicable and conservative. The current coaching staff has the look of Jason Garrett’s, however, Jerry Jones has a huge say in what goes on as well because after all he has informed us fans time and time again that this is “his team” and he has “no plans to step down as general manager”. It’s not like the coaching staff as a whole is currently working out.
Dallas has a defensive coordinator who can’t seem to keep his mouth closed when it comes to big games and always ends up putting his foot in his mouth whenever he guarantee’s something then comes back out to the media to whine when his team can’t back up their coach’s prediction. The defense has been an upgrade from last season but there is still a lot of work to be done and well truthfully the defense did give up 28 points in one quarter to the Washington Redskins during Thursday’s game.
Offensive line coach Bill Callahan has been a huge bust. As high as people have been on him, he has decimated whatever was left of a semi workable offensive line. He did the same thing in Nebraska when he was there. Some of the fans were willing to give him a chance but most of the offensive linemen who were picked up on the free agent block have been a bust as well. If they hadn’t been a bust, quarterback Tony Romo wouldn’t always be running for his life and making bonehead mistakes trying to make things happen.
So the puzzle pieces aren’t quite fitting in together because the coaching staff hasn’t ever really had it together both before their coaching careers at Dallas and currently. It’s kind of like the old commercial from the late 80’s/early 90’s where the guy is trying to get things to fit together and there is that one person in the background that is yelling “Just make it fit”. That’s how the Dallas Cowboys have become and there is just one consistent person in all of that, Jerry Jones.
Again it’s understandable that players should execute the plays but really even the building blocks for a younger team is crumbling with injuries year in and year out. Seems Dallas might need a new scout and broaden their drafting to outside the boarder states of Texas so to speak.
Jerry Jones’ make shift team isn’t the way to go for Dallas and it’s time for some inner reflection on how it’s been 18 years and still no major excitement in Dallas. As we all know Jerry Jones will continue to be the same way he always has been because he refuses to admit he’s wrong. Until then, the fans will continue to watch make shift teams that have no depth, no real coaching ability and no real chance at anything other than being the laughing stock of the NFL.