I absolutely agree with Jason Garrett. You have to overcome those. There are twelve playoff teams left. Tell me which one of them lost more starters to injured reserve than we did. Teams have twenty two starters. Dallas lost Sean Lee, Bruce Carter, Kenyon Coleman, Barry Church, and Phil Costa. Not to mention extended losses of games from DeMarco Murray, Jay Ratliff, Josh Brent, and the injuries to Tyron Smith, Miles Austin, and others who caused us to play guys who came in right off the streets.
I don’t think most coaches could have overcome the limitations on DeMarcus Ware who cowboyed up and played despite needing elbow and shoulder surgery.
Perhaps no injury symbolized the season more than Jason Witten’s ruptured spleen. He played through it. So did the Dallas Cowboys, but in the end it was simply too much to overcome when coupled with the mistakes like the penalty on Anthony Spencer that gave the Washington Redskins 1st and goal, or the interception that killed the last gasp run at perhaps at least sending it to overtime.
In the end the injury we will all remember was Dez Bryant being helped off the field due to an injury to his lower back. He was already playing with a finger that needs surgery. He spent the night in a hospital and returned home in a wheelchair. Cole Beasley and Kevin Ogletree might have been our starting WRs this week if we had pulled out a miracle win. Seattle would have punished us.
Some fans like that.