When The Dallas Cowboys Lose, Fans Want Someone Punished

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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.

December 30, 2012; Landover, MD, USA; Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten (82) catches the ball for a touchdown in the first half of the Dallas Cowboys game against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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  • NY199827

    When is the last time the Dallas Cowboys won anything???

  • DapperDan11

    Yea, we want Jerry Jones gone… Which is why I’m a fan of what LANDRY built, not what Jerry built.

  • kurumba

    The axing of big blubber mouth small production/impact Ryan has generated an interesting schism especially on programs like ESPNs First Take. Stephen A Smith, in his usual diatribe against Dallas mentioned that Dallas had 6 starters injured on the defense. Yet prior to the final game against Griffin IV Smith lambasted Dallas as a joke, an accident waiting to happen and just plain hopeless from Romo down. Nowhere did he ever mention that vital pieces such as Sean Lee Bruce Carter Jay Ratliff et al were all absent the defense. No time no where. Smith’s pal & cohort Skip Bayliss, basically agreed with this assessment. Yet now that Ryan has been correctly dismissed both the general high injury toll & the injury carried by DeMarcus Ware are suddenly used by both as a crucial excuse for Ryan’s mediocrity. Smith, who follows about 6 Teams [Pittsburgh, BOTH New Yorks, Eagles, Packers, among others] seems to go out on a limb when it comes to trashing Dallas probably because Dallas has been a thorn in the side of teams he grew up supporting. Smith even stated that Dallas was expected to salute against Pittsburgh yet Pittsburgh was favoured by the odds makers. The facts with Ryan are not good. 5-11 seasons with Oakland and then Cleveland and this year a timid defense despite the addition of two good young CBs. Only 7 defensive takeaways this season, a league equal worst plus two consecutive 8-8 seasons of futility and weakness. That First Take allows such bias by Smith is quite surprising. Yet for defensive co-ordinator Dallas may yet end up with much better credentialed coaches such as Romeo Crennel or Lovie Smith or even the up and coming Ray Horton. Personally I fully support the dismissal of BlubberMouth and Peete and Garrett too should be gone. Its now up to Jones to appoint some good coaches capable of delivering less injuries and more victories.