With another season in the books the Dallas Cowboys are still searching for answers. The Cowboys started the 2012 season looking more promising than ever by taking out their much hated rivals and defending Super Bowl champs, the New York Giants. That game alone catapulted people to believe that this Cowboys team was finally going to turn the corner and make a playoff run. Little did Cowboy fans know that the following week they would get a big wake up call. The Cowboys ended up being defeated by the Seattle Seahawks 27 to 7. This was when the disappointment hit and left many of us praying that this season wouldn’t be another season full of inconstancy and heartbreak. Unfortunately, it was and many of us are still trying to make sense of what went wrong?
Dallas fell to the Redskins in the final game of the regular season, resulting in another 8-8 record and no playoffs. In addition, the way they lost only added to the pain that many of us fans felt. Tony Romo in the weeks before had looked the part of an elite quarterback, winning close games and not committing crucial turnovers when the games were on the line.Yet sooner or later deep in the back of our mind the pessimist in us knew that something might go wrong, and it did. Tony Romo would be the cause of the Dallas Cowboys demise in Washington, Romo threw three interceptions that game and the last one all but sealed the fate of the Dallas Cowboys.
Although, many may agree that the Cowboys fate was already sealed with all the injuries on both offense and defense, it would’ve been uplifting if they would have shown signs of progression by overcoming a hot Redskins team in Washington. With a loss in Washington and another 8-8 record, Jerry Jones was compelled to make changes to his team but so far his changes don’t make much sense.
Usually when a team suffers two disappointing seasons in a row the head coach is the first one to get axed. But we all know Jerry Jones is far from the usual, the type of owner that refuses to hire a GM is bound to make some questionable calls, firing Rob Ryan was one of them. Sure Rob Ryan’s defense was less than stellar towards the end of the season, but to fire him because his defenses performance in Seattle and Chicago was horrible was not a rational reason. If Jerry Jones was so quick to point to both those defensive performances, how about the way the offense performed for the first half of the season?
In that case Jason Garrett should have been on the chopping block since week 4. Instead Jerry turned the other way and fired Rob Ryan for an underperforming defense that was severely handicapped for more than half the season. Analogically speaking Jerry Jones is like a person with bad breath, everyone knows the person has bad breath expect for the person who actually has bad breath.
Like wise everyone knows Jerry Jones makes irrational and impulsively strange choices except for him. So once again we the fans are left with many question marks and little answers, according to Jerry Jones there should be more moves in the horizon. At this point whatever moves he decides to do shouldn’t surprise us, but may leave us asking why?