Five Reasons Why The Cowboys Will Make The Playoffs

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Dec 30, 2012; Landover, MD, USA; Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett during the second half against the Washington Redskins at FedEX Field. The Redskins won 28 – 18. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA Today Sports

5. Head Coach Jason Garrett’s job depends on it

It’s pretty clear that Jerry Jones is fed up. And there is little question that Jason Garrett will be on a short leash from now on, if he survives the off-season. Two back-to-back 8-8 seasons without a playoff appearance has Jones making major changes to every part of the coaching staff outside of the head coach. If the 2013 season ends with similar results, Garrett should and will be shown the door.

The players know this too. And those who like playing for Garrett should step up this year to defend their coach. And as a team on the brink of winning the NFC East for the last two seasons, a little extra effort could be all that’s needed to push the Cowboys over the playoff hump.

Garrett, himself, should be motivated as well. With bigger coaching names like Bill Cowher and Jon Gruden entertaining a return to the NFL, the young coach should be willing to try anything to keep his job. That’ll probably include firing his own brother, tight end coach John Garrett, giving up play-calling responsibilities and switching to a 4-3 defense.

Nevertheless, this is Garrett’s final chance to prove himself in Big “D”. And anything less than a playoff appearance and possibly a deep playoff run will mean “the permanent bench” for Troy Aikman’s former back-up quarterback.

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  • willie

    Here we go again lol

  • willie

    How many years can we keep saying ( next year is going to be better)?

    • Bryan Crouch

      Until we win another superbowl. If you love your team you never give up on them. Even when we suffered through Quincy Carter I still loved my team. If people have such a problem then go root for someone else.

  • Mim Johnson

    How can Jerry say were going to the playoff’s next yr He can’t control the players getting hurt. He needs to keep his big mouth shut.

  • Ken

    Every team that made the playoffs also had lots of injuries. And we’re sure to have many more next year. We are never winning a Super Bowl again with Jerry as GM. After 40 years, I’m now embarrassed to be a Cowboys fan.

    • Bryan Crouch

      then find another team to root for moron

  • I agree

    5 reasons; DTsheldon Richardson,Dj Flunker,Kasheem Greene,Dj Swearing,EJ Manuel

  • Bryan Crouch

    What this team needs is a better offensive line. The running game can only get better with a better line. There are no backs that can run behind our line. With an improved line and better running game, Tony is not running for his life every game. As for all the Romo haters, get a grip, this is a two win team without Romo.

  • Truth

    There was little to no pressure on Domo when he threw them interceptions!! Romo sucks and needs to go. He made that blatantly obvious, no need for the pathetic excuses. Enough is enough… He will never lead Cowboys to anything but disappointment!! The dude is just not that good. Because part of being good in this “Man’s Game,” is being clutch under duress and this is something he cannot do. He chokes and if you don’t believe that, just looks at the many games this past yr., heck, last game vs Washington!!

  • Truth

    Rob was the scapegoat, there is always one in dallas because JG is much like Jerry, they can’t admit self-failure, end of story. That’s why they will always fire the last person that needs to be fired. This won’t change until we the fans send Jerry a big and loud message, merchandise buying, including tickets and such!!!
    Romo must go as well, many do not know or can tell why he sucks so bad. I came to this conclusion in his first yr. of starting. Must say, took me til end of season or end of what, his 5th/6th start?!! But none the less…have been right ever since, ha!

  • Todd

    I read this article. It proves delusion has now bounds.

  • californy

    Interesting article but no new information here,l why don’t you do an article about the Cowboys cap situation it the worst in the NFL and balance it with 18 FA in 2013. One way or another the Cowboys roster will change and young doesn’t always mean good also. The boys final grade in the draft was c- lowest in the NFC east. The Skins and Eagles got a A- and the Giants got a B+. Despite all the injuries to the Eagles they still have a RB with a lot of potential and a QB to build around.

    A real article with good Cap number can really help the boys and fans get a better grip of what the Cowboys are facing in 2013 and beyond. From my understanding the boys and the NFL must be under the 121 million salary cap by 3-12-13, we currently have 35 player under contract and are still over 20 million. If we cut anyone before June 1 that would be a cap hit in 2013. If Romo is not resigned or extended by this date the whole 16 million will count against this year Cap. Cowboys really have some serious issue and no one is talking about them.

  • ctcowboy1968

    How can you write this crap? Love the optimisim, but the facts aren’t there.
    1. How do you know players will be healthy next year? This roster is full of players with injury histories. For example, Lee is a great player, but he hasn’t played a whole season yet. Nor Carter or Murray. This is wishful thinking. It would be great, but one can’t count on it.
    2. The only FA RB you list that is possibly any good is Benson. Green is to small and slow. He sucks. Hillis is shot. Woodhead is to small and with our OL, forget it. Mendenhall… maybe. But none of this matters since we don’t have any cap room. Better off in the draft and coach up Tanner to pass block.
    3. OL. The starting Gs stink and are NOT going to get better. Bernadeau was the worst graded OL. He has to go. Free sucks and needs to be cut. This is the priority area for the Cowboys this year in the draft. Draft big program studs in 1st and 2nd rounds.
    5. I have hated JG from day 1 as an OC. He is unqualified to be a NFL coach. He is stupid, makes to many repeated mistakes that cost us games, and he is not man enough to admit it. He is a bum and should have been fired years ago.