A statement was finally released this week that Bill Callahan would be calling the plays once the season begins this fall. What does that mean? Does it put us in any better position to win a Super Bowl?
The truthful answer is probably not. So what’s the big deal and what is all the fuss about?
Honestly, I really couldn’t care less who was calling the plays from the sidelines as long as they were qualified. What I’m truly worried about is if the players on the field are going to execute those plays. That’s what is going to give us the opportunity to win ball games next year.
Jason Garrett was under some pretty heavy criticism last year for questionable play calling at critical moments. All of it was probably well deserved, but the fact of the matter is that with execution even the most questionable play calls will be successful.
My point is, why are we making such a big fuss about who is calling the plays and not expecting more out of the players on the field. Missed blocks, blown routes, and pre play confusion was one of the many reasons for this team’s downfall.
I’m reminded of a quote from the movie Friday Night Lights. Coach Gary Gaines played by Billy Bob Thornton had his players on a knee after a hot two-a-day practice and was proclaiming a state championship with surety. He explained that the other teams would be bigger, faster, and stronger but that there was no team that was going to be as perfect as his would be.
“Can you be perfect?”
It was a simple question but one that should be asked of the Dallas Cowboys. It’s not about who’s calling the plays but if they can execute.
The season is not far away and now is the time that teams get better.
Can they be perfect?