The Dallas Cowboys Are Going to be Wide Open

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We find more evidence of this desire to be a wide open team in the hiring of Rich Bisaccia as the Special Teams Coordinator. If you’ve ever watched his Special Teams play there is one thing unmistakable about them, they play wide open. Returners are going to hit top gear fast and gunners on coverage are going to hit the gaps even faster. They are going to win the field position battles every game or hear this mad man in their ears all game long and all week after each game they fail to produce. They won’t fail long if they do at all.

Finally, let’s shift attention to the Offense. By now everyone has overreacted to the news that Bill Callahan is going to call the Offensive plays. It doesn’t matter who calls the plays, but rather what the game plan is and how it is executed. However, Callahan is more aggressive than Jason Garrett in some respects. Garrett coaches to percentages of success quite often. Callahan will do that a little, but if you remember his time with the Raiders one thing you should also remember about him. He uses the deep pass to keep Defenses honest and we can expect that here. I don’t know who will be going deep more, Dez, Miles, or the new kid Terrance Williams, but you can bet your Granny’s secret apple pie recipe that we’re going to go deep early in games to get teams back on their heels, and not just once or twice a game.

May 10, 2013; Irving, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Bill Callahan gives instruction to center Travis Frederick (70) during rookie minicamp at Dallas Cowboys Headquarters in Irving, TX. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Now, make no mistake about it, this team is still a timing passing team with Jason Witten as a primary target because he moves the chains. This is also true of Cole Beasley a little. But Williams is a deep threat and Miles and Dez can be. When we have a 3 Wide Receiver package in the game I am going to predict that even on running plays from that formation someone is going to go deep to keep the Defense guessing. One nice thing about Williams that has gone unnoticed a bit; at Baylor he was a very solid downfield blocker. I admire that in a WR. I was always a fan of Hines Ward for that very reason. Dez and Miles both are decent enough blockers as well.

The next bit of evidence is Dez himself. He came into his own at the end of last season and he is ready to stake his claim as a top WR in this game. Derek Dooley’s attention to small details has impressed Dez. He’s more focused than he ever has been, and that is bad news for Defenses everywhere. He’s no longer trying to get by on pure talent, he’s trying to become the best and Dallas intends to exploit that. This means less looks for Miles possibly, but Williams is going to phase Miles out anyway due to the salary cap. It’s a business. We can never forget this. It is also a young man’s game and Miles is no longer a young man in NFL parlance.  He is still super dangerous once he has the ball in his hands and is moving, which brings me to the next bit of evidence.

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