The Dallas Cowboys are in a state of denial. Anyone that thinks they can compete with this offensive line are also in denial.
This is tragic. The elephant in the room, is still, the elephant in the room. Awkward.
Last year, the team averaged 79.1 rushing yards per game, which landed them at number 31 in the league. Opponents? 125.2 yards. Not acceptable. In order for this team to have any legitimate shot of competing, they must clean up this spill called the offensive line.
You can go ahead and forget about Dez Bryant’s progression. All the hard work he has put in? Wasted. Because Tony Romo will not deliver if he can’t even get to his first read. And if things today remain as it did last year, Romo will still have to worry about getting the snap down correctly.
This is beyond tragic; it’s elementary.
I recently sat down to listen to The Landry Hat Podcast. I got half-way through and hit pause. I had enough. And it wasn’t because our boy Artie Cappello (Senior Writer, TLH) couldn’t handle his business. He did a great job reporting. So did other staff members from this site.
But when you hear that the offensive line got pushed around like a preschooler in this man’s game, I have to admit, I’d rather listen to someone scratch their nails on a chalkboard. Lovely. Welcome to training camp.
This was supposed to be fixed. Eliminated. Gone. In the past. But all I hear is the same. And when we hear the same, we see the same magic numbers — 8-8.
And then of course, here comes the blame on Tony Romo. His contract will be scrutinized. His age will be brought up. A highlight reel — labeled resume — with all of his mistakes will be complied on DVD and Blu-Ray. It will show up on youtube.com. And it will also be available at Wal-Mart.
Look, the fact is management has neglected the greatest need. Make no mistake about this. The offensive line needed help then, and still needs help now. Jerry Jones selected Travis Frederick, clapped his hands, injected himself with Botox, and went to sleep.
End of story.
If he thinks his Cinderella (Tony Romo) can dance around the field for the reminder of his career then, well, frankly he is dreaming.
The neglect of the offensive line is showing. Wake up. Mountains aren’t suppose to move!
Jerry Jones has paid his quarterback, but forgot to sign him up for life insurance. This is a betrayal. This is like when Hulk Hogan went all nWo on us and cashed in on it.
This training camp, join me in rooting for the offensive line. Your donations matter. Your weekly contributions of positive cheering will make sure that these over-size men serve their purpose: stand strong while other over-size men try to kill Tony Romo.
Your cheers matter. Every decibel counts.
The Dallas Cowboys need the protection to hold up. The team’s fate depends on the mountains. I guarantee it.