This Weird, Early Season Move Could Make the Cowboys Amazing

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You miss a lot of information from television announcers when you watch the game live. One stat that leaped off the scoreboard was 37 total yards rushing with 16 rushing attempts. I could only find that the St. Louis Rams defeated the Tennessee Titans in Super Bowl XXXIV with 13 rushing attempts for 29 yards. That’s the Super Bowl record for lowest rushing yards by a winning team, but I’m not positive if it’s a regular season record too.

Sep 15, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrance Williams (83) warms up prior to the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

In person, I’m still unimpressed by Terrance Williams. He is supposed to be our deep threat and take the top off the defense by moving the safeties. Dwayne Harris looks faster, so I checked their 40 yard dash times from the NFL combine and was surprised that Williams ran a 4.52 and Harris ran a 4.55. Harris however, catches the ball with his hands, runs routes across the middle of the field, shows elusiveness and fights for extra yardage.

I’m also waiting for production from Gavin Escobar and it’s not fantasy team related. Escobar is our second round draft pick but is trailing behind James Hanna in receptions. Escobar should be more than a red-zone weapon, he should be a first down machine!

Romo didn’t win the Chiefs game, but he didn’t lose it either. The defense played spectacularly minus four or five plays. Special teams lost the battle of field position which illustrates every phase of the game is important.

Last week, I questioned if the Cowboys needed a new play caller or new plays. I’m starting to think the answer is both! It’s embarrassing how predictable the Cowboys offense is now. They are still handicapping Romo, it’s time to allow him to call his own plays. It seems our playbook only consists of slants to Austin or outs to Witten, while Bryant runs down the sideline and Murray waits for the short dump off. It’s time for the Cowboys to make life weird with the same mid-season changes that helped the Baltimore Ravens win the Super Bowl. I’m hoping that the Cowboys demote Bill Callahan and hire Mike Mularkey.

Dec 2, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey on the sideline during the first half against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Mike Mularkey did lead the talentless Jacksonville Jaguars to a 2 — 14 record last year. The key word is talentless. The Cowboys can provide Mularkey with weapons similar to what he had during his time as the Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator. Mularkey’s offensive system would work using Romo, Bryant, Austin, Witten and Murray instead of Matt Ryan, Julio Jones, Roddy White, Tony Gonzales and Michael Turner.

Sure it would be weird bringing in a new offensive coordinator. After seeing the Cowboys play live and watching a senior citizen bite into a stranger’s turkey leg, I realize when you make life weird, life becomes amazing.

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  • Matt

    Here here on more touches for Escobar!

  • jayhwk01

    Lifelong Cowboys fan living in KC for nearly twenty five years. I am so glad you enjoyed your visit to KC. It is a great place to live. The Negro Leagues museum is one of the best unknown treasures in America as far as I am concerned. Simply a fantastic place. KC also boast the College Basketball Experience which is another awesome place to visit if you love college hoops. Glad you tried one of our World Famous BBQ joints but I am sorry to say you missed the best one in the city. It is Oklahoma Joes (original location in a gas station btw) Thanks for the great report and I am glad you found KC such a great place (even if it is filled with Chief fans…no place is perfect I guess)

  • ctcowboy1968

    I agree that Harris should be playing more. He makes things happen. Williams needs to sit for a few games and learn more. Also, we were told that Escobar was the red zone specialist. He is not being used in the red zone. Why? That was his purpose. Why throw to Williams in the red zone when he only catches 50% of the balls thrown at him? Throws in the red zone are for Dez, Esco, Miles, Witten. Not Williams. He is supposed to be the deep threat.
    Different run plays should be used. Right now it’s all stretch plays. Try some traps with the Gs or TEs coming across. Murray needs more touches. Dunbar, screwed up, but needs touches too.