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.
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.
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.
#GoCowboys – Still NFC East Division Leaders!