The Consistently Inconsistent Dallas Cowboys

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Oct 27, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett watches game action during 1st quarter of a game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Jason Garrett and the team still do not understand how to manage the time clock.  Games like the Detroit game and the Denver game were both winnable situations where they didn’t squander enough time.  The Denver game, they came out throwing with the lead and no run game.  On the flip side, the Detroit game they ran it three times and didn’t throw.   This is not good clock management.   What was extremely upsetting in the Detroit game was having two time outs and seven seconds on the clock and Romo throws it complete to wide receiver Cole Beasley who tries to get cute with the ball and lateral it backwards.  They need to understand with two time outs they had at least two plays.

Finally on offense is scoring in the redzone.  It’s embarrassing that now that Dallas has a reliable kicker they rely on him too much.  The Cowboys offense seems to hit the 20 yard line in the redzone and stall leaving it up to the foot of Dan Bailey.  Now I completely understand this is Bailey’s job and he’s really good at it, probably one of the best in the league, however, kicking field goals 85% of the time in the redzone usually doesn’t win games when other teams are scoring touchdowns.  It’s great to have such a solid kicker but it’s even greater to have an offense that doesn’t putter out in the redzone too.

Now onto the defensive side of the ball, whatever defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin is doing it isn’t working.  It’s not that the 4-3 isn’t working, the defensive line which has been decimated and mostly has scrub players on the line, it’s the “Cover 2” that isn’t working.

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