The Cowboys are throwing the ball 67% of the time. The top five passing teams are the Atlanta Falcons, Pittsburgh Steelers, Cleveland Browns and the New York Giants. Combined, these teams have a record of 10-23, but not because they are passing so much. It’s because they’re bad teams right now.
Nobody’s going to pick the Falcons with injuries to both wide receivers – Julio Jones and Roddy White – and running back Stephen Jackson. The only things working for Atlanta is quarterback Matt Ryan and future Hall of Fame tight end, Tony Gonzales.
The Steelers lost their deep receiving threat when wide receiver Mike Wallace went to the Miami Dolphins. They have also had injuries to their offensive line and their defense is getting slow and old. They haven’t had a 100 yard rusher in 16 games. In other words, since Jerome “The Bus” Bettis retired.
Cleveland. Really, do I have to talk about Cleveland? Trent Richardson was the poster child in Cleveland and he was traded to the Indianapolis Colts. Josh Cribbs, wide receiver and return specialist is now with the New York Jets. The Browns need to make some more moves with Bernie Kosar and Earnest Byner. Huh? What do you mean they retired in the 1990′s? Well, that’s the last time I remember the Browns being relevant.
Finally, the New York Giants are awful because of the 15 interceptions thrown by Eli Manning this season. Manning has had two prior seasons with more than 20 interception and this will probably be the third. Manning was lucky enough to have a dominant defense that he rode to two Super Bowl victories. He’s like an over-rated Trent Dilfer from the 2000 Baltimore Ravens.
These other teams aren’t the Dallas Cowboys. They don’t have a Hall of Fame tight end like Jason Witten. They don’t have a game changing beast like Dez Bryant. They don’t have a play-making rookie like Terrance Williams. They don’t have an agile route runner like Cole Beasley. They don’t have a guy that does it all and more like Dwayne Harris. You haven’t seen the best of tight end James Hanna and our version of the New Orleans Saints Jimmy Graham, Mr. Gavin Escobar.
If we’re going to throw the ball every down, I’m on board. Let’s turn Tony Romo into Dan Marino with the Mark Brothers or Warren Moon running the run and shoot. I’m sorry, I meant running the shoot and shoot. Neither of them won Super Bowls, but maybe we’ll be different. I’m sure we’ll be different and win every game this season including the Super Bowl, because I’m a Dallas Cowboys fan first and foremost. Other teams will copy us and eliminate the running back position and the Dallas Cowboys will be trend setters for the future of the NFL.
If not, then we might draft two guards and execute some running plays next season. As for now, Tony Romo is my starting quarterback in two fantasy leagues, so let it fly!