Dec. 16, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA: An Arizona Cardinals fan wears a paper bag over their head in the grandstands against the Detroit Lions at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Cowboys Fan On Fire


Things are definitely starting to get frustrating, aren’t they?

Nov 10, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles (43) runs after a catch for a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys during the first half of a game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

November seems to be the point of the season when Cowboy’s fans are the most irritated.  At this point we’ve seen incredible performances that show us what this team is capable of, as well as enough mediocre performances to make us wonder what the hell is going on. 

This is the time of year that we seem to have lost the players that give us the most hope.  Tony Romo is usually playing banged up to the point that most quarterbacks would sit out. 

Sean Lee is out again, and Ware is playing at a fraction of his ability.  Typically our starters in the secondary have been in and out, and of course Miles Austin’s perpetual hamstring injury is a factor. 

I’m don’t know how much longer we can continue this dance with Austin.  I get that he’s a good player and a great guy, but he is just not healthy often enough to make a real contribution.

Among other concerns, we suffer from a complete lack of consistency, which raises significantly more questions than there are answers to be found. 

Nov 3, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) runs with the ball after making a catch against Minnesota Vikings cornerback Marcus Sherels (35) in the fourth quarter at AT

Why are we unable to get Witten and Bryant involved in the offense the majority of the time, when other teams seem to have no problem regularly utilizing their top receivers?

When our offense is sputtering, and Romo is calling “kill” 75% of the time…what was the play he killed?  Could it have possibly been better than the unsuccessful play we ran?

Why was Rob Ryan able to completely incapacitate our offense, but last year coached our defense to one of the worse ranked in the league?  I know we had some key injuries, but it wasn’t going that well before then.

With all the offensive weapons we possess, why are we not able to consistently move the ball?  Most people want to point the finger at Romo, but he puts up great numbers more often than anyone on the team.

If this is a play calling issue, why didn’t things change when the job was given to Callahan?  Is Romo making poor audibles? 

How can this all be put on the offensive line when Romo appears to have more time than he did last year? 

Why is it that we are able to hang in there with the best teams in the league (usually), but still can’t seem to put away the worst teams?

And why is Dez Bryant the only player who seems fired up and determined to rally back when the chips are down?

The Cowboy’s bye week has always been the week of the season I dreaded.  This season I welcome it.  It gives you, myself, and most importantly the Cowboy’s organization time to ponder some of these questions…and hopefully find some answers.

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  • Old Frog

    How do you motivate a bunch of millionaires with zero job insecurity? The salaries and cap have made it impossible to fire established players – only coaches are vulnerable.