There is a lot of talk right now concerning the current state of the Dallas Cowboys and the debacle that was the heartbreaking loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. And there is certainly plenty of blame to throw around.
Topics such as: Dallas quarterback Tony Romo opting to pass instead of run late in the game. The piss-poor game management of head coach Jason Garrett. Or offensive coordinator Bill Callahan’s continued election to pass over running the ball in the second half of ball games. Despite all of these issues having relevance, Nick Eatman, staff writer over at dallascowboys.com thinks we are missing the bigger problem of them all. The Cowboys defense.
The Dallas defense is now officially the worst in franchise history. And most likely will be named the worst in NFL history within the next two weeks. The epic nature of that statement should not be overlooked. This defense allows an astounding 427.3 total offensive yards per game. That’s 297.4 passing yards per game. And they gave that up to names like Josh McCown and Matt Flynn.
According to Eatman, it’s the defense that is the root of the whole mess in Dallas. He even goes on to repeat what one unnamed Cowboys coach shared with him about their lackluster defense on Monday.
“I had one Cowboys assistant coach tell me Monday that ‘if Aaron Rodgers would’ve played, he would’ve thrown for 500 yards.’ The same coach also said Kirk Cousins of the Redskins is better than Matt Flynn, who lit them up in the second half.”
Sounds like the Cowboys coaching staff doesn’t have much faith in this defense either. So why should we? When you put the worst defense in NFL history out on the field and continue to defend them week in and week out, it’s called being delusional. And that’s exactly what Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, head coach Jason Garrett, defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin and every Cowboys defensive player is if they think they can simply turn this thing around by doing the same things over and over again.
Say what you want about the mistakes by Romo, the lack game management and the horrid offensive playcalling…the one thing you can not say about each of them is they are actually the worst in NFL history.