Bad Call On Claiborne Seals Loss, Cowboys Didn’t Deserve Win Anyway


Heck, the Dallas Cowboys didn’t deserve to win last week either.

Is it too soon to declare the Callahan/Romo play-calling a disaster?  Probably.  I’m going to declare it anyway.

Jul 21, 2013; Oxnard, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Bill Callahan (right) and quarterback Tony Romo (9) at training camp at the River Ridge Fields. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Unless offensive coordinator Bill Callahan and or quarterback Tony Romo himself can make some major adjustments on the chalk board and in a game, the Cowboys are doomed again.  They’ll have to fight every game just to try and eek out a win.  The more things change, the more they stay the same.

The pattern emerging so far this season is that the Cowboys will live or die by the defense causing, or not causing, turnovers.

DeMarco Murray seemed stunned that he got the pass from Romo on what became the final play of the Cowboys loss to the revitalized, turnover free (more on that in a moment) Kansas City Chiefs. What was that anyway!?  Terrible decision by Romo and/or probably a bad call that left Murray wondering what to do and left the Cowboys with a futile attempt to spike the ball as time expired.  Way to go out with a whimper.

It’s hard to believe that Romo would be a part of this new, dink and dunk, mostly short yardage passing attack (funny – I called it ‘attack’, more like… umm…. wow, I got nothin here).  The offensive play calling is devoid of the foot-to-the-floorboard, nail-in-the-coffin type of plays.

The Cowboy’s offense looks just as discombobulated as when Garrett calls a game, clock management and all.  And if you’re going to have this type of offense, why on God’s green earth is Cole Beasley deactivated every week?  Isn’t he supposed to make up for our mistake letting Danny Amendola get away?  Isn’t he supposed to be our Wes Welker?  The Cowboys have deep threat WRs lining up for a 5 yard pass. What is going on there?

Smarter football people than me tell me that Beasley is the 5th WR and doesn’t play on special teams so he’s not as valuable as WRs, Terrance Williams or Dwayne Harris in a two tight end offensive scheme, but I say get him more involved in the short game and maybe he becomes more valuable.  But, admittedly, what do I know?

– I just listened to Terry Bradshaw talk about the Cowboys for a second in the FOX post game report, seems I’m not the only one shaking my head  about what I’m seeing from these Cowboys – 

Another thing.

Maybe it was just me, but Romo was short-arming everything in the 4th quarter, especially in that last drive.  No matter what you think of him, his passes are not usually that consistently off target.  Ribs?

Last but not least, I was all ready to write about what kind of defense Monte Kiffin brought to the Cowboys.  Was it a version of the ‘Tampa 2’ or a version of the USC  ‘Crappy 2’?   Jury is still out on that.  For the time being, the emphasis on take-aways that Kiffin did bring to the Dallas Cowboys defense saved our ass last week and probably would have done the same against the Chiefs, if we could have got one.

Points and Observations:

Just one today –

– The Green Bay Packers absolutely dominated the Washington Redskins 38 – 20 and it wasn’t even that close in actuality.  When was the last time Dallas did that?  Not just against the Redskins, against anybody.