Dallas Cowboys: What happened to these two players?
The Dallas Cowboys offense has struggled so far this season. What happened to the impact these two players were supposed to make in 2018?
The Dallas Cowboys offense as we all know has been struggling to find it’s stride during the first four games of the season. Whether we want to blame it on the play calling of offensive coordinator Scott Linehan. Or maybe it’s due to the play of the quarterback Dak Prescott and his receivers.
Either way, something needs to change and two strong offensive options have been sitting on the bench for the Cowboys. Those options are fullback Jamize Olawale and tight end Rico Gathers. These two offensive weapons if used correctly could give the Dallas Cowboys offense the spark it needs.
Jamize Olawale is a serious threat in the passing game as a fullback. During his time with the Oakland Raiders Olawale caught 39 passes for 425 yards. That’s an average of 10.9 yards a catch with his longest being a 75-yard touchdown catch from quarterback Derek Carr.
When you have two pass-catching threats in Olwale and running back Ezekiel Elliott in the backfield it could cause a lot of headaches for defenses. It’s something that you need to at least experiment within games.
The other offensive weapon collecting dust on the bench is the tight end, Rico Gathers. Gathers would be another great weapon that this Dallas Cowboys offense could really use. Now the Cowboys have said that it’s all about knowing the plays and blocking that is keeping Gathers from getting on the field.
In my opinion, when it comes to blocking the tight ends ahead of Gathers aren’t showing me much in that department. They also aren’t scaring defenses one bit. Putting Gathers on the field will give opposing defenses someone to game plan for as Gather has the size (6-6) and speed (4.7 forty time) to keep defenses wary of him. Specifically in the red zone.
I could go on and on about these two players but once again it all comes down to head coach Jason Garrett and offensive coordinator Scott Linehan to make the decision on players getting on the field. These two just look like very easy answers to try to get this offense humming or at least kick start it.