Last season the Dallas Cowboys red zone offense just couldn’t get the job done. Now there are positive signs that that will change this season.
When the Dallas Cowboys were able to get into the red zone last season, they just couldn’t get the ball across the goal line. You could blame it on the lack of creativity from offensive coordinator Scott Linehan or the lack of offensive weapons due to the team’s stubbornness to sign receivers in the offseason. Either way, you go it just wasn’t working and they needed a change.
Well, the Cowboys went out and made a few changes. Getting rid of Linehan and also bringing in offensive weapons for quarterback Dak Prescott. Seems like the team has finally learned from their mistakes and are ready to truly make a run at a title.
Now how does this help the red zone offense you? Well, it’s simple, the team was to easy to read inside the red zone. They made it easy for defenses to key in on one person and shut down the entire offense. For example, if the ball was inside the five-yard line defenses were able to focus on running back Ezekiel Elliott because of their lack of receiving threats on the outside.
If the ball was outside the 10-yard line then defense knew that they didn’t have the talent at receiver to challenge them down the field. But with these changes, teams now have to worry about receivers Amari Cooper, Randall Cobb, and tight end Jason Witten. They also can’t rely on the history of the Dallas Cowboys play calling in the past.
New offensive coordinator Kellen Moore is going to start mixing things up with different formations and personnel. Add it all up with the personnel changes and coaching change things are looking good for this red zone offense.
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