Is Jason Garrett stealing the Cowboys offense from Kellen Moore?


The Dallas Cowboys have lost three games in a row. The offense has become inert. Has head coach Jason Garrett stolen the offense back from Kellen Moore?

After a hot 3-0 start, the

Dallas Cowboys

have lost their last three games, including a shocking one to the previously winless New York Jets at MetLife Stadium this past Sunday afternoon. Since falling to the New Orleans Saints on

Sunday Night Football

in Week 4, the offense has devolved. Has head coach Jason Garrett stolen back the offense from offensive coordinator Kellen Moore?

On this week’s episode of Stacking the Box, FanSided‘s Matt Verderame and Mark Carman, along with former NFL offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz, look at all that has gone wrong with the Cowboys offense in recent weeks and see who is to blame for consistent underperforming on that side of the ball (11:12).

“I say this with no humor involved with this, I think Jason Garrett took the offense over from Kellen Moore,” said Schwartz. “I think there is no other way to explain the drop-off in play-action pass numbers.” Schwartz would state that the offense went from one of the best in football during the first three weeks to a team that is one of the worst in the entire league in the last three Sundays.

“I think that Garrett got his hands into the offense again because there is no reason to think otherwise,” said Verderame. He would go on to speculate that after the primetime loss to the Saints in New Orleans if Garrett decided that he needed to inject himself into the offense again. With as bland as the offense has looked in the last three weeks, maybe that is the case?

Truthfully, the Cowboys beat three of the worst three teams in football in the first three weeks of the season in the New York Giants, the Washington Redskins and the Miami Dolphins. Dallas may not be as good as we thought the Cowboys would be, but they are still alive in what looks to be a very winnable division in the NFC East. It’s not like the Philadelphia Eagles have played well either.

The Cowboys can still win the NFC East for the third time in four years, but they can’t look this lackluster on the offensive side of the ball if they want to host a playoff game in January. While many thought a Wild Card team was probable in the NFC East as the start of the year, this looks more like only the division winner will be playing in the postseason this winter.

Here are a few other topics that were discussed on this week’s episode of Stacking the Box:

  • The Detroit Lions got screwed by the officials on Monday Night Football (0:35).
  • The Kansas City Chiefs should trade Tyreek Hill for Patrick Ramsey (9:07).
  • Did Kirk Cousins redeem himself (53:58)?
  • Mitchell Trubisky still has a chance to succeed (60:54).

All this and more!

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