NFL  > Dallas Cowboys  > Regression??
November 6, 2012, 09:11 AM
If you look at the Cowboys by the numbers since Garrett/Ryan took over the numbers are alarming.

First, kudos to Rob Ryan.

We were 31st in pts allowed on D and 23rd in yards.

Last season he along with better players got us to 16th in pts allowed and 14th in yards. This season we are 16th in pts allowed again (due to turnovers mostly) but 5th in yards.

The O is sickening.

7th pts/yds 2 seasons ago, 15th/11th a season ago and now 26th and 7th.

We are scoring less points each year and the yards are similar.

Bottom line:

Garrett has become to predictable or we focused so much on D that we have not improved on Offense.

Dallas needs to fix the oline and bring in another WR. Ogletree is a 4th WR at best, and makes too many mistakes for the amount of passes he sees. Dez needs someone to challenge him for his position. God help us if Miles goes down again.
November 6, 2012  09:17 AM ET

It's the play calling, then the execution. Other than Romo/Witten nobody else is in sync on offense.

November 6, 2012  09:22 AM ET

Good points.

Carrot is not ready for a HC job. You're right, he's too predictable, and he's taken away Romo's strength(s), such as bootlegging, and throwing on the run. Remember that running play that Emmitt ran 7 or 8 times straight? They couldn't stop it. Carrot needs to understand that. Find something the opposition can't stop and force feed it to them until they do. That no huddle drive is a good example, and should have been started earlier in the game. I think the Cowboys would have won that game had they started the no huddle at the 2nd half at least.

November 6, 2012  11:08 AM ET

dallas needs a dependable RB. murray may be good, but if he's injury prone and only plays half the season we are in trouble. i'd go after a RB. dallas has had success when they mix things up with the run/pass game plan. romo is 0-13 when he passes 40 times or more a game. when our running game is eliminated, we fall back on romo's arm for the remainder of the game. and the team has no success when all we do is pass. and, the INTs start when romo starts passing so much.

dallas played so well against the giants the first game. they had a good mix of plays. but again, murray was healthy and this took pressure of romo. they have to have a running game and a new HC is a must too. i'd rather see them lose the majority of their remaining games and make some real changes than see this train wreck continue the next 5 yrs.

November 6, 2012  01:29 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

dallas needs a dependable RB. murray may be good, but if he's injury prone and only plays half the season we are in trouble. i'd go after a RB. dallas has had success when they mix things up with the run/pass game plan. romo is 0-13 when he passes 40 times or more a game. when our running game is eliminated, we fall back on romo's arm for the remainder of the game. and the team has no success when all we do is pass. and, the INTs start when romo starts passing so much. dallas played so well against the giants the first game. they had a good mix of plays. but again, murray was healthy and this took pressure of romo. they have to have a running game and a new HC is a must too. i'd rather see them lose the majority of their remaining games and make some real changes than see this train wreck continue the next 5 yrs.

You have to have some good O lineman to block so they can run the ball. Whether these guys will ever amount to anything remains to be seen, but so far they're being beaten more often than not, and the running game is useless.

JJ went and found some of these guys from either the practice squad or backups from other teams, and all for the sake of value. You get some blockers in there, and get the running game going, watch and see if the offense doesn't come alive. Roll Romo out on bootlegs, and keep doing that until the opposition stops it.

They went and scored a TD in a bit over 2 minutes the other night. How come they didn't do the no huddle more often? And sooner? Jason Carrot....too predictable, and don't want to take chances.

November 6, 2012  01:44 PM ET

garrett with all his smarts hasn't added up to a good HC. but he better figure out soon that if he doesn't take chances he's going to be out of a job. what he's doing now isn't working so it's time for him to think outside of the box - if he's capable.

November 6, 2012  01:46 PM ET

also, if my team is 0-13 when my QB passes 40 time a game i never let him approach that number again... period. better to run some and go 3 and out than have romo gunslinging INTs and giving points away.

November 6, 2012  02:29 PM ET

God help us if Miles goes down again.


If this happens, we are screwed!

November 6, 2012  02:32 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

...They went and scored a TD in a bit over 2 minutes the other night. How come they didn't do the no huddle more often? And sooner?

And - they did the same thing against the Giants the week before.

What the hell - it can't hurt and it's not like what they are doing otherwise is working consistently.

November 6, 2012  08:12 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

God help us if Miles goes down again. If this happens, we are screwed!

Otis, we're screwed already. They may as well play for a high draft pick now, because I don't see playoffs this year. Just being realistic.

November 6, 2012  08:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

And - they did the same thing against the Giants the week before. What the hell - it can't hurt and it's not like what they are doing otherwise is working consistently.

My thoughts exactly.

Just curious as to whether they're doing another "Suck for another Luck" thing? And, these statements about "time running out" (or words to that effect) are to make it look legit?

Makes me wonder. Could be a skunk in the woodpile, ya know.................hahahaha

November 6, 2012  08:18 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

also, if my team is 0-13 when my QB passes 40 time a game i never let him approach that number again... period. better to run some and go 3 and out than have romo gunslinging INTs and giving points away.

I'd much rather have Romo gunslinging and making plays than to sit there and eat the football, and/or fumble. Sometimes an INT is as good as a punt, but a fumble isn't. What Carrot is doing isn't working. Let Romo play street ball again. At least it's entertaining. What they're doing now is ..................stressful? Aggravating? Stupid? Name your adjective..........lol

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November 6, 2012  08:27 PM ET
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Until you Cowboys fans hit Jerry in the wallet, nothing will happen.If you go to those games and empty your wallets like lemmings, it will only get worse.You can support your team by watching at home or on sports bars.

That's all I can do, Dolemite. Sit at home and watch it on TV. But, I wholeheartedly agree with you.....however, his business acumen is such, that he'll never run out of money....see the lingerie shop opening in his palace. No telling what other ventures he has in the planning stages.

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November 6, 2012  08:33 PM ET
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Can't deny his business savvy.But, he's not an NFL grade GM.That's between you Cowboys fans and him to work out.

You had that experience as a Raiders fan.

November 6, 2012  08:44 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Can't deny his business savvy.But, he's not an NFL grade GM.That's between you Cowboys fans and him to work out.

I know. He'll never be an NFL GM. But, he won't ever admit it. At least enough to resign that position, because then he'd be admitting that he's a failure. I don't think he'd do that.

The only way I see him "resigning", is if he dies. I hate saying that because I wish that on no one, but it's the truth.

November 6, 2012  08:46 PM ET

Cowboys fans are stuck with this **** until he goes toes up!!! No sense in beating this dead horse anymore.

November 6, 2012  08:49 PM ET
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Cowboys fans are stuck with this **** until he goes toes up!!! No sense in beating this dead horse anymore.

I wouldn't call him that.....more like stubborn and hard headed. And, unable to see the tree for the forest. Also, full of himself. Very full of himself.

November 7, 2012  07:33 AM ET

I am so sick of seeing the commercials for his show and Garrett's show. I have never watched them. In JJ's commercial he is quoted as saying, "I feel good about the offensive line" and "we will win a lot of ball games this season". LMAO...REALLY????

 
November 7, 2012  11:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#19):

I am so sick of seeing the commercials for his show and Garrett's show. I have never watched them. In JJ's commercial he is quoted as saying, "I feel good about the offensive line" and "we will win a lot of ball games this season". LMAO...REALLY????

The team is obviously not hitting on all cylinders and I hope they start playing better soon or they won't sniff the playoffs.

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