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Garrett takes aim at offense: 'Not real good'

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08:07 AM ET 08.14 | It seems, in the eyes of their head coach, the Cowboys have work to do. Jason Garrett was pretty basic when describing how his first-team offense looked following a 3-0 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Monday night. He had no choice because the numbers told the story. The Cowboys' starting unit had three offensive possessions and zero scores. The drives featured one first down, a sack and two three-and-outs. "Not real good," Garrett said. "We didn't play with great rhythm." Of the 11 offensive snaps from the first-team offense, there were two good plays. Wide receiver Dez Bryant made a nice leaping catch for a 24-yard gain, and Tony Romo hit tight end Jason Witten for eight yards. Yup, that's it.

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August 14, 2012  08:35 AM ET

Posters take aim at editing: 'Not real good'

August 14, 2012  08:35 AM ET

Going by the heading and not the story...no kidding Garrett. And all the stupid penalties weren't a real positive either!

August 14, 2012  08:38 AM ET

Just so y'all know, this thread's debut featured the text from the Jests "Wildcat" story.

August 14, 2012  08:39 AM ET

Hey, a win is a win, right?

Well, except in pre-season where a win is nothing at all.

August 14, 2012  08:45 AM ET

It is only preseason game one, but I have always thought Garrett's shoes were bigger than his feet. His career as an OC was pedestrian when you consider he had skill players to work with. He is one of those nice guys that looks good on paper. We shall see.

August 14, 2012  09:01 AM ET

Thst was a poor excuse for even a pre season football game last night...

August 14, 2012  09:17 AM ET

The line couldn't block, Romo was chase out of the pocket every time they snapped the ball, the backs couldn't run and the recievers didn't matter. Yea I'd say that was a pretty poor outing. Even for preseason.

August 14, 2012  09:18 AM ET

i anticipated poor execution because of the offensive line but the continuation of the stupid penalties that have been dogging this team since Parcells left is most troubling.

August 14, 2012  09:31 AM ET

It was the first preseason game and with MANY, emphasis on MANY starters missing the game.

Of course the interior of the OLine is going to look bad...we are playing 3rd string guys right now.

Livings, Costa and Bernadeau were all out if I am not mistaken?? And Austin did not even suit up alongside others on D.

It is the 3rd preseason game that means the most to me.

Right now, all this game shows is that we need to coach up the depth on this team.

Kudos to the D though...a few turnovers and no points allowed.

Once we get back our oline guys and get them playing, we can go from there...

August 14, 2012  09:35 AM ET

If this crap is still going on after the third preseason game then I'll start worrying.

August 14, 2012  09:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

It was the first preseason game and with MANY, emphasis on MANY starters missing the game.Of course the interior of the OLine is going to look bad...we are playing 3rd string guys right now.Livings, Costa and Bernadeau were all out if I am not mistaken?? And Austin did not even suit up alongside others on D.It is the 3rd preseason game that means the most to me.Right now, all this game shows is that we need to coach up the depth on this team.Kudos to the D though...a few turnovers and no points allowed.Once we get back our oline guys and get them playing, we can go from there...

"With the first overall selection of the 2013 NFL Draft, new cowboys head coach Ryan selects.... Matt Barkley from the University of Southern California."

August 14, 2012  09:57 AM ET

It's a Long Season, and plenty of of time to get things together, that's why it's called pre-season! Go Giants!!!

August 14, 2012  09:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

"With the first overall selection of the 2013 NFL Draft, new cowboys head coach Ryan selects.... Matt Barkley from the University of Southern California."

come on man..no way they are worse than the Viqueens or Dolphins.

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August 14, 2012  10:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

It is only preseason game one, but I have always thought Garrett's shoes were bigger than his feet. His career as an OC was pedestrian when you consider he had skill players to work with. He is one of those nice guys that looks good on paper. We shall see.

Yup.

The same guy who called the anemic plays that in a sense led to the crap canning of Wade.

I still can't figure out how he got the HC job.

If he has some nasty boudoir pics of JJ, I hope he keeps them to himself.

August 14, 2012  10:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

If this crap is still going on after the third preseason game then I'll start worrying.

Agreed!, give it a little time...

August 14, 2012  11:09 AM ET

was hard to watch.... saw a lot of this last year didn't we?? hate to be negative early in the preseason so i'll just wait a month or so and see what happens.

August 14, 2012  11:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Yup.The same guy who called the anemic plays that in a sense led to the crap canning of Wade.I still can't figure out how he got the HC job.If he has some nasty boudoir pics of JJ, I hope he keeps them to himself.

I do not get the Garrett hate?

What coach would have done any better when your QB missed 10 games in 2010?

Or...with our leaky D?

They made wholesale changes the past 2 offseasons by getting rid of aging vets and names in Dallas while bringing in new youth through the draft and using free agency.

If Dallas can win 8 games with that D last season, while having JG ice his own kicker in 1 loss and the D blow 10pt 4th quarter leads in 3 others, then I see this team winning 10 games.

It is 1 preseason game, lets slow down here for a bit.

August 14, 2012  11:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

If Dallas can win 8 games with that D last season, while having JG ice his own kicker in 1 loss and the D blow 10pt 4th quarter leads in 3 others, then I see this team winning 10 games.It is 1 preseason game, lets slow down here for a bit.

Sounds good except for the fact they have a difficult schedule outside of their division (Falcons, Saints, Bengals, Ravens, Steelers) .

 
August 14, 2012  11:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

I do not get the Garrett hate?

I don't get the Garrett apologists.

That icing of his own kicker is a perfect example of his inadequacy. To me it ranks up there with a McNabb not knowing regular season OT games could end in a tie...

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