Usually after a horrific Dallas Cowboys loss, the following day is filled with overreactions from fans and media alike. This Monday was much angrier than I have ever seen the fan base react to a loss since I regularly started watching football in 2006. After hearing head coach Jason Garrett’s press conference, I joined the mob demanding that he gets fired now.
While all that is emotion, it really might be time to wonder if we need to move on from the Garrett era. Personally, I believe that he is the right man for the job as head coach. He is the perfect CEO and has a good direction that he wants the team to follow. He knows what type of men he wants playing for him, he can motivate his team in his own unique way and he knows how balance out the relationship with Jerry Jones.
It doesn’t matter what the fans think he does on the sideline, it matter what the team thinks of him. They haven’t quit on him yet and that shows he still has some kind of control over the locker room.
The main problem is the offense under Garrett and the inability to adapt to the modern game. Every year this seems to be a problem but it has gotten to a fever pitch after Sunday’s loss to Carolina. Eight points was all this offense could muster.
Yes, Dak Prescott, the offensive line and even some of the receivers didn’t execute well enough and that will damage the game plan overall. Yet, you could tell the Cowboys continue to do old-school plays that never work anymore. The talent is already really good on the other side; let’s not help them out more with plays they instantly can recognize.
Some of the formations made people scream like putting out five receiver sets but with two tight ends involved instead of guys like Tavon Austin and Deonte Thompson.
Those were the guys to bring excitement and creativity to the offense, yet they are on the sidelines on crucial plays.
When you see this over and over again, you have no choice but to revolt and demand change. So I have a plan for Cowboys nation and what I feel will be the best option going forward.
Let Garrett finish the season and see if he and the offensive staff can change like they promised and get this team to the playoffs. If they can get there, they have tapped into the strengths of Dak and Zeke and it we have a competitive team in the playoffs.
If not, that means the team is a failure and we are looking at a very high draft pick. Oh and we will have a brand new coach.
Either way it’s a win-win. Let’s hope Jerry has the same line of thinking.
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