Originally Posted by xwalker
I have seen all types of reasoning about the Cowboys problems this season both on CowboysZone and in the media. Some are very detailed like Dez’s route running and some are repeats forever (It’s Jerry). A partial list:
Romo has lost it.
Dez ran the wrong route.
Austin has issues.
Ogletree is an idiot.
Garrett – Play calling, time management, leadership, turnovers, etc..
Defense does not create turnovers.
Felix is an idiot.
Witten slowing down.
It’s Jerry, Jerrah, Jerra, Jethro.
No home team advantage. [View Full Quote]Nepotism with the Jones and Garrett families.
Rob Ryan’s haircut.
Trainers suck because of too many hamstring issues.
Special teams are terrible.
While all the above may be true to some extent or another, the primary problem is:
The Cowboys can’t consistently RUN the Ball.
If you listen to Defensive Coordinators, Defensive Players and Defensive coaches, you always hear “we have to stop the run 1st”. Rob Ryan says, if we stop the run, then we can play defense “our way”.
If you can’t run the ball, then you have these issues:
QB’s have to throw into much tighter windows.
WR’s have to operate in much tigher spaces. Routes have to be much more precise.
Playcaller’s are severely hampered.
Safeties don’t bite on play action.
You score field-goals when you were in position to score touchdowns.
You give the other offense more time on the field.
Players and coaches start “pressing” because they feel desperate. Turnovers increase.
Playing from behind allows the other defense to “tee-off ” on the QB.
Playing with a “weak hand” causes coaches to take risks like Dez on Punts returns.
Possible Solutions for 2013:
the homers dont want to admit it but it all comes back to the OL
we cant run becasue of the OL and romo is under constant pressure becasue of the OL
decisions on going to walmart for OL = jerry and jason
that is where the blame lies