Originally Posted by PA Cowboy Fan
You are absolutely right. This has been going on for years. It never changes. Jason either doesn't know how to fix it or he doesn't have the power to. And I think a lot of the players just don't respect the leaders of this team. No matter how many times Romo tells a WR what to do, you can be sure he will goof it up again.
Jason has been preaching for a while now about "the right type of guys". I honestly don't think that is random coach-speak. He believes it. Honestly, he may have a point when it comes to this squad.
“We’re looking for the right kind of guy,” he said. “The right kind of guy, to us, is someone who loves to play football, who is very passionate about it, willing to work hard at it, willing to be part of a team, willing to be part of something that is maybe greater than himself.
“We want a guy who has an ego. Egos are important. But ego in the context of what we’re trying to accomplish as a team. Guys who are willing to work, are great teammates – there’s always going to be a place for those guys.”
These last two drafts have been about getting guys that want to go to work every day, that are interested in and have the smarts to maximize their talent. They are starting to infiltrate our roster, but there are still not enough of them.
Bruce Carter, Tyron Smith, DeMarco Murray, Morris Claiborne, Tyrone Crawford. I can't remember hearing about any of the draft choices the last two years being lazy, dumb, troublesome, etc since they have joined Dallas. They eat and breathe football, they have high motors.
The free agents have all been high motor guys. Carr is passionate about playing football, Church was resigned.
I look for Ogletree to finally be gone this offseason, as well as Felix Jones and a few others that are too used to just getting by. I look for Dallas to sign/draft two new starters on the line at a minimum, hopefully a right tackle to challenge Free. They really need Dwayne Harris, Danny Coale and Matt Johnson to pan out because they all have the attributes that JG is looking for and the team is needs upgrades in those positions. Lissemore and/or Crawford will hopefully be a starting DE next year.
I am not happy with this team anymore than the next guy, and I am at the point where I simply can't stand to hear any more from Jerry Jones, but I do think Jason Garrett has a plan that can succeed if he can get the players and work through the hindrance of having Jerry as his employer.