Originally Posted by Idgit
Man, I wish I knew for sure. Stop throwing to Dez if he can't make his sight adjustments. Develop a WR who'll be in the right place all the time, or move Miles outside to bring Harris or Bailey in. Throw to the TEs more. Or to Murray out of the backfield when he's back. Get Costa back so you have a C who can block to the second level and not be in 3rd and forevers. Stop putting the ball in Felix's hands. Stay out of catchup situations by not turning the ball over so much
On defense, I have no idea why we don't get more TOs. Better S play, maybe. Our pass rush is pretty good; we've got ILBs who can cover and pickup players coming into the flats. We tip balls. Ware's a sack-fumble machine. I *think* if our O ever gave us a two-score advantage, we'd see a more opportunistic defense, but it's hard to say.
[View Full Quote]At the end of the day, it does all come back to coaching. I just think it's the sort of problem that's isolated and that a staff *should* be able to iron out by emphasizing it enough, eventually. It's not a baby-with-the-bathwater problem. Fish the turd out of the tub, and the baby might just be ok.
Okay. Multi-cause problem. I think you're probably right. Most problems are.
I will say this: if the Cowboys could run the ball more effectively, they could probably then pass more effectively. Teams wouldn't just be sitting back playing coverage all day. So we do need to improve the running game, and hopefully if we get Costa and Murray back sometime this year, that will happen.
I do think, though, that the other half of the problem is a coaching issue, and I think I've illustrated my reasoning for that in several other threads.