Originally Posted by Crown Royal
I don't buy that either, but what I do think you saw last night was Garrett's same system finally working against a very meager defense. There is no doubt that Garrett's strategy of balance works in theory, but this is the first time since opening night it has worked in practice, and I remain unconvinced that it can work against better defenses with this personnel.
The OL was very good on the power left running play because the eagles are awful. If that play goes away, what happens then? We are back to shotgun and slinging 60 times in a game.
I can't see any type of scheme working with this current group of OL. Find a great center and anyone better than Free and we are better than what we've had in recent years.
No doubt that they beat up on a defense that was bad but we also saw how Romo can operate in this offense when he has time to scan the field instead of looking for the checkdowns/dumpoffs right after the snap.
Romo also said in the postgame report how the effective running game changed the entire dynamics of the game. I posted in a different thread but you should see it.
"It's little bit like the description of pornography from years back. It's hard to define it. But you know what it is at the end of it. It's hard to define it. I think you know who is more physical. Often times you see that in the fourth quarter. A lot of time the team on the other side feels it. We pride ourselves on being a physical football team. It's important to us. It's an important time of the year to lay that foundation." - Coach Garrett