I drove down to the SeaHawks game - a game our beloved Dallas team had 10 days to prepare for IIRC.
That was the worst coached game by this team I have ever seen. Everyone was confused on offense (yes the noise was a huge factor and Witten had his worst game as a Cowboy probably).
I am totally in favour of the firing of Ryan based on that game alone. What you couldn't see on TV (I watched the taped version the next day) is just how terrible our defensive scheme and substitutions were that game.
We often, I mean OFTEN had too few or too many players on the field at various times of the game on defense. The safeties had NO idea - Sensi looked lost as to how to direct DB's back there.
Spencer barely made it on the field a couple times, and even got his sack because he either ran onto the field late and had a free rush from way outside or it was the only "clever" play of the game. I think we even gave up a key 3rd down with too many men on the field that game - with one guy running off late.
Was terrible to watch the confusion on the sideline. There I sat with my Ware jersey and got heckled and heckled.
Now, Felix Jones and the Special Teams didn't look ready to play football either (which is coaching too - Felix should never have been returning kicks and wasn't anywhere close to being in shape at that point of season).
The game plan to not rush a rookie QB in his 2nd game was baffling. Ware was pretty darn quiet, but still made a couple plays. Lee tried. Carter hadn't broken out yet. Lynch ran over our backs.
Our tackling was dreadful especially by safeties and DB's and interior line.
Remember, this was after we looked quite motivated and executed well the game against the Giants. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde for sure.
I like Ryan's emotional energy and that is it. I don't think he's creative at getting pressure, or good with the details. I don't think he got the most out of the starters.
You could really see the shortcomings from the coaches on the sideline - stuff you couldn't see on the TV images. Was BRUTAL to watch.