Originally Posted by WoodysGirl
By Jon Machota / Special Contributor
4:04 pm on February 12, 2013
Since the conclusion of the 2012 season the Cowboys have hired four new offensive position coaches.
Garrett says despite good production the last six years he’s hoping those additions will give the Cowboys a chance to “break through.”
[View Full Quote]“If you look at the cumulative statistics that typically NFL teams evaluate their offense or their defense or special teams by, we’ve ranked fourth in offense over the past six years,” Garrett said in an interview that was posted recently on the team’s official website. “We’ve ranked seventh in scoring. We’ve thrown the ball more than we’ve run the ball. We’re fourth in passing. We’re 22nd in running the football. So you look at those things and say, ‘Boy, a lot of that stuff is pretty good.’ And you say, ‘OK, we want to build on that stuff. We want to continue down the track with our offensive football team.’
“But having said that, this is an opportunity to add some people, add some influence to our offense, and hopefully as a tweak for us, they can help us get a little bit better and they can help us break through as a football team. So, that’s really the approach right now. We want to stay on the same track. But also we want to add coaches to our staff that can really help us break through.”
The interview on DallasCowboys.com is one of the few Garrett has done since the significant changes have taken place on his coaching staff.
Read the rest: http://cowboysblog.dallasnews.com/20...-through.html/
If nothing had changed about our offense over the past six years, then maybe taking the average from that time period would be worth something.
In 2012, we were sixth in total yards (good), but 15th in points per game (not so good). We were 31st in rushing offense (terrible) and tied for 27th in rushing TDs.
Hopefully, Garrett is looking at the reasons why three of those four things were pretty bad instead of focusing on six-year aggregates and the "pretty good" stuff Dallas has done in that time period.