News: Good espn article: Cowboys' defense covers for offense

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  1. Little Jr

    Little Jr Well-Known Member

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  2. Little Jr

    Little Jr Well-Known Member

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    IRVING, Texas -- Can we stop making Rob Ryan the scapegoat for the Dallas Cowboys' dud of a 2011 season?

    Can we start holding Jason Garrett accountable for an offense that has regressed from average to awful?

    Yeah, Ryan's defense fell far short of his over-the-top preseason predictions a year ago, but it's ridiculous to act as if the Cowboys missed the playoffs solely because they allowed too many points. Breaking news: Garrett's offense was just as mediocre.

    The Cowboys ranked 15th in the NFL in points scored and 16th in points allowed. They were about as average as could be on both sides of the ball, which was reflected in their 8-8 record. Yet the coordinator whose defense improved from dreadful to decent got a bigger share of the blame than the head coach who calls offensive plays.

    Fast forward four games into this season. Ryan's defense has held up its end of the bargain despite Pro Bowl nose tackle Jay Ratliff not playing a down yet and four other starters missing at least one game. Garrett's offense has been terrible with the exception of the Week 1 win.

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  3. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    The problem is the offensive line. Not necessarily Garrett.

    The only onus I would put on Garrett is that he let the offensive line remain addressed the way it was. That said, I'm sure our new offensive line coach is the builder of this line and Garrett put his trust in him and Jerry to get it done. They failed and that has caused the offensive to fail.
  4. Little Jr

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    Thanks to whoever(I'm assuming wg) for editing my post. Looks much better. I should leave the news stuff up to the adults. Lol
  5. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    It was me... Just giving you an assist..

    Please continue to post. We appreciate everyone who takes the time share info. :)
  6. mmillman

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    "The Cowboys have been plagued by pre-snap penalties. They have a league-high-tying 12 false starts, with tackles Tyron Smith (five) and Doug Free (four) leading the league in those whistles.

    * Only two teams have dropped more passes than Dallas' dozen. Tight end Jason Witten (five) and receiver Dez Bryant (four) top the league in that category."

    Anyone getting tired of the same old story in Dallas?

    We knew going into the offseason that Dallas needed to shore up their offensive line and their secondary. Instead Jones screwed up the salary cap, went cheap on the oline, overspent on Spencer, and the results are no holes for Murray and Romo running for his life.
  7. Little Jr

    Little Jr Well-Known Member

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    And I ty. I was hoping someone would clean it up.

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