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If Garrett can stop doing this on 3rd down this team can make the playoffs

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by CowboysFanSince88, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. CowboysFanSince88

    CowboysFanSince88 Well-Known Member

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    I get so damm annoyed when it's 3rd and 3 and Garrett calls a 20 yd pass play which is usually incomplete and we have to punt. Why not get the 1st down and then go for the homerun? Any coach should know it makes more sense to take a shot for a big play on 1st or 2nd down not 3rd down when you need to keep the drive alive.

    He did this about 3 times against the Eagles and I;m not sure why he is doing it. It's called STUPID coaching
  2. ajk23az

    ajk23az Through Pain Comes Clarity

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    Uh, I'm sure there there are other receivers in the play not running 20 yard routes. Tony is the one throwing the ball.
  3. dboyz

    dboyz Active Member

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    One of the times he did this it was a touchdown to Dez Bryant. Just sayin.
  4. rocboy22

    rocboy22 Active Member

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    People usually dont remember what down it was when a big play is made. Unless it is a critical situation and the reason its even viewed as a big play is because of the down. Like the 3rd down pass to otree at the end of the first giants game. But they always remember the drive enders that didnt work.
  5. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't have a problem with 20 yard routes on a 3rd and short down and distance. I don't think we need all the routes to be 20 yards deep but it does make sense to run a deeper route in order to draw safety coverage and make LBs drop. If the Defense doesn't do that, then everybody is at the LOS and it's harder to make the first. It comes down to spacing basically. The real problem is that we have a QB and Coach who like to go down field and will look to do that all too often in situations where a shorter route or a run might be better served. Of course, it's hard to call anybody out when we can't get 3 yards in short yardage situations with any regularity at all. That needs to be fixed.
  6. CowboysFanSince88

    CowboysFanSince88 Well-Known Member

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    It's still a risky play unless you are already winning 27-3
  7. SDCowboy85

    SDCowboy85 Well-Known Member

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    What Garrett needs to stop doing is running the ball on every single 1st down.
  8. CowboysFanSince88

    CowboysFanSince88 Well-Known Member

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    So you don't have a issue with Romo throwing a bomb on 3rd down?:confused:
  9. CowboysFanSince88

    CowboysFanSince88 Well-Known Member

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    Nothing wrong with it if we are winning by 20
  10. SDCowboy85

    SDCowboy85 Well-Known Member

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    I'm talking in general.
  11. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Not really what I said at all. Perhaps you should re-read my post.
  12. rocboy22

    rocboy22 Active Member

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    Someone should get some stats on % of huge plays made on third and short. Im too lazy
  13. rocboy22

    rocboy22 Active Member

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    My thoughts exactly:bang2:
  14. GloryDaysRBack

    GloryDaysRBack Well-Known Member

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    This. I want to say it was our 2nd drive. Romo had Austin and Beasley open for first downs, instead he went deep to Dez, incomplete.
  15. rocboy22

    rocboy22 Active Member

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    Maybe this is how he is coached and the play design though. Tony could just throw wherever he wants though too, i know, but just a thought. It could be red's direction on how to run the play. Like you get this coverage here, throw it...if not, there here, etc...
  16. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Nope. Garrett calls in "throw it deep on three".

    When will he ever learn?!
  17. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Because Garrett CALLED it.

    Stupid!

    Hey, this is fun.
  18. Tezz

    Tezz Active Member

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    On the show Turning Point during Giants game it showed Garrett calling run/pass options in the short situations and depending on Romo's pre-snap reads he would choose the play
  19. CowboysFanSince88

    CowboysFanSince88 Well-Known Member

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    If it's 3rd and 3 as a fan I would like to see a 4 yd pass.
  20. CowboysFanSince88

    CowboysFanSince88 Well-Known Member

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    Which is a recipe for missing the playoffs

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