Fix the defense, tweak the offense and overall ST's

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  1. quickccc

    quickccc Well-Known Member

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    with the most prominant key stetch run Kellen being so anxious to get Dak going in rhythm, but he left behind a optional weapon that could have
    taken the heat off Dak who coincedently struggled in each of those competitive game;

    - at NE , zeke was running well early but we stopped running including only 5 carries for zeke in 2nd half

    - Buffalo thanksgiving, even had a surprising 7-0 early lead (after struggling to get a lead all year) zeke and run game doing well, abandon it and
    eventually Buff takes lead and we continue pass heavy

    - at philly zeke always kill philly so its' obvious and that wasn't a blow out game most of the game, even if 10-0 you still involve zeke run and you cannot stop brakes just because he has an occasional 2 or 1 yard run,

    - only the Rams and Skins game can i say Kellen put the foot on the peddle and kept running the ball down opponents throats
     
  2. morat1959

    morat1959 Well-Known Member

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    Nothing changes if the clapper has any hand in it. No matter what other changes are made. Jerry is the cancer. The clapper feeds it!
     
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  3. blindzebra

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    The numbers speak for themselves. The offense worked best when we passed, built a lead, and set up the run. Every time they forced the run it blew up in their faces.

    This is not a call for passing 45 times a game, in fact, it is just the opposite. Running early constantly put us in a hole which led to passing 45-50 times. When we passed early, we ran more effectively, which meant we could pass LESS.
    Not being efficient running is why we had to pass more. It is not about volume, it is about doing what is most effective, when it is most effective. We did not do that when we force fed Zeke early in games. The Viking game is the perfect example. They played nickel, daring us to run and they completely stopped the run with 6 guys. The passing game gave us a shot to win, but instead of learning that we could not run, we ran they stopped it, and we lost.

    Compare our big plays rushing with other teams. Baltimore had almost 20 runs over 20 yards. Dallas had 9. Pollard in 215 fewer carries had the same number of 20+ runs 4 as Elliott. If you force the run without big plays, you always play close games, so a turnover NO, a blocked punt NE, or a missed FG multiple games, will beat you and it did. I'd add that the bulk of those big runs, came later in games where big plays in the passing game built the lead.
     
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  4. Captain43Crash

    Captain43Crash Well-Known Member

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    Exactly! Take what the defense gives you. We tried to run the ball vs Minnesota and Philly when they were stacking the box. How well did that workout? We have the talent to pass the ball or run the ball under the right circumstances. In general, run when the box is light and pass when it is heavy! Why is this so complicated to fans and some coaches?
     
  5. quickccc

    quickccc Well-Known Member

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    when you give zeke a mere 5 carries in the 2nd half while the game is still within scoring reach, ...that's abandoning the run.
    You cannot run more efficiently off just a mere 5 carries for an entire 2nd half.
     
  6. Chrispierce

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    I was going through our season stats like I do each end of year...STs is the one area I notice being a major cause for losses just on the numbers alone. The opponent had the advantage all over that category. I’d say a overhaul is or should be huge priority,unless they like going 90 yards while the other guy gets a more reasonable starting point to help you lose winnable games.
     
  7. LocimusPrime

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    I want an offensive that can score more than the opponents offense.

    That’s all
     
  8. CowboyRoy

    CowboyRoy Well-Known Member

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    Defense is the problem along with coaching and special teams. Nothing u say can change that.
     
  9. 12+88=7

    12+88=7 Well-Known Member

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    In 16 games the defense played poorly in THREE games. If the offense had played poorly in just three games, Dallas would have won 10 games, won the division and made the playoffs.

    In 2019 the offense was the problem!!!
     
  10. CowboyRoy

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    #1 offense in the nfl genius.

    defense was 25th in the nfl at causing turnovers. They were horrid.

    Had to drive 80 yards for every score. How many missed field goals.
    Give it a rest. You sound silly.
     
  11. GORICO

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    i agree
     
  12. GORICO

    GORICO Well-Known Member

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    the Marinelli /Richarrd experiment needs the axe soon
     
  13. rnr_honeybadger

    rnr_honeybadger Well-Known Member

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    Well yea, because the guy who was assigned as coach of special teams had no idea what he was doing, had no experience coaching said unit. How he got the job or why he was hired to run that unit is anyones guess.
     
  14. Jake

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    The Cowboys offense was 4th in points per drive despite having the worst starting field position in the NFL, not to mention Maher missing 10 field goals.

    The defense was 14th in points allowed per drive and 15th in yards allowed per drive. Toss in the worst net punting and you get the worst starting field position.

    Your conclusion contradicts the facts at hand.
     
  15. CowboyRoy

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    Garrett is FINALLY gone for good. Cant believe the day is finally here!!!!

    I think they are all gone to be honest. clean house.
     
  16. GORICO

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    Roy--still no confirmation on Garrett and its Friday....Jerry better have a really good explanation...i think this borders on abuse
     
  17. CowboyRoy

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    its been announced nationally. I don't care if jerry hasn't gotten up and confirmed it. Has he denied it? Equally as confirmation.
     
  18. 12+88=7

    12+88=7 Well-Known Member

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    That's your problem. You need to get past the stats and look deeper into each game and the situations that decide games.

    The Dallas offense ran up the numbers when the moments meant very little or nothing. Every single instance that the offense was needed make game changing plays in the most important games of the year they failed. Imagine an offense going all year without making a clutch play.

    If the offense had made plays when the games were on the line, Dallas would have won the division easily. The root cause of Dallas failing this year was the offense.
     
  19. CowboyRoy

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    Nope..........you just blame the wrong side of the ball because you are biased and hate Dak.

    The defense, special teams, and coaching are far and away the biggest issues.

    Educate yourself a little bit and read the internet. Go to any Cowboys site you want and its all about the defense being the biggest issue. But again, your just another troll with an agenda.
     
  20. 12+88=7

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    I haven't mentioned Prescott or any player in any of my post. I say offense because at one time or another they all failed in different games. The OL, RBs, WRs, and yes, the QB. This is over the course of the season.

    I have seen and gone through each individual game and broke it down in a previous post. The great offense that you tout were actually frauds. The last two games are classic examples of the 2019 Dallas offense.

    Week 16 with the season on the line they score no TDs. Week 17 with nothing on the line against an inferior opponent they score the most points of the year. Rah, rah, look at the mighty offense.

    You say I'm biased but you should look in the mirror. You are the biggest Prescott supporter on this board. For you to admit about the fault of the offense leading to the failure of the team would mean you would be saying something blasphemous against your God Prescott.

    I don't have a dog in the fight and I'm able to call them as they are. The fact is the offense was a bigger contributor to Dallas underachieving this year than the defense. Look at the 8 losses, that's where the evidence is.
     

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