Kellen Moore can fix the Cowboys offense - if Jason Garrett lets him

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by stasheroo, Jul 10, 2019.

  1. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    Some quality food for thought from Tom Ryle at One of their better, more realistic writers in my opinion. It details some of the tendencies, issues, and failing of last year's offense under Linehan's direction (as if we needed more proof).

    Just about all who come here to read about the Dallas Cowboys are aware of the frustration that grew out of the predictable, conservative play-calling that hampered the team in 2018, and played a large part in the dismissal of Scott Linehan. What you may not be aware of is just where that conservatism caused the most problems. Jeff Cavanaugh of 105.3 The Fan did some research, and shared it with us.

    It’s worth the watch, but in case you are in tl;dr (or watch, in this case) mode or just miss the main points, allow me to summarize. Using the Warren Sharp 2019 NFL preview(gotta give credit to all who deserve it), Cavanaugh found that Dallas was really not all that predictable with their first down play calls in the first half. They had a nice mix, leading to better drives and more points. But once they got to the third quarter, especially with a lead, they went all Vince Lombardi, taking the ball out of the hands of Dak Prescott and handing it off at well above the league average rate to Ezekiel Elliotton first down. Other teams, not being either oblivious or stupid, adjusted their defense. And so the Cowboys, who had a nice plus differential in first halves, was usually outscored in the second - and it wasn’t close.
  2. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Just getting rid of Linehan improves the offense.
  3. Hawkeye0202

    Hawkeye0202 Well-Known Member

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    That was Linehan problem.......taking his foot off the pedal and playing second halves NOT TO LOSE. Other words, he had ZERO killer instinct. Can't remember the last game ( if any ) where we led by couple scores and pound the team into submission. This honestly where I think Moore will be different.......
  4. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    I totally agree. I think that given the investments, accomplishments, and player talent on this offense, any capable offensive coordinator should be able to excel. Linehan obviously was not that guy and it's telling that he's jobless, with no one wanting to hire him.

    Now we just have to hope that Moore is up for the job.
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  5. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    This is the million dollar question.

    I don't particularly buy the idea that Garrett is going to suddenly hand over all the reigns to the offense to some boy wonder. Not when his coaching job is in the air.
  6. jsb357

    jsb357 Well-Known Member

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  7. cowboyblue22

    cowboyblue22 Well-Known Member

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    if garrett allows Kellen moore to run the offense they cowboys will have pretty good year but I don't think he will allow it if he don't then he probably wont be back next year
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  8. PA Cowboy Fan

    PA Cowboy Fan Well-Known Member

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    I do know one thing. If Moore does fix this offense other teams will be calling on him next year.
  9. DandyDon52

    DandyDon52 Well-Known Member

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    this sound more like something that is controlled by the HC, not the OC.
    What if that change was something JG told linehan to do?
    Thing there is a lot we dont know, and we just blame linehan or whoever.
    The HC has a lot to say about game plans, and the oc and dc have to go along with the game plans.
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  10. viman96

    viman96 Thread Killer

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    Garrett used to be an aggressive play caller and I hope he lets Moore call the game as he wants.
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  11. Hawkeye0202

    Hawkeye0202 Well-Known Member

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    Few fans remember or know the kind of success Garrett had his first year as Cowboys OC. If I'm not mistaken, there were at least 2 teams request permission to interview him for their head coaching vacancies. His offense was unstoppable....
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  12. PA Cowboy Fan

    PA Cowboy Fan Well-Known Member

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    Yea I remember. I was big on him too. He was great up until about December of that year and then it started to stall. Haven't liked him since. The funny thing is My Dad is a Raven fan and Garrett had a chance to go there but they ended up going for Harbaugh instead when Dallas offered to pay him as much as the HC.. He kids me a lot about that. lol
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  13. Arkyvarminter

    Arkyvarminter Well-Known Member

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    I'm still trying to figure out why people think Moore is a good OC?? He went from a running joke around here to the answer at OC...........
  14. PA Cowboy Fan

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    I think it's hope more than anything. He needs to get rid of Garrett's process and start one of his own. He has nothing to lose unless Garrett won't let him.
  15. CowboysFaninHouston

    CowboysFaninHouston CowboysFaninDC

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    sorry, as much as I want to trust this wunderkid that's supposed to be Jesus of the cowboys and the savior, he is a rookie coach with one year of QB coaching other experience. he is going to get schooled during the year. all schemes and game plans are great on paper, until you run them during the one designs plays that fail!!!!! .its stupid to think its just about the scheme...its GAME DAY PLAY CALLING that's important. and Moore has to take his lumps to learn in the NFL. even the best of the coaches has had to go through a learning curve. as much as everyone hates it, I think Garrett needs to remain part of the equation with Moore. our offense may come out of the gates hot, because it will be new, but give DCs in the league 5 or 6 game tapes and they will start to pick you apart.....on game day he has to learn to play the cat and mouse and that his schemes won't just automatically work. DCs will set him up in the first quarter, giving up a play, only to negate him in the 4th when Moore goes back to it...… that's the NFL. Moore is not the genius everyone is hoping or making him out to be....he may become a good one, but he has to earn his stripes...its the way of the NFL
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  16. CowboyRoy

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    Isnt it amazing that to have the most success this year, it is a consensus by fans and media alike that Garrett has to stay out of the way as much as possible.

    And wasn't the offense supposed to be the strength of Garrett? We wasted the first 5 years on Garrett with him as OC. Then Jones has spent the last 5 years dragging Garrett kicking and screaming away from the offense.
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  17. charron

    charron Well-Known Member

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    Garrett has been a figure head and nothing more for years. He neither controls the offense or defensive play calls. His only input is relegated to managing the red flag in his pocket and giving the ok to go for it on fourth downs.
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  18. BooBooBear

    BooBooBear Well-Known Member

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    You must be thinking about someone else, cuz Kellen can't run.

    Seriously though, he's always been known as a guy who knows the game, from high school on. The only question is if his knowledge will translate to the real game.
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  19. Kaiser

    Kaiser Zone Supporter

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    So did DeMarcus Lawrence. Stay with me on this, but maybe, just maybe, the loudest voices on a message board aren't the best judge of football.
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  20. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Not to defend Linehan but was he conservative because he did not want to put too much on Dak? I have little doubt that Moore will put much more on Dak and he has to devise schemes that plays to Dak strength and of course continue to work on areas where Dak must improve. Watching things Linehan did in Detroit with Stafford and how he operated here with Dak is pretty different. Det was a pass happy offense in Dallas that changed
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