News: No excuses left in make-or-break year for Jason Garrett and the Cowboys

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  1. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    Ah, the annual "No More Excuses for Garrett" article. Appearing every year since 2013.
     
  2. Diehardblues

    Diehardblues Well-Known Member

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    Not without Brady. Or a QB close to his caliber.
     
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  3. Diehardblues

    Diehardblues Well-Known Member

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    If we’re depending on our coaching staff to take us over the top.. we’re screwed.

    We’ve been a talent dependent team since basically Jimmy left except for a few years with Bill.

    We’ll go as far as this talent will take us.
     
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  4. GenoT

    GenoT Well-Known Member

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    All good and fine but, unless the team completely crashes and burns (won’t happen), Garrett already has a really good excuse for an otherwise lackluster season...

    The owner/GM fired Garrett’s OC (Linehan) and replaced him with a guy who has exactly one season of coaching at any level under his belt. And that was at QB coach...where he worked with three players.

    As the new OC, Kellen Moore is — per Jerry Jones — responsible for changing up the entire offense and calling the plays on game day.

    Should the Cowboys struggle and experience growing-pains, and Kellen Moore doesn’t prove to be quite the insta-savior we’re all hoping for, Jerry won’t blame JG, but will give him a pass...just like he always has.
     
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  5. Diehardblues

    Diehardblues Well-Known Member

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    How many 22nd ranked offenses and 14th ranked QB’s were in conference championships last year?
     
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  6. Pompey-Cowboy

    Pompey-Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    The difference this year is that JG is out of contract at the season's end. "Sacking him" won't be an issue.
     
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  7. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    Wholeheartedly disagree.

    There is a reason why Garrett is a lame-duck head coach.

    A reason why his contract has not been renewed.

    And that reason is that even the incredible patience of Jerry Jones has run out.

    The fact is that barring a deep playoff run, Jones knows that he can't "sell him" to the fanbase anymore. And his own actions here prove that. He may as well just stand on a stage and flip the middle finger to the fanbase than to try to retain Garrett if he disappoints again. That would be exactly what he would be doing by those actions. And he knows it.

    There's a combination of fan discontent and their having grown more than tired of the excuses, and Jones' own motivation to win a championship before he either steps down, or passes on. The death of Texans' owner Bob McNair resonated with Jones, and he sees his own mortality, and he knows he can no longer afford to wait for Jason Garrett to "get it". He wins this year or he's gone. Count on it.
     
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  8. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    And that's by design. Why throw money away extending a coach you know there's a better than average chance you're going to have to fire?

    You also can't know put the toothpaste back in the tube and try to find some excuse to keep and extend him if he doesn't succeed. There's no going back now.
     
  9. GenoT

    GenoT Well-Known Member

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    And is why Wildcatter Jones has rolled the dice on Kellen Moore, and his yet-to-be-seen offensive creativity, possibly being the missing ingredient that will instantly improve our offense.

    Should be an exciting season.
     
  10. cowboy_ron

    cowboy_ron You Can't Fix Stupid

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    Hopefully.
     
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  11. Hawkeye0202

    Hawkeye0202 Well-Known Member

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    :huh: As a team, we got off to a slow/unorganized start last season. The Cooper trade changed that and I'm pretty sure impacted season stats offensively. Bottom line IMO, we started slow but finished pretty strong and winning the division AND a playoff game makes us yes, one of the best teams in league IMO.
     
  12. Diehardblues

    Diehardblues Well-Known Member

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    Pretty much. Moore is the scapegoat already in place. Fans are forgetting Jerry didn’t extend Garrett last time either in his contract season.

    Jerry’s not about to give up his quest to prove he can win a championship without a proven HC. Not when he thinks he’s getting close.

    Jerry didn’t appreciate winning championships with Jimmy without receiving his due credit. Last thing he wants is to make a change now to illustrate how important a HC is.

    Like you said. Only if we collapsed , lost revenue or butts in the seats. Fan apathy alone isn’t enough.
     
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  13. Diehardblues

    Diehardblues Well-Known Member

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    It made us a top 4 team in the conference. Not “ one of the best teams in the league”. Context is important.

    The trade did impact the season and offensive stats dragging us from near the bottom in passing to 24th. And elevating Dak in passing from 20th something to 14th. Still not what I’d consider championship caliber.
     
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  14. Bobhaze

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    Jerry is a hall of game excuse maker. The only people he and his FO hold accountable for lack of results are Asst. Coaches and mid to low level players on the roster. The lack of accountability for failure to achieve goals is one of the biggest reasons for the results of the last 23 years. I don’t see Jerry changing his ways as long as his cash register rings.
     
  15. northerncowboynation

    northerncowboynation Well-Known Member

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    Yep, the roster is strong enough to do some damage. The coaching staff has been almost completely revamped over the past two years. I know there have been factors that have prevented us from going further but when you eliminate this many variables then it comes down to one last change that could be the difference maker. Not saying changing HC's WILL be the difference make but it COULD be the difference maker
     
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  16. DenCWBY

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    Jones want a championship however with their egos above the common sense of letting "football minds" run the show. Can't have both and the last 20+ years have proven that.
     
  17. tyke1doe

    tyke1doe Well-Known Member

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    :clap::clap::clap:
    My thoughts EXACTLY!!!

    I think Jerry Jones saw what the Rams did last year and expects the same. I think the hiring of Kitna is going to be critical and may produce a Romo-like impact. I'm convinced the reason Dak did so well his rookie year is because of Romo's presence and knowledge.
    I have been super critical of Dak, but I like his desire to work and work hard. I'm giving him grace, but I expect better this season.
    Jason Garrett has no more excuses. NONE. We have a loaded roster. We should be able to wear defenses down with our run game or pass them into submission through the air. Gallup is going to get better. Cooper will be better. We need to use Zeke more out the backfield, and I'm betting Pollard makes a HUGE impact. Witten is back with his four yard catches, but he'll be a security blanket for Dak. And Dak needs to run more when the play dictates. Our defense is pretty good and should be better. Jaylon Smith will be a beast as I believe this will be the first year he's at 100 percent. LVE will have a year of experience under his belt. We should bring Sean Lee in for spot duty. Byron Jones was brilliant at corner, minus interception. We have depth on the defensive line. Safety is the only concern but if we're getting a pass rush, it becomes less of a concern.
    Barring injury, we should be in the NFC Championship Game.

    The table is set, Jason. Now it's on you.
     
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  18. Hawkeye0202

    Hawkeye0202 Well-Known Member

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    One man's opinion but OK (lol)
     
  19. tyke1doe

    tyke1doe Well-Known Member

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    The difference is he has one year left on his existing contract. So it really is a due-or-die situation for him. I think. :laugh:
     
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  20. acr731

    acr731 Well-Known Member

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    I think you already know the answer. Jerry keeps his excuse making machine well oiled, especially when its being used for Garrett.
     
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