Bad Coaching leads to Cowboys Demise: Jon Gruden to Dallas?

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I am beginning to understand what it was like being a pre Jon Gruden Oakland Raiders fan. The realization slowly begins to sink in. Then it hits you like a hook from Mike Tyson. “To Live In Hope, Is to Die in Despair.”

Jon Gruden 2Jason Garrett has allowed me to taste the misery of being a post Jimmy Johnson or Bill Parcells fan of the Dallas Cowboys. Instead of seeing improvement, I am seeing a coach who continues to find ways to lose big games. The Oakland Raiders hadn’t won the division in 10 years the first time Jon Gruden walked in to the locker room. The results? “Change”. You see, a presidential campaign slogan can be applied to football as well.

Offensive statistics can be deceiving. When you have a gunslinger like Tony Romo, (4th all time in career passer rating) and weapons like Jason Witten, Cole Beasley, Terrance Williams and Dez Bryant, your going to put up points. Your going to get a lot of yards. The question becomes: how can you be top 5 in scoring and remain a .500 football team?

Not running a QB and defense friendly offense is a good place to start. I could never understand why people want to blame the QB when he is at the bottom of the hierarchy. People seem to forget the structure of a football team. The owner, GM, Head Coach, Offensive Coordinator and the Quarterback coach, all usurp authority over the QB. To be blunt, he is just another pawn in the army. At the end of the day, when it comes to the day to day operations and game day success or failure, it’s the head coach who is running the show. I am yet to see Jason Garrett on the sidelines actually coaching up players or trying to motivate them like I did Marinelli on Sunday.

The head coach is responsible for his staff. It is his responsibility to make sure Bill Callahan is calling the game properly. It is his responsibility to make sure Monte Kiffin puts together a good game plan. He is supposed to have enough coaching experience to recognize the mistakes his assistants are making and step in to correct them. He is supposed to maintain discipline and order amongst the players. He is supposed to be the “Leader” of the football team. Where in the hell was Jason Garrett when Dez Bryant was acting like a child having a hissy fit because he only got two cookies instead of three?

Parcells and RomoDo you think the “Tuna” would have stood by and let him be that much of a distraction? What about Tom Landry? Mark my words: it wouldn’t happen on his watch. Tate had a taunting penalty and Coach Carrol was on him the minute he hit the sidelines and took the time to sit on the bench with him further addressing the situation. Dez Bryant showed that he still hasn’t grown up. I don’t have a problem with passion if it’s Ray Lewis type passion that is motivating the team, but when it’s passion generated because he is crying about not getting the ball and is clearly pissing off his teammates like Jason Witten and DeMarcus Ware, he is causing not only a distraction, but division among the players. Jon Gruden would have addressed that situation.

As a result of remarks Bryant made prior to the game in reference to Calvin Johnson, it was time to put up or shut up. He wasn’t getting his numbers and Johnson was having a career day. That is why Dez was ranting like a wild man. He was more concerned about trying to beat Megatron than he was about what was best for the team.

dez-bryant-tantrum-tony-romoJason Garrett should have told him to sit down and shut up, or hit the showers. The Lions did exactly what I said in my predictions and found a way to take Dez out of the game. They did it by playing the safety over the top. Had Tony Romo tried to force the ball to Dez Bryant and got picked off, it would have been national news for a week, and everyone would have forgotten that the defense gave up over 600 yards or that Terrance Williams was 2-10. (it would figure following my praise of him last week I hope to see some consistency) Jon Gruden brings the leadership and discipline aspect of coaching that Garrett lacks.

Being Princeton smart and football smart are two different things. Having experience watching others coach and hands on experience are two different things. Head knowledge and actual game time and/or coaching knowledge are two different things. I have a lot of “HEAD” knowledge about the game, but I have never played or coached. That is why I am an analyst and “NOT” a coach. I have no experience actually doing it. What is confusing to me, is how can I see the problems and the coaches can’t? Lets face it: I am a nobody! The odds of me getting hired by an NFL team in any capacity are a bazillion to one because I have no “Experience”.

OT_292023_CASS_bucs_10Growth is important in any profession. I don’t care if you work at McDonalds or for a fortune 500 company. No one gets a position of authority without experience. You start at the bottom and work your way up. There are literally millions of college graduates either unemployed or working menial labor jobs because they have no “Experience” at their respective profession. If I own a successful business I am not going to hire some kid fresh out of college to run it. To be honest: in the world of coaching, Jason Garrett is that kid fresh out of college. Jon Gruden has a solid resume and worked his way up through the ranks to obtain the necessary experience to be an NFL head coach. He had 19 years exp at the time JG started coaching.

Jon Gruden:

Jon Gruden resume

Jason Garrett:

Jason Garrett Resume

Hmm, which resume looks better to an employer? Keep in Mind, Jon Gruden took the Raiders to a championship and the Buccaneers to a Super Bowl.

Recognition skills are imperative. A head coach of an NFL football team needs to be able to recognize what other teams are doing and make the necessary adjustments to counter that action. Game after game, I see opposing teams making adjustments at half time that end up winning the game for them in the 2nd half. Game after game I see Jason Garrett find ways to lose games in the 2nd half. I can hear it echoing in my ear as if Bill Parcells was in the room: “Clock, Clock, Clock.” Jon Gruden has proven to be very effective at clock management.

JonGrudenAt the end of the day the Dallas Cowboys are 14th in total offense, 8th passing, and 27th rushing, with only 5 rushing TD’s in 8 games. The defense is ranked 32nd in total defense; allowing 562 yards per game, 32nd against the pass; allowing 315.4 yards per game. (As compared to Wades D only allowing 145.6 pass yds per game.) They are ranked 17th against the run; averaging 80 yards per game, and still .500! Whatever this Jason Garrett process is, it isn’t working. It’s his staff,  his team, and his responsibility: not Tony Romos’.

I am sorry, but when I look at the “CHANGE” in SF with the addition of Jim Harbaugh, the Change in KC with the addition of Andy Reid: (both West Coast Offense coaches) knowing that Tony Romo is built for a West Coast offense, Jim Harbaugh is a Jon Gruden Protege, and part of  Grudens staff is already in Dallas, I think the “CHANGE” we need in Dallas is “Chucky”. The only constant since Parcells left has been Jason Garrett.

Jon Gruden 5The bottom line is this:

Jon Gruden, spoke at a Gateway Bank event in Ocala, Florida recently, and pointed out his perfect record since being fired from Tampa Bay, but also admitted he’d like to take another shot at coaching in the NFL.

“I haven’t lost a game in 3½ years,” Gruden said jokingly. “But no, I would like to give coaching one more try.”

Is Jon Gruden sending a message to Jerry Jones? I sure as hell hope so. I also hope Jerry Jones is getting it loud and clear!

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  • NYCowboysFan

    While I might agree with some of the things you say, I can’t believe that even after knowing the facts that Dez was saying nothing negative and did nothing wrong, you still say he was having a hissy fit. Get your facts straight before you write a comment about a player.

    • YOU only heard a fraction of what he said: Jason Witten didnt cuss him because he was encouraging the team, Ware didnt punch him in the chest twice because he was encouraging the team. You didn’t see Dez ever act like that when he was getting 10+ targets. My facts are straight mister. standing over there yelling at the top of his lungs even though they told him the safety was over the top is disrespectful as hell! Interrupting Romo and Wilson while they are studying the pictures to get a feel for the protections was a major distraction. What Dez should have been doing was studying the damn protections himself.

  • californy

    I too have no issue with Dez, I could care less about public perception, all that matter to me is we win on the field. Dez behavior is no surprise to me, he been acting like that all of his life. The Cowboys management knew what they had with Dez the first day they drafted him. Let be honest Dez is not known to be a player who plays with a high IQ, Dez plays with Emotion that is the driving factor in what he does. I see a similarity To Dez, and TO and Charles Haley. Neither is a great leader but they do make other around them take notice. With Dez you have to take the good with the bad, it the cost you have to pay for a player like this.

  • Gabriel Carrasco

    I agree with NYCowboysFan, Dez didn’t throw a hissy fit. The video showed him positively encouraging the team, even though he cussed a lot.

    • you only saw the video they wanted you to see and only heard what they let you hear. I have never seen Witten lose his cool and he cussed dez, I have never seen Ware lose his cool with a teammate and he punched him in the chest twice. Dez was out of line.

  • Gabriel Carrasco

    You know Gruden is a competent coach, so Jerry won’t hire him.

  • Gabriel Carrasco

    The Lions covered Beasley well, but it was stupid for Garrett and Callahan not to adjust. They just kept putting him on the line, when that is not how he is going to get open. They continue to put their players in bad position.

  • californy

    I couldn’t agree with you more about the lack of qualification with Jason Garret and this football team. Those coaches you mention are very hand on coaches and they have a clear understanding how all the parts fit together. The boys have a long history of poor half time adjustment. Detroit Lion Blitz the run but the Cowboy didn’t change their game plan on Detroit at all. They ran tight receiver routes having multiple WR all in the same area. The boys need to spread out the field with the WR some going deep while other going underneath and we didnt see it in this game.. For me the routes were too deep and they never had the time to develop because Detroit was playing good coverage on them all day long

  • Gabriel Carrasco

    Like I said being a coach and a player are two different things. You are born with the ability to play football, but as a coach you have to learn and grow in order to be successful. Garrett was never given the opportunity to mature. Never saying he would be better, but he never went through the training and learning process like Jimmy Jonson, Bill Parcells, and Tom Landry.

  • Gabriel Carrasco

    I am not just blaming Garrett but Callahan as well.

  • californy

    I am big Dez fan but even I know he was throwing a hissy fit. I had a chance to see the game again last nigh and I saw Dez Tirade happen after every Megatron TD or big Catch. Dez was complain from the 2rd Quarter On. I dont blame Dez for not wanting the ball but there is other way to get into the game plan, go with the WR coach and see where he is in coverage on the live picture they get on the sideline. At no time did I ever see Tony Romo looking over game pictures with his WR or TE i this game. Something is wrong there, as a Head Coach I would mandate that to happen after every series on the sideline.

    • Gabriel Carrasco

      That is because Garrett doesn’t help his players. The team is starting to fall apart, and it was evident in the San Diego game. Garrett is losing his players already, this team needs a tougher minded and tougher skinned coach.

  • californy

    I saw Beasley Pattern, he ran some of thee worst pattern that I seen to get open. There is nothing wrong with his running of the pattern but the problem is in the pattern themselves.

  • Gabriel Carrasco

    Exactly I complained that the routes are too predictable. But Forny I saw Garrett lining Beasley up on the line, instead of lining him up further back. He won’t get open if he is getting jammed. Beasley isn’t ready for that kind of thing. He needs to be able to get a free release.

    • It seems to me they are trying to make Beasley look bad cuz he is showing up the draft picks. Gruden is the master of the short passing game: Beasley would be a top 10 wr in the NFL in his offense.

      • Football Mensa

        Cas, Romo doesn’t look the same. Look at his sideline demeanor. No excitement, no fist pumping. Maybe the hits have taken their toll. Maybe Romo just doesn’t trust the offense any more. Maybe a switch to more of a wco would be the perfect elixir for Tony.
        Then again maybe not with the gm.

        • C. Joseph Wright

          Do you really think the powers in Dallas are so dedicated to making Beasley look bad, that they kept him on the roster just to not use him b/c he wasn’t drafted?

          • I think JJ has the same problem Al Davis had. Al davis wanted more deep vertical routes that look good to the fans. Gruden is west coast through and through and used the short passing attack and the run. They fought. Al traded Gruden for that reason. They want big plays to big receivers to keep the ratings up.Gruden went to TB and came back and kicked Al Davis ass. Callahan was the yes man who got Grudens job. His own WR’s to include Jerry Rice said they lost because Callahan abandoned the running game. Deja Vu. Why do you think after being a HC/OC Callahan has been reduced to being an OL coach all this time? Why do you think no one made him an OC? when he was under Gruden, his stamp was on the game plan and he called plays too.

          • Football Mensa

            CJ this team will not take advantage of what they have. JG is stubborn. He wants to prove his way will work. It’s not working. JG was a bad hire and I have been saying that since he was hired. I don’t care if you walk in a bar and find a guy who can play. Put him on the field and let him play.

          • Remember Lincoln Coleman? He was a walk on worked in a warehouse. Jimmy took one look at him in shorts and said try this guy out. He not only got signed he made the roster and was a huge contributor. I remember John Madden asking him how in the hell he got that guy for $100,000 on a one year deal and Jimmy said the hard part will be keeping him. half the NFL will be beating his door down next year. I don’t remember what happened, but for some reason his career ended abruptly. It may have been a legal issue. Thats the thing about Jimmy, he didnt care if or where you were drafted, the best players played period.

            that’s how Belichick is. Look at their roster, it’s always a bunch of no name players. You never see NE break the bank in FA and this is their 12th consecutive winning season.

          • Football Mensa

            I agree. Where you are drafted carries weight on the Cowboys. Too bad. Play the best guy who gives you the best chance to win. Is that really too much to ask ?

          • I made it clear in my new predictions article; Sendejo is in beast mode in Min. JJ cut him before he got a fair chance to compete: I included my eval comparing him to Matt Johnson. Another wasted draft pick Sendejo didnt get a chance cuz he was undrafted.

        • he is sick and tired of taking the blame for the poor coaching and lack of help from the defense. You can see him constantly yelling at Garrett. They are not getting along. I talked to a source very close to Tony and he is not happy with the way this offense is being run. He wants to utilize Bease more and they don’t let him. He wants to use Witten more, but being he is the only TE that can block, he is losing his most reliable target a lot. Romo is killing himself and getting no help. JJ has continued to neglect the OL and ya all those hits are taking their toll on him.

        • californy

          I though The boys were in a west Coast offense at the short underneath passes. Romo percentage was at one time top in the NFl at 70.2. It been sense the Denver game where things change on the offense, you can see Romo number go down along with his completion percent.

          • Football Mensa

            Forny Garrett is more Coryell down the field passing. Which is great if you have a great o line. Our o line is much better but it isn’t great.

          • Garrett is Coryell. Romo was the one that wanted to implement more of the short passes. He is the one taking all the hits waiting for plays to develop down field. JG has no clue how to run a QB friendly offense.

      • C. Joseph Wright

        Which draft pick is Beasley showing up? Terrance Williams? or just Escobar? or Harris? Austin wasn’t drafted, and I don’t think Beasley is showing Dez up.

        • all of them. look how many targets Dez gets compared to Bease, but look at his comp percentage. Harris is a great after the catch guy and a great returner, what he lacks is the ability to read protections and find the soft spots like Beasley does. Miles is the most explosive and quickest WR on the team, but he is hamstrung and Bease has outperformed him.

          Escobar is nonexistent. Hanna is ok, but when you put the tape on, it is as clear as the day is long that Beasley gets open more than anyone. He is the smartest WR on the field. Being a former QB gives him a huge advantage. Add in his quickness and ability to change direction on a dime and get separation, I believe in the right system he would be better than Welker!

          • californy

            Dez this week had 3 bad passes thrown to him, 3 of which were behind him. You did see him making a play on one the one he caught for a TD. That he caught against his upper shoulder.

          • C. Joseph Wright

            It’s doubtful that Garrett hates anyone, but probable that he would object to the notion that the target/catch ratio was conclusive “proving” that Beasley was the most consistent WR on the Cowboys. Beasley runs a ton of high-percentage routes that are short, and like you say, are more like runs, so it is likely he will have more catches per target compared to someone being targeted 15 yards downfield. Jason Witten has had one of the worst, if not the worst, catches to targets ratio all year – does that mean he is the least reliable?

          • are you basing that on PFF stats or official NFL numbers? I will look it up. I know this, every DC in the league focuses on taking Witten out of the game, I also know Romo can’t use Witten the way he wants to because Witten is the only TE on the team that can block. This limits his usage as a receiver

        • what I find amusing is: I do an article proving Beasley is the most consistent wr on the team and the next week they don’t use him.

          • californy

            Beasley was nothing more last option on the pass formation this week, they threw 2 Over throws to him that went out of bounds

          • Football Mensa

            Garrett hates you.

          • i sometimes wonder lol

    • C. Joseph Wright

      I was surprised they did not try to work the short passes to Beasley underneath more often.

      • that was the way to beat Detroit: I said it in the predictions.

  • californy

    I couldn’t believe the Cowboy didn’t Pow Wow after Detroit last TD, they had about 7 minutes of real time to get together to run a real pattern on the last play of the game. The Hook and Latter pattern with no Receiver running underneath was not the way to go

  • Gabriel Carrasco

    The second to last drive for the Cowboys was worse than the last one. Two draws up the middle and a freaking pass. If your plan was just to run clock than stick to the run all the way through. But why pass and even if you pass, Romo knows better than to throw it away in that situation, you make sure it is completed or you take the sack. Romo definitely had a bad game.

  • californy

    I Like Dez but he waist to much energy with these side line rants,, he need to get himself focus in the game and look over pass formation before he enter the field again.

  • Gabriel Carrasco

    I think that after the Broncos game, I think the media crucified Romo, and you are seeing what is going on. I think Romo is not at the top of his game, and the coaches are not allowing him to be the Romo we know. I don’t want Alex Smith the game manager, I want Romo the gunslinger who gives us a chance to win, just about 25 times per game.

  • Gabriel Carrasco

    I am really starting to love me some Terrance Williams though. It was wrong to go to him so many times, but he is doing pretty well. So far has been consistent. 4 TD in 4 games, is impressive. Just needs to work on acceleration and catching the ball with his hands not his body.

  • californy

    I agree Beasley is strictly a slot WR who must attack the middle of the field and not the sidelines

  • californy

    William never finished the pattern that why he was 1-6 in the first half.

  • Gabriel Carrasco

    I think your can turn Beasley into a sideline kind of guy, and he can improve, but you can’t do it all the time. You have to give the defense different looks with the guy. You have Williams and Dez who are big players to cover him up.

  • californy

    The killing of the clock is not the way to go without moving the ball first.

  • Gabriel Carrasco

    I am not blaming the D on this one though. 4 turnovers should translate to 28 points we got 10. They got a stop on 4th down, and we have been begging them to do something like that for a while now, and they finally did, and the offense decides to jack around and the end result is it is put back on the defense.

  • californy

    Tony Romo pattern are taking to long, and that why the receiver are not getting open, Tony need to hit them in stride as soon as they a breaking out of their pattern,. The slants are what they need to run more. that what a slot WR does.

  • Gabriel Carrasco

    A lot of people are saying Scanderick is the one at fault. I understand, but he doesn’t even deserve most of the blame. He was spying Reggie underneath, and so he passed the receiver off as if he expected a safety to be there, and he wasn’t and Scanderick had to play catch up. The safety was the main one at fault. But Scanderick has to be more aware.

  • californy

    I am blaming the defense in this game 623 yards is way to many yards to give up, the coverage by the safeties was terrible in this game. At the same Time Calvin was on a mission and he was not going to be stopped.

  • Gabriel Carrasco

    Like I said, Garrett for some reason doesn’t want to do that. He feels he needs to gain the whole field on one play and you can’t do that. I have no problem if he wants to go deep on 1st or 2nd down, to maybe get a big play or get PI call. But on 3rd down and 2 and 3rd and 6 you run a slant or a run that is it. You only need a first down, and it could turn into a big play. Situational football is this team’s worst enemy. Since Garrett has come to Dallas as HC he has lost 11 games when the score was 5 points or less and won 13 that is mediocre football.

  • californy

    Beasley is best when he running with the ball and the middle is where he need to attack.

  • Gabriel Carrasco

    Yeah 623 was a lot, the safties are a problem. And Jerry still thinks he can go dumpster diving for SS and turn them into FS. Two different positions. Just thinking about it makes me mad.

  • californy

    Dallas played into Detroit hand when they made no adjustment to what they are doing, Cowboys got outplayed but the defense turnover is what kept it closed

  • Gabriel Carrasco

    Someone tried to compare Garrett and Payton. Because Payton got conservative in the Pats games and they lost. There is no comparison, sometimes a coaches decision doesn’t pay off and you lose, but Payton doesn’t do that often, Garrett does this too many times. Payton has a ring, Garrett doesn’t and he doesn’t know how to call a game and make adjustments.

    • Kevin Sivells

      Actually Garrett has 2 rings…. but he does shoulder some of the blame. However our defense was AWFUL and there is no way anyone can over see that mess.

      • getting a ring for watching a super bowl from the bench and earning one as a coach are quite different though lol.

    • Thats because Payton was a Parcells protege and JG is a Jerry Protege lol.

      • Gabriel Carrasco

        My second favorite team is the Saints, and Payton happens to be my favorite coach. Shame Jerry let him walk.

        • He would have left with Bill anyway. They had enough of JJ

  • californy

    I am out Gabriel have a good day. I know Cas is really pissed and I may of pissed her of more by some of my comments, oh well she have to get over it.

  • Gabriel Carrasco

    I think that Lee is the defenses best player right now. I feel really bad for Hatcher too, because he is having a season that Hall of Famers usually have. The stupid management took too long to find his position, and they wasted his career. Not saying that he could have been a Hall of Famer or anything, but had we run the 4-3 sooner Hatcher could have atleast been talked about being one of the best DT in the NFL.

  • californy

    The DL had no real pressure on Stafford and that may of been the result of the big plays.

  • Gabriel Carrasco

    Yeah I think everyone is pissed about this game.

  • Gabriel Carrasco

    This is the worst loss I have seen by the Cowboys by far.

    • I dunno: JG icing his own kicker was pretty bad lol

      • Gabriel Carrasco

        The Icing the kicker one was pretty bad yes, but when you have 1:24 left and you are up by 6 no way should the other team go down and score. It was aggravating to watch. Really it was sickening, literally, felt like throwing up after I saw that.

        • That’s cuz jg HAS NO CLUE HOW TO MANAGE THE CLOCK

          • frank

            cowgirl he has perfected how to run a clock, just badly (def28)

        • frank

          dwight clark and the catch was worse because of how big a game it was (def28)

  • Gabriel Carrasco

    Hatcher 7 sacks most by DT in the NFL.

    • ya and how long did they stop his progress?

      • Gabriel Carrasco

        Earlier I posted that the management and coaches sucked, because they took too long. Sorry, not saying he would have been a Hall of Famer or anything, but he is having a season, that Hall of Famers typically have. It is a shame we wasted this guys abilities. Feel real bad for Hatch.

        • YUP, They let Canty and Bowen walk and both did well elsewhere. Canty got his ring with the Gnats.

  • Gabriel Carrasco

    Interesting stat, there are 3 linebackers tied for the NFL lead for INT’s with 4. Sean Lee, Kiko Alonzo, and I forget the other guy.

  • frank

    garrett is awful. game plans are just as bad as him. bottom line is we couldn’t get a first down to end the game, same problem we’ve been having for years, why are o line is soft. instead of drafting the great escobar should have drafted warford. as for the worst loss i can’t speak for you guys but it would go back to the (catch) for me. Cowgirl I couldn’t agree more bring in GRUDEN for the next 10 years. (def28)

    • Gruden is the master of the short passing game: Bease would be a top 10 wr under him.

      • Gabriel Carrasco

        I think Beasley would be great in the short passing game, but I think Dez benefits as well, because CB would be forced to tackle him, and some corners already back off when Dez is going full speed.

  • Kevin Sivells

    Cas I have to agree but I loved the fire and passion he showed. Our sideline always show the same facial expressions winning or losing. I agree the COACHES should have been the ones raising hell especially the defensive coaches. The HEAD COACH should have grabbed Dez by the collar and sent his ass home if they felt he was distracting the players. Bottom line, wrong plays called in the 4tb quarter, defense surrendered a 10 point lead with no turnovers in the 4th quarter. Should not have loss.

    • I agree: I am just so sick of watching this team lose in the 2nd half because of poor clock management, lack of adjustments on defense, and poor play calling. Don’t get me started on the lack of discipline: especially the penalties at the worst freakin time in a game. What pisses me off even more is Romo continues to be the fall guy for this franchise. Jimmy Johnson said it best. There is no discipline, no accountability. It’s like a country club where everyone is buddies.

  • Kevin Sivells

    Gabriel you can talk about what Sean Lee or Hatcher is leading in. Bottom line, the defense allowed over 600 yards….. until the last series the offense kept the lead. The defense failed period. They did not get a stop when they need it. During the 2 minute drill.

    • Gabriel Carrasco

      Never talked about that as being an excuse, like I said it was an interesting stat I threw up there. No excuse for 600 yards. Please don’t read more into my posts than I put in there.

      • Kevin Sivells

        I am not reading more into your post. Correct me if I am wrong but in this same thread you said “I am not blaming the D on this one. 4 turnovers should translate to 28 points we got 10…..” So my response was to that your post. Are you not blaming the Defense?

        • Gabriel Carrasco

          I am blaming the defense yes. Did they lose the game yes. But a lot of people want to just shift all the blame on the D when our O couldn’t help them one bit. 600 yards given up is inexcusable. But when you have 4 turnovers in a game, you are supposed to win. The offense couldn’t translate the turnovers into points, and we lose.

          • Kevin Sivells

            GC, if the other team defense is doing their job, they are suppose to hold you to a three and out or a field goal AFTER their offense screw up. So in that, the Detroit Lions defense did what it was SUPPOSE to do…. Correct the mistakes of their offense. In the 4th quarter, the Cowboys offense did the exact opposite, they scored when the defense failed to stop and secure the 10 point lead with 10 minutes left in the game. Up until the last 2 series, which were bad coaching calls, the offense kept the team ahead. So everything the Cowboys offense did up to those last 2 series is null and void because they did not score?!? The defense got one stop then allowed the winning drive while being lazy and assuming the spike and allowing Stafford to just place the ball over the goal line… Yeah… offense’s fault….. SMH

    • Isn’t that the truth: Both DC’s JJ fired are doing well elsewhere it seems JG’s choice of staff is failing miserably. Watch rat end up with a division rival like Canty and Bowen did when they left Dal.

  • C. Joseph Wright

    I am not sure that Dez cares about his numbers that much. I think he just cares about winning.

    • californy

      I notice Dez Tirade start in the 2rd quarter every time Megatron did something Dez seem agitated . Dez is a competitor, and he want to show the world what he can do too. Dez doesn’t want to be left out.

    • he cares about looking like an ass cuz he ran his mouth to the media prior to the game and Detroit did exactly what i said they would do: they took him out of the game and made sure Megatron had a great game.

  • californy

    If Dez cared about winning he would of sat next to Romo at the clock stoppage at 12 seconds to see what the Cowboys had in worked to get into FG range.

    • I never see Dez looking at the pictures or picking Tonys’ brain. Beasley is always around Tony asking questions, paying attention to what the coaches are saying etc. I don’t see that from Dez at all.

      • californy

        I always see Beasley around Romo, I think he being the Head Coach son and Former QB, he know how to stay involved

      • californy

        Dez seem to be a loner, you never see him on the side line with anyone but himself.

  • Gabriel Carrasco

    I think there is a possibility Romo has lost confidence. The media crucified him in the Denver game despite a 506 yard performance and 5 TD. Romo I think is tired of losing and the blame being all on him, that takes a toll on someone at some point. Garrett puts his players in bad positions. Like I said if you get a competent coach, your receivers become even better, because he will have them run different routes. Garrett thinks you have to gain the whole field on one play which isn’t the case.

    • yup and he is too damn pigheaded to watch the winning teams getting the ball out quick. It should be 3 steps and release: there is no time for a hit or a sack

  • rh_stranger1

    Chucky would take this job in a heartbeat. The rest of his staff is already here like u said lol. We just need him. as far as the loss goes yes I give alot of blame to garrett, but not all of it. Why was romo throwing the ball out of bounds when they were trying to run the clock? That was a bone head rookie mistake. Why did tyron smith hold? He keeps his hands off that game is over. Why is the defense letting a reciever run wide open down the sideline with 30 seconds left? Then there is garrett. He is supposed to have these guys prepared for situations just like this. These situations obviously win and lose football games. He failed to prepare his team, and his team failed to make no brainer plays

  • Gabriel Carrasco

    Garrett would have to get this team to double digit wins and a division title in order to keep his job. This year 8-8 won’t cut it. I really do think Gruden is the guy to come back. Even if he fails, I would rather it be him than Garrett. Only thing I have a problem with is Gruden has yet to develop a rookie QB, but maybe that is more due to circumstances rather than just not being able to.

  • Gabriel Carrasco

    Tom Landry had 20 consecutive winning seasons 270-178 win loss record. Makes you wonder will we ever have that same success again.

  • Gabriel Carrasco

    The Colts rebuilt their team in 1 year and are still rebuilding and are looking to be going to the playoffs for the second time in 2 years. A lot of teams have done it, over the past few years. Only difference, is their GM’s are willing to let go of the past, and allow their football people do the work.

  • Gabriel Carrasco

    Demarcus Lawrence 6’3″ 245 DE Boise, Trent Murphy 6’6″ 260 LB/DE Standford, Scott Crichton 6’3″ 255 DE Oregon State. If we could end up with atleast two of the these guys I would be ecstatic. They are all projecting in the 1-4 round range. Lawrence may be the next good D lineman to come from Boise. Boise always seems to be churning out good talent.

  • Gabriel Carrasco

    Ware was asked about Jerry being on the sidelines more. He said leave him up there. We have Dez for the passion, we don’t need anymore. Thanks Ware for that, cause Jerry is a distraction. What Jerry you want to fire him too?

  • robert

    i dont think gruden would ever want to coach for a team where JJ is calling the shots