Well after last week spirits are low for Cowboys fans, and are likely to get lower after the game this Sunday night. There’s not much more that can be said other than the team is falling apart. It looks like the team is waiting for that first mistake to be made, and then the rest of the team follows suit and crumbles throughout the rest of the game. It’s a tough thing to even watch the games anymore. The bags are coming out and Dallas is becoming the laughing stock of the league.
What’s so peculiar about this is this constant argument that the Cowboys are so talented. Even, if that is so, talent should keep them afloat right? Well not in this case. The team is not functioning as a team and now they are cracking at the seams. Igor Olshansky, pointed out on an ESPN radio show, that the offense is throwing the ball too much and turning it over. The defense is getting frustrated with how much they are having to go back onto the field after fighting to keep the other team out of the end zone. Maybe that’s why they are quitting during games. It’s likely a cascade effect. When one side makes a mistake the other side quits. This is very childish, but this is exactly where the coaches are supposed to come in and rally the troops to stick together, but where are the coaches? Wade Phillips’, lackadaisical responses to this are exactly what is causing this, and the same can be said for Jason Garrett.
Every team needs a kind of a “father” figure coaching them. Not in the sense that they need a dad, but in the sense that it’s a group of 53 men playing different positions that need to be coordinated and given direction. That is essentially the job of the coach. Mike Singletary, in San Fransico, is good example. His staff and himself are not coordinating well and the team all together is not playing well. However, they are fiery and motivated, and thus so is the team. Whereas, here in Dallas the coaches aren’t coordinating well AND they have no fire to keep their players playing when things are going bad.
When they go in to Green Bay, they will face a more disciplined team that will likely pick them apart. The Cowboys won’t likely go the rest of the season without a win, but they’ll be hard pressed to eek one out with the way their schedule is looking.
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Written by David Willow
My name is David Willow. Your NFL and Fantasy Jedi. I have lived in Dallas, TX most of my life. I have been following both football and basketball since I was a child. I love being able to research and analyze different players and teams. I've been a fantasy sports enthusiast for around 8 years with some titles to back that. I have a Bachelors degree in History with a minor in English. Other hobbies include me being part of an acting workshop for five years, playing guitar, and working out. Hit me up with any comments, questions or opinions.