Another week, and another monumental collapse for the Cowboys as they were routed by the Green Bay Packers 45-7. Dallas continues through a 3 game skid after their lose of starting quarterback Tony Romo, where they have allowed over 1,200 yards and over 120 points defensively and offensively they struggled to muster 200 yards of offense. This would probably hurt more if people didn’t see it coming, however, the sting is still there after the great hope that the season began with and the demoralizing fallout the team is dealing with at only the halfway point and half the season left to endure.
The situation is almost becoming comical were it not overcome with dismal atmosphere seen by both players, coaches, and fans alike. People are talking about having a top 3 pick in next years draft, and probably aren’t wrong for looking to what will probably be the only real achievement between here and now that the team can look forward to. Along with the looming idea of a possible lock out for next year, there is a dark cloud hanging over the organization today.
So now it comes to whether or not Jerry Jones should fire Wade Phillips. It’s been talked about since before the bye week, but today it truly comes to a head because the lose in Green Bay was absolutely embarrassing. What’s worse is that it is obvious that more than one player on the team is simply giving up during the games, and early at that. The Cowboys do have a real possibility of losing out this season and ending at 1-15. Wade looks miserable on the sideline and in press conferences and looks like he has quit himself and the coaches look up in arms. I said it earlier, but now it really is the time to fire Wade.
There really is no way he is going to rally the team and get some wins, they don’t even seem to respond to him. That’s not to say that they will necessarily respond to Jason Garrett or any other interim coach that is put in Wade’s place. The situation simply needs to be addressed. Better to try to put out the fire than to watch it all burn. Even if things don’t vastly improve, the fact that they are trying to fix the situation is better than watching them do the nothing that they are currently doing.
This situation is the culmination of the setup of the Cowboys. Through both the draft strategies, player signings, and personnel hiring. The strategy of dropping in the draft has been used a lot lately and is not a bad strategy, but only when you have an abundance of talent with no significant gaps and only if you have the right coaching staff to mold the players into professionals. This is not something the team had. The offensive line and the secondary have been significant concerns that were not addressed in the draft, instead the team sought to grab project players. The coaches, though accredited, don’t really have the personalities to shape players who had fallen in the draft for a reason. Thus, people can look back and say why did we take Felix Jones over Rashard Mendenhall or Chris Johnson. Passing up on Louis Delmas or Jarius Byrd or William Beatty. You could go down the list and it could be argued that lots of teams passed those same players up. It still remains that instead of adding youth and talent where available, that the Cowboys sought to sit on their depth like a miser hoarding their money and in pro football your always getting older. Dallas has not addressed their trouble spots and has instead let their depth get thinner.
All of this is erupting in the face of the organization and leaving the team and fans with a long trip through the rest of the season. See you guys in New York next week.
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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.