Looking at things from CV’s POV…
The Cowboys looked pitiful Sunday afternoon against a very good defensive team and Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott looked lost as the Denver Broncos throttled Dallas 42-17.
What irks me the most (besides having to watch that performance) is that after the game, head coach Jason Garrett threw Dak under the bus. He said, “When they play that style of defense, you have to be able to consistently attack with the passing game.” At different times today, I thought we were able to do that, and at other times we weren’t. We didn’t make the plays, for whatever reason. We really needed to have [consistent] success throwing the ball. We were not able to do that.”
Yes, the second-year quarterback did not have his best game and even took the criticism from Jason Garrett and shouldered the blame but this was a team that was not prepared in the least bit.
Denver came out and smacked Dallas in the first quarter. Out came the rain just before the first quarter ended and delayed the game for a little over an hour. Did the Cowboys adapt? No, they did not.
Even going into halftime, the Cowboys were able to get a late Dan Bailey 56-yard field goal and cut the deficit to 21-10.
In the second half, were there adjustments made? No, there were not.
Jason Garrett wants to put the blame on Dak Prescott but the blame should squarely be on him and the coaching staff. The team was not prepared and did nothing to try and alter what they were doing on offense or defense.
The Cowboys ran the ball just 14 times as opposed to throwing it 50. Can you say, “One dimensional.”
There were no plays designed for Prescott to get out and use his legs, no plays to try and get Elliott out into space, and for the last two games it seems like all this offense wants to do is force feed the ball to Dez Bryant.
Let’s not forget towards the end of the game when Dallas went for it on fourth down instead of kicking a field goal to make a two-possession game with a little over three minutes to go. What play do they call? A 50-50 jump ball in the corner of the end-zone for…wait for it…Dez Bryant.
The biggest disappointment about this game was the lack of urgency at the end. All the players were trotting, nobody was in a hurry.
What’s Jason Garrett doing?
He was standing there smiling and clapping like a cheerleader.
I’m not trying to make excuses for Dak Prescott or Ezekiel Elliott because they did play poorly and it looked like Elliott quit on the team but for Jason Garrett to put Dak on blast like that shows poor leadership.
But then again, Jason Garrett has never been anything more than a puppet for Jerry Jones.
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