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Cowboys offense

Posted on: May 7, 2009 11:32 pm

The other day someone asked me what I thought of our wide reciever situation in Dallas. I think when you have a tight end like Jason Witten you don't need a strong number two wide reciever. Witten is their number two recieving option if not their number one recieving option after losing Terrell Owens. The guy does everything right. At practice and on the field Witten is a true leader. We have Patrick Crayton, Miles Austin and Sam Hurd as our two, three and four recievers. Crayton has been a little inconsistent but has earned the trust of Romo. Austin and Hurd are very green but have the ability to be solid backups. I don't think we are going to see the same Dallas offense we've had the past couple of years. I believe that we are going back to the old school Dallas offense. Power running team. I think that we are going to do what we do best and that is pound the rock! With Marion Barber and Felix Jones healthy we are going to be tough to stop in the run game. We will use the run to set up the pass and that should take the pressure off of Romo, Williams and co. Look at the Cowboys offense before Felix Jones got hurt last year and that is what you will see this year! If we can keep our offensive unit healthy and give Romo some time in the pocket the Dallas Cowboys will be tough to stop! I will get into our defense later.

Big Papa D Cool

Category: NFL

Since: Mar 6, 2007
Posted on: May 30, 2009 8:05 pm

Cowboys offense

Right again... and good point about F.Jones not many cowboy fans realize what loses like that can do even though our running game didn't take the huge plunge you might expected.

Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: May 30, 2009 2:32 pm

Cowboys offense

I agree with you completely about our offensive coaching. I think defenses adapted to us and we didn't adapt to them. We couldn't get the ball to Owens. And to go into battle with Brad Johnson was ridiculous. They have addressed that need with the signing of Jon Kitna and drafting McGee so at least we have that going for us. As far as Flozell, he's just slow and can't keep up with the faster pass rushers so he tries to get a head start on them. The coaches know that and they can't fix the fact that he is huge and is better suited to run block. Our team looked much better with F. Jones healthy and if he stays healthy we won't have near as many problems this year as we did last.

Big Papa DCool

Since: Mar 6, 2007
Posted on: May 29, 2009 7:56 pm

Cowboys offense

Yeah guys you're both right again... the only thing offensively that bothers me is the offensive coaching. Now don't get me wrong I'm not against them, I'm just not  sold on what exactly they're trying to do, for example last year they seemed not capable of making some adjustments they had through out the year. Then Brad Johnston even being allowed to wear a star on his helmet, and I'm sorry that isn't just a hindsight thing this was a present issue that brad couldn't play QB before the season started and I don't mean based on his last play from other teams, I hold them responsible because we run a billion dollar organization and you mean to tell me all the time ex-QB Jason Garret and staff had to evaluate Johnston  through camps, practices and such they really thought the person to run the show "in case of emergency" was him? Maybe so. What about in games. All teams make decisions that later can be identified as mistakes but why does it seem that other  teams live and die by what they do but we don't. I know things are easier said than done but come on. Forcing the pass in games where running was dominating (or the other way around), not trusting T. Choice the Pittsburgh game, accepting F. Adams Iliegal procedure penalties the whole year (although I'm not saying release him just bench him a quarter let him know it won't be tolerated), now seemingly using T.O as bit of a scapegoat.Our team was loaded last year with talent that implemented that even a disappointing season should have went 11-5.Best thing is that the cure to this epidemic is good old fashion experience.

All in all we are loaded "again" very deep at all positions leaving little room for error, great draft "again" (real football fans know the Romo's,Witten's, and umm Scandrick's don't always come in the early round), so all is left to do is play the game and coach it.

Since: May 22, 2007
Posted on: May 26, 2009 8:29 am

Cowboys offense

Big Papa D - looks like you have hit the nail on the head concerning the Cowboys offense, and offensive strategy. They should be pounding the rock with Marion Barber, Felix Jones, and Tashard Choice. I think he turned into a pretty good back last year with the absence of Barber and Jones down the stretch. Really, Jason Garrett needs to quit being so pass happy and start using more running plays for that big offensive line we have.

I'm still a bit concerned about Roy Williams as the number 1 receiver....I don't know why Jerry decided to pick him up and give up so much. For what it cost us for Williams, we could have had Anquan Boldin during draft week and he's the real deal. There was no need to bring RW in during the middle of the season. The Lions would have parted for him for less I think, if we had waited. Roy Williams still hasn't shown me enough to say "he's the guy we're counting on" in clutch situations.

As for the remaining WR, I though Isaiah Stanback had some promise, but he hurt his knee last week, so he's probably done until the season starts. I like Patrick Crayton, but I think the wild card is Miles Austin. If he can be consistent, he will be the slot receiver when the Cowboys go to spread formations. That's where he will do the most damage.

I didn't see a lot of promise from the draft, but I suppose we will have to wait and see...until then, let's hope for some Star Power...

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