So after going into week 5 of the NFL, and a dismal Cowboys season already in the works with a 2-3 record; It seems like a good time to vent.
WTH is the COWBOYS organization thinking? More importantly, how did they fall into a one dimensional mindset? I’ve been pretty patient over the Garrett years but enough is enough. I’m just going to put it out there because it was my initial thought the day they announced Jason Garrett would be the head coach. If he wasn’t good enough to be the starting QB for the Cowboys, why would Jerry Jones or anyone in his circle think Jason would be a better coach? Those who can’t do teach? I’m not sure I subscribe completely to that notion. Don’t get me wrong, I am sure Mr. Garrett is nice guy. On the other hand, could he have something on Jerry Jones? How has this crap continued to go on for this long? Is Jerry just satisfied with 8 and 8 seasons? <—– It’s a rhetorical question of course. Mr. Jones has to be tired of losing. His latest comments which seemed to infer he might be criticizing a 4th and 1 call where the Cowboys opted to punt the ball in the 4th quarter with very little time in the game, resulting in the Cowboys never seeing the ball again, might suggest Jerry is growing tired of watching the same story year after year. I hope so because it’s about damn time! The call led to a Texans win instead.
Like I have already stated before, getting rid of Dez was a good move, but probably a little late. They could have acquired a higher value for him 2 or 3 years ago, and done him a favor at the same time. Spilled milk I know! Witten has nothing to be ashamed of. The timing of his arrival with the Cowboy was unfortunate, and he still put up amazing numbers in his career. Elliot is a beast, but teams are able to stack up the box against him without a real outside threat. Props to him he is still productive, but that has to be getting harder on him, and easier for opponents as the season goes on.
Is Dak Prescott the issue? Or do questions regarding Dak go away if he has a true WR1? I am not ready to write Dak Prescott off. Cole Beasley as a slot receiver is limited as well without a true wide out that spreads the field. Is Allen Hurns a bust? Or is Jason Garrett and his staff unable to draw up plays that compliment Hurns’s and Dak’s talents? Or any of Dak’s speedster wideouts for that matter? Why have the coaching staffs under Garrett been unable to figure out a winning solution? All the talent that has come and gone, and yet unable to fuse any of it in the form of consistent and long lasting play making production? I know I am asking for a lot here, but at some point it is not the players anymore. Any other team would have handed J.G. a pink slip by now. So yeah I’m a little annoyed in the Cowboys Nation camp.
Also, I think the blame goes all the way to the top. It has to, to be fair to Garrett, it’s not like he is going to apologize on his own and hand in his walking papers. There is no doubt he will be the next scape goat for the Jones’s, and rightfully so, but why have the owners allowed him this many times to fail? After two years they could have saved him and moved him to a back office position if they see him as family, which they obviously do. If the Jones’s want to make up for their fault in this mess, they should still do that and then get a coach worth his salt; and not only pay him more, but give him more control to do what needs to be done. This in turn allows Jerry Jones to do what he has always been good at, which is marketing the Cowboys and driving up the sales for the organization. Imagine how much more money the Cowboys organization could make if they were a winning one again? I am not trying to knock on Jerry or Stephen personally. I am old enough to remember the down hill swing of a once great Tom Landry, and suffered through the 80s passing of the torch to the 49ers in that horrible NFC Championship game where “the Catch” took place. A living nightmare. Cowboy fans who experienced that day will never forget where they were that day, but thats another article in and of itself. So when Jerry came in and made the changes, myself and many of my Gen Xers were ready for it. My dad on the other hand experienced the height of Tom Landry’s career and experienced the great years of the 70s and 80s. Suffice to say if the 75 year old man had a website he might have some choice words about Jerry Jones.
The legacy I am sure is what Jerry Jones is concerned about these days, which translates into Super Bowles and how many he manages to acquire for his beloved Dallas Cowboys. He is running out of time for which I am sure he has not lost sight of. As a Cowboys fan I am routing for you Mr. Jones, but I haven’t bought a Cowboys hat or Jersey since D. Ware. I want to, I really do!
I have seen the glory days of the 90s championships disappear in my rear view, only to be reminded of them when seeing the great Troy Aikman calling a Cowboys game from the booth, for which his old team is probably losing; Or on occasion a grey bearded Emmitt Smith on TV. I too am aging and have a little grey in my beard. So no disrespect to the great Emmitt Smith.
I’m disappointed and I’m hot, and it has nothing to do with the San Antonio weather! So much for fantasy football balancing and keeping my Dallas Cowboys fandom in check. It has been crap having to endure the Garrett years! I’ll take an upgrade at the coach position please.
Special note to all my fellow San Antonio Dallas Cowboy Fans. After what is looking like another Cowboys mediocre season, I will be full on in my support of the Alliance of America Football League, and the new San Antonio Commanders! I hope everyone in San Antonio gets on board with that, while we wait for the Jones’s to figure it the hell out!