I hate to admit it but this looks an awful lot like the same Cowboys team that we've seen the last few years. I think we have some flaws but a talented team that isn't to far away. I am starting to believe that coaching is the main problem. Now like I said we have some flaws, at first glance
1.Play-makers at the WR position, we have a couple nice 2's, 3's and 4's, but nothing close to a number 1 reciever. These guys are not getting open. And as you saw in the Bronco's game you can load up on the run and single cover us and we cant make you pay. This is a copycat league so expect to see that every week until we start making people pay. Or is it the scheme that is no good?
2. I know we don't have anything better (so were stuck) but Flozell is killing us at left tackle. He is good for one hold, one false start, one sack, and 3 or 4 pressures that causes bad throws every game.These always seem to come at critical times to boot.
3. I think that our defense is good enough to win with but if I have to pick a flaw I'd say an overall lack of playmakers. Ware and Ratliff are at an "All Pro" level and the only constiant playmakers. Newman, James, and Brooking, are good solid starters capable of playing at a Pro-Bowl level. But the rest of the deffense is very average.
I think Wade Phillips is a really good deffense coach (probally not 10 better in the league) , and you can win with him and his deffense. I just don't think he is a good head coach. But Jason Garrett has done a worse job in my opinion. He started out on fire, but once the league figured him out (about 12 games in to his first year) he has struggled. Its a punch and counter punch league and he never figured it out again. His play calling, game managment, and whole scheme in general is not working right now. Can he adjust? I just dont think he put players in the position to succeed. He doesnt use thier strenghts.
On to Romo, I think if you polled Nfl GM's they'd tell you he has above average athletism, above average arm, above average mobilty, and (even though he hasn't shown it this year) above average accuracy. From what I've seen he also seems to be smart enough. So whats missing? Again look to Garrett. Romo needs someone to finish developing him. I dont think he will develope any further under this coaching staff. Mike Holgram seems like the best fit to do this, given how he harnessed Favre. If this season continues as usual, Jerry will make changes next year. Let's all pray he doesn't hand this thing over to Garrett. Our window is open now, and we cant afford to make another coaching mistake.