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The Garrett Syndrome

Garrett is smart.  Maybe too smart.

Garrett likes to spread the wealth around.  He likes to take what defenses give you.  He's good at that.  That was certainly his MO as a  player, back in the day.  I just wish he'd remember something else from back in the day.  

The great Super Bowl-winning Cowboys when Garrett played routinely imposed their will on teams.  Everyone knew Emmit was going to pound the ball inside.  Didn't matter.  He'd consistently gain 4 and 5 yards, breaking the occasional long game.  And in passing situations, everyone knew Michael Irvin was going to get the ball.  Again, didn't matter.

The value of pounding a defense with unstoppable offensive forces is that defenses have to really over compensate.  When that happen, scheming matters a LOT more.  Plus, defenses get demoralized and quit.

The Cowboys now appear to have some players who can dominate.  The latest is Demarco Murray.  Witten is another.  Romo is another.  When he gets in a groove, he seems unstoppable.

What does all this mean?  Let's get 25 touches for Murray.  Let's get 10-12 throws to Witten.  And let's tap into the enormous talent that is Dez.  Let's get the kid 15 throws a game.  Let's tell him we're counting on him and then act on it. 

He's obviously a warrior.  He's obviously a talent.  No, he doesn't always run routes correctly.  And yes that matters.  But when you rarely through him the ball, I think he gets bored.  He's more of a "just throw me the damn football" kind of guy. Do that, and he'll get the football and focus on his route running.

Let's scrap all the throws to guys like Ogletree or Bennett to Phillips.  Let's not waste carriers for now on Tanner or even Jones when he gets back.  Let's dial up the plays for our player-makers.

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