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Garett's process will lead to sustainable .500 football

What makes football such a great sport is it's highly strategical character. Coaches design plays on offense, defense and special plays with Xs and Os to gain or prevent yards. Eleven players on the field try to execute these plays, play after play. At a micro level, success bears upon whether the play is successfully executed or not. At macro level, the rate of successfully executed plays determines a team's success level during a game and season. Coaches come up with an overall plan with predetermined plays that will be called as part of an overall scheme for the Sunday game.

Garett's "process" is based upon week after week work, doing the same things over and over again, so that successful execution and success become one. Sure, why not. ISounds methodical, organized and even interesting at the beginning. But now, after three years, you got players like Bryant, Romo, Ware and Witten talking like robots about the process and repeating meaningless phrases of just getting better week after week! Granted the "process" has kept the cowboy's in the hunt for the playoff's three consecutive seasons. But that right there is the limit of the Garett "process". To win, you need more than just a process, you need strategy, overall thinking and wining culture. And that my BTB friends, Garett seems to have known of those.

Take stragegy and overall thinking, when you play chess, you try to think two, three, maybe even more moves ahead. When you play poker, even before the flop, you are already thinking how you're gonna move before the flop, after the flop or even after the river. When things move in your favor, you adjust particularly when you have a winning hand, say pocket queens with two queens on the flop. Check call, Check call, Bet. Obvious. You don't have to be a pro poker player to understand that. And you don't have to be a pro coach to understand that ahead three scores with seconds winding down in the third quarter. Run, Run, Run... Particularly when you're running back is gaining 7 yards per attempt!

Whatever the game, you have to think. It seems that Mr. Garett during his career and Harvard education learned the process, the X's and the O's and many other things but did not learn to think strategically. Otherwise, Detroit would not have beat Dallas this year, Oakland would not have pushed the cowboys to the brink, the clock would not have run out inexplicably last year and, no way in the world, the packers would have time to score five TDs in the second half! All of these monumental letdowns from a team that was consistently in the hunt. All this to say that Garett and his "process" will sustainably keep the cowboys in the hunt and Garett will sustainably lose under pressure when it really counts because he does not know how to think to win when it counts. If he knew how to, he would of already shown it (loss to KC - ridiculous, loss to Detroit - absurd, loss to Denver - in it but then, loss to San Diego - despite 10 point lead, and finally loss to Green Bay - unbelievable)!

Speaking of winining culture, great sports figures (players, coaches and nations) win often because they are used to winning, know how to win and win even if the weren't supposed to. Take New England, after incredible comebacks these last weeks, they almost won today against Miami. Year after year, Bellichick and Brady are in the playoffs and win because they are used to it and know what it takes to win. Same applied to Ferguson and Manchester United, no matter how good the opposition, win, title, win title... Bayern Munich up 1-0 at the 90th minute can attest to Man U's winning culture. Nadal also has that winning culture, reason why he's N°1 after a knee injury. He should have lost in his lone title at Wimbledon, but won despite one break down at the end of the fifth set against Federer, because he knew what he had to do.

Most evidently, Garett does not have the winning culture of these figures and does not see the big picture of a ballgame or the big picture in general. The blame is not on Jerry. Say whatever but despite all the grumblings, Jerry has built a decent team that should have won more games this season, last season and two years ago. The blame is not on Tony. If the Coach says run the ball, seconds will tick and there will be no romo-interception! Yes, there are reasons to grumble about Jerry. Yes, Monte Kiffin's defense is lousy Yes, many things. But, Bottom line, Garrett has the cards to win but just plays his cards lousily when he's supposed to win. Garett will not all of a sudden learn how to win! And thanks to the "process", will sustainably keep our beloved cowboys at .500 and keep breaking our hearts...

Go away Jason! Take coaches and your process somewhere else.

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