First thing first, the Chiefs are for real, at least on Defense. Top notch CB in Flowers (Bryant burned him? Yeah, well there are no shutdown CBs anymore), a disrupting force in the front 3 in Poe, no weak links at LB and 2 good or better safeties.
Now, to the actual topic, what's wrong with Callahan?
I know, the running game was going nowhere with Poe disrupting things in the middle, a couple of DEs that stone walled their lanes, 4 LBs that showed good pursuit and 2 young quick safeties.
But in the 4th Quarter, with 6:43 to go, Callahan calls for every play to be a pass?
When you do that, you allow the Defense to dictate the play, they can send both ILBs and maybe an OLB to zones and take out the slants, crosses and drags, while sending both safeties in 10 and 15 yards deep cover-2, and allowing the CBs to be physical on the line, throwing the receivers route running timing to hell if they succeed. That's how you end up seeing those short outside-numbers throws that even if received would fall short of a 1st down, it's what the Defense is allowing.
The Chiefs were asking for the Cowboys to run and they chose not to. Sure, the most likely thing would have been that those plays would have gone nowhere, but what do you have to lose? There's plenty of time and if one of those running plays come close to succeeding, you're helping yourself by giving the LBs and Ss something to think about.
But Callahan is failing at something that people kept reminding Garrett off, By making yourself one-dimensional you look like a genius when it works and dumb when it doesn't.
I thought that the Cowboys had decided to be smarter this year.
There's still a long season to go, hopefuly, Callahan will call for more balance.