Nearly a day after the disappointing loss from our beloved Cowboys, a 24 hour rule will cure the mind I suppose,hopefully anyway. I am not writing this based on emotion, but hopefully with some optimistic pessimism. A pretty tough one to swallow, personally if this team was ready for big things this year than this was a game they needed to win and frankly should have won.
This offense has issues, issues that stem from one person in my opionon. We change coordinators, we change coaches, but at the end of the day, season after season it's just the same old Cowboys. All this talk of the 12 formation and I'm not really seeing any dividends paying out, all this talk of Garret not calling plays anymore and how he was the problem, I think I've had enough of being blind to the obvious. No matter what we do, Romo just steps up to the line, adjusts things 20 times, let's the play clock run down to a couple seconds so the defense can jump the count perfectly, and results just not panning out. Why is it that we can't dictate what we do to a defense, why must we change the play calls to accommodate the defense, it's a feeling of uncofidence that we can't just line up and do what we want to do, yes once in a while you don't get the look you want, but to do it every single play... This is the same predictable offense that we have seen for years, and I'm starting to think its Romo who is predictable. Remember many years ago we were facing off against the Bears, and we were lining up TO in the backfield and motioning him everywhere and they had no answer for it. Where is that now, I can't remember if that was Sean Payton or Garrett at the time but this offense is terrible for many reasons, to have the weapons we have and not be dynamic is unacceptable, and someone needs to take the fall for this. The best part is there no more excuse for pass protection, because it's been good, granted the run game still stinks but Romo just ain't his old self. Seems like he's playing extra conservative these days just so he doesn't have to hear it from the media, and be criticsed for his contract.
Basic things were we the fans, the commentators can see such mismatches but than we go and throw a screen in the redone when Dez is one on one. How de we regular fans see such a mismatch but the QB can't? In the 4 th the receivers are running these shallow routes going nowhere, on one play Terrance ran a slant and was going side ways after a yard? What's going on here, how de we justify this. There has been one constant throughout this, and that's Romo. No by no means am I saying get rid of him, we would be pretty mediocre without him,but then again is 17-17 any reflection of reality. This team is too good to not be able to dictate what they want to do to defenses, to not put teams away, I'm tired of this team playing down to opponents, tired of missed opportunities , tired of the sameoldresults that yield mediocrity.
This team should be better, should score a lot of points, but we don't, heck we nearly lost to the Giants after they gave it to us 6 times. Cudos to the D, they look pretty good, need to fix up the middle of the field and I'm going on record, Mo was not worth the investment, sure he's got a bum shoulder, but if you can't stay healthy than your no help to this team, Dallas would have been better off keeping those two picks instead of trading up for him. Scandrick deserves to be the starter going forward, rather have the motivation and fire from a player of Scandrick. Every time Mo makes a tackle he's gotta lay on the floor for a couple minutes, he doesn't match this scheme, not tough enough not strong enough.
At the end of the day, this offense is not good enough, the play calling is predictable, there is a lack of creativity, never see this team put players in position to create mismatches and be the best that they can be. So you tell me, is it the coordinators, the coaches, or the guy who just got the big contract and is allegedly so involved with the game planning week to week? The guy who lines them up in this hurry up only to change things as often has he does? Realistically we will never know, but to me it's simple. Romo very rarely will runs play that's called, instead he will adjust things to the last second and audible almost every play and down and situation, so how do we fault a coordinator when Romo is always the last one with the call. Yes I know he probably gets a couple calls and will pick which ever suits how the defense is aligned. Yet the defense will predictably know this and show a false read because they always know he will run the clock down to nearly the end so the true defense can be disguised. At some point Romo does deserve some critisism, because he has been getting a pass from Cowboys loyalists for a very long time.