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Titans just so happens to be their worst loss

Date Dec. 5th 06:43 AM Icon 41 Date 0


At 3-5 [url=www.thecowboysfootballauthentic.com]Youth Maliek Collins Jersey[/url] , the Cowboys are a bad football team and we can emphatically say that without the need for any further evidence. The Cowboys latest loss to the then 3-4of the season. Not because it was a 3-4 Titans team, the Cowboys weren’t necessarily in a position to expect to beat anyone. It’s the worst loss because the Titans just dominated them for the better part of three quarters. It was the most points (28) an opponent has scored on this Cowboys defense. It was also the ninth consecutive loss dating back to last season that resulted in a Cowboys offense scoring less than 20 points. Stick whatever piece of silverware you prefer into this team because they are way past done.It’s time to look past what’s mathematically possible and accept that these Cowboys are destined to disappoint. They just showed that even with two weeks to prepare, they could somehow play worse than before and that’s disturbing. There are no more excuses to uncover, no more tweaks here or there that are going to make the difference right now. No matter where anyone wants to point the finger, it ultimately falls at the feet of this coaching staff. We really can’t put the onus on any one area without including Jason Garrett and Scott Linehan.Dak Prescott hasn’t even remotely resembled a franchise quarterback but who’s job was it to develop him? It was Jason Garrett and Scott Linehan who took the franchise forward with Prescott in the first place. They decided that he had the skills to be their guy going forward and 2016 validated that. However, they have yet to even decide what he can and can’t do which is absolutely inexcusable. What they want is a pure pocket-passing quarterback but that’s not what they have. They have an athletically-gifted mobile quarterback that can succeed in a tailored-offense around his abilities.Linehan has yet to accept Dak’s limitations or accentuate his strengths and when he does, it’s short-lived. There are almost no designed quarterback runs and play-action isn’t used enough though it’s critical for Prescott’s success. If anyone is curious as to why this offense can’t function unless everything is perfect, look no further than those who have created the environment. There are so many folks out there using Prescott’s struggles as a way to defend this coaching staff but what trust have these coaches earned lately? Right now, you see a staff that has almost no grasp of the roster. Prescott is certainly responsible for his own miscues in these losses but the fact that he’s required to play perfectly to win is the definition of coaching incompetence in the NFL. If Norv Turner can find success working with Cam Newton, who is also not a natural pocket-passer that makes mistakes, what’s that say about the Cowboys coaches?This past offseason was the front office doubling down on their trust in Garrett and Linehan. Garrett and Linehan were behind an offseason overhaul of position coaches that included hiring a quarterback’s coach with less NFL game experience than the starter. Garrett and Linehan also brought in an offensive line coach who’s philosophical changes got him fired mid-season. Now, the once-perceived strength on offense is a complete mystery from week to week which can’t happen with the resources they spent in that area. The lack of execution by these players is directly related to a scheme that hasn’t evolved around the quarterback. We have seen enough already that would suggest this current coaching staff is not going to evolve the scheme around Dak Prescott. If that’s the case then there’s no way for the two entities to coexist. Jerry Jones has already guaranteed that Dak Prescott will be around for the foreseeable future and will get an extension. What that really means is that Prescott will be evaluated right up until at least 2020. After that, there are options like the franchise tag that could prolong making a long-term financial decision.Both Jason Garrett and Scott Linehan were given just about everything they could ask from ownership. Even when they admitted they made a mistake at receiver [url=www.thecowboysfootballauthentic.com]Youth La'el Collins Jersey[/url] , they were rewarded with the addition of Amari Cooper at the price was next year’s first-round pick. When you consider how young this team is and the pieces they have, now is not the time to blow up the roster. So far, we have seen much more creativity in their ability to lose games rather than win games. Every single decision that has been made over the past three seasons was at the behest of the current regime and they have failed. If Garrett and Linehan can’t win with these players, it’s time they find someone who can.The Cowboys win over the Lions saves their season, for now If you squint a little bit, the Dallas Cowboys team on the field against the Detroit Lions looked a little like 2016. They aren’t there yet as one game does not make a trend, and the Lions have certain deficiencies on defense like stopping the run. Still, in the Cowboys 26-24 win, the Cowboys offense put up over 400 yards of offense and relied on a familiar formula. Ezekiel Elliott running the ball down the opposition’s throat, and Dak Prescott with efficient passing, plus hitting some explosive plays to propel the team to points. The Cowboys defense has started to take on a little water, especially the secondary which had some busted coverages along with some poor effort at times. Plus, they suffered through some extraordinary catches by the Lions receivers. But DeMarcus Lawrence did his part with three sacks and with eight overall tackles to lead the team. The defense did enough so that a rejuvenated offense could close it out. The man to close it out? Brett Maher [url=www.thecowboysfootballauthentic.com]Youth Antwaun Woods Jersey[/url] , who booted four field goals on the day, none more important than the game-winner with time running out.Dak Prescott looked like a different player, confident in the pocket, hitting crucial third downs and looking deep more than once. He bookended a long pass to Michael Gallup early with a long pass to Ezekiel Elliott late, the last one setting up the game-winner. Prescott received excellent protection all day, so his 118.6 rating was well-earned, but also was the beneficiary of that work up front by the Cowboys line.Ezekiel Elliott was the star, though. He did it on the ground and through the air, and took a beating along the way. Elliott had to come out of the game multiple times with aches and pains, but he kept stepping back into the arena and made the big plays when his team need ed them most. The Dak and Zeke show, with nice complementary play from the receivers and the offensive line, remind us of how the Cowboys did it during their 13-3 season in 2016. Power running, efficient passing [url=www.thecowboysfootballauthentic.com]Womens Demarcus Lawrence Jersey[/url] , and just enough explosive plays to put points on the board. Rely on a defense that does just enough to help win the game, and you get victories. For one week, the Cowboys looked like their old selves. Now, can they do it again, and again.This win puts the Cowboys right back in the thick of the playoff race. With the Eagles losing to the Titans today, the Cowboys are tied with Philadelphia and Washington with two wins, although Washington is on a bye so will lead the division at 2-1 (the Giants are still playing). It’s just that crazy from week to week in the NFL, especially in the first month of the season. Dallas hits the quarter mark of the 2018 season at 2-2, but feeling much better about themselves after rediscovering their identity. The trick is to continue that. They have a winnable game next week against the Texans. Are they back on track, or was this just a one-week reprieve?

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