I was under the impression that this was still Jason Garrett’s Offense. Only with Bill Callahan calling the plays and Tony Romo having some serious input. In any event, something has got to give. Although the defense allowed a lot of points in week 1, it has been the offense that has disappointed. Against the Giants, the Offense should have turned those turnovers into an insurmountable lead. That did not happen. Against the Chiefs the Offense had plenty of opportunities to put points on the board, but could not do it.
They have a Tight End who has historically been useless in the red zone (Witten), and play-calling that is just as useless. The Cowboys had opportunities to build a lead in this game but these quick-outs and short passes are killing them. It’s not who they are. Their best chance is to attack the defense with their Wide Receivers. This is the best O-Line they have had in years so what gives?
Whoever is loading the play-book with all these short passes needs to be told. Whether Callahan is installing them or Romo is changing the calls at the line, it has to stop. Early on against the Chiefs they had success and that success came while throwing down the field to Dez Bryant.
The lack of a running game is puzzling too. The Cowboys decided to throw the ball 3 straight times when they had first and goal at the 5 yard line. They ended up settling for a field goal which has been one of their major issues for some-time now. They have to score touchdowns when they sniff the end-zone. Teams are too evenly- matched to take these opportunities for granted. If this is not fixed, it will continue to bite them in the rear.
It is confusing to see the talent that they have at WR being used in such a manner. The Cowboys have to get back to stretching the defense and they must commit to the run. Joseph Randle has been a healthy-scratch the first two weeks. Dunbar and Tanner have both put the ball on the ground in that time. It’s time to let Randle play and take some carries away from Murray.
Callahan, Garrett and Romo need to get together and get this offense on the right track. If they don’t get it together this coaching staff is going to get blown up at the end of the year. It is still early but they have to learn to make proper adjustments or this season could start slipping away.