Yesterday’s game was truly a modern Dallas Cowboys game. We came so close to beating a very good team, but we choked in the final minute. Rather than rant and rave as I might feel inclined to do, I have decided to write a series of letters to the players and coaches who so proudly wear that precious blue Star.
Dear Monte Kiffin,
If the zone defense is not working, stop playing zone defense. I can be quoted numerous times as saying Calvin Johnson is “a player of our generation.” His ability is truly uncanny. No human being, however, should be able to achieve 329 receiving yards against our defense. Neither should the likes of Reggie Bush and Joique Bell be able to zip up and down the field.
Just Doesn’t Get It
Dear Tony Romo,
Dez Bryant still has some growing up to do. That being said, his ability is freakish. Please target him on more than 20% of your throws (Dez was targeted 6/30 times, Williams 10/30, Randle 4/30). Sure, your other options are great, especially when the defense is glued to #88. But when Dez Bryant is running loose, you have no excuse (may have been said by Dr. Seuss). You’re a veteran and are highly-regarded by true fans; it’s time to develop that vision everyone knows you have.
In the words of former Cowboys Keyshawn Johnson,
Dear Jason Garrett, Bill Callahan, Tony Romo, Jerry Jones, or
Whoever is Calling Plays,
Do not run the ball on 2nd and 13 with 2:38 left in the game. Do not run the ball on 3rd and long with even less left in the game. True, it would to be an advantage to force the Lions into using all time outs. Yes, Dan Bailey has quite a powerful leg. However, securing the ball must be the top priority. With an all-pro quarterback, wide receiver, and tight end, throw the ball! Do not run three plays to substitute running backs.
Dear Dallas Defensive Line,
Thank you for your continued effort in the face of adversity. Jarius Wynn, Ceasar Rayford, George Selvie, and several others: thank you for choosing to resurrect your careers with the Dallas Cowboys, you will always be appreciated. Rod Marinelli and Jason Hatcher, thank you for providing leadership to this ultra-talented group.
Happy for a Bright Spot
Dear DeMarcus Ware, Jason Witten, and Brandon Carr,
Thank you for the veteran leadership and level heads, on and off the field. It is my deepest hope that the rest of the team will heed your examples. Thank you for maintaining confidence in this team and loyalty to this organization.
Truly Glad to Have You
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