The Dallas Cowboys found a way to rip out the hearts of their fans again. Call it the ghost of Tony Romo. Call it the curse of week 17. Call it whatever you want. I call it time for change. This game was a microcosm of the last few years with Jason Garrett, and this season as a whole. Just when you think the Dallas Cowboys are moving forward they make mistakes that destroy all hope.
Am I angry? Yup.
Am I sad? Yup.
Am I suprised? Nope.
Such is the life of a Cowboys fan I suppose.
The biggest problem in this game was the play calling. Period. Jason Garrett throwing the ball when running on 3rd down would have worked, poor clock management (what was that timeout just before half?), and why throw the back shoulder low to Dez instead of Witten in the middle. It shows that Jason Garrett needs to be replaced. There are just too many repeated mistakes from the coaching to keep in the direction we are going.
The defense played well, I still think that the secondary needs to get ball skills, but moving into the off-season that is something we can fill through free agency and the draft. I think that most of the needs on this team are on defense and a young QB to groom. I will post a free agency and draft update soon to cover those things. But I am not sold on Kiffin, so unless we get some players that fit that scheme, it is already time for a change.
So where do we go from here? I don’t think anyone knows. I do know fans are screaming for Jason Garrett and Monte Kiffin to be fired. I can not disagree, but remember the problems go all the way to Jerry Jones, he has said he doesn’t want to hire a coach who wants control in any way.
So for the song of the game I thought Led Zepplin – Heartbreaker, but that was just too easy. Instead I went a much darker, much more gripping song, Pink Floyd – Sorrow.