Dallas Cowboys: Did Jerry Jones Once Again Put His Foot In His Mouth?

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When I saw the Headlines for the NY Daily news this morning, (Wed Aug 1st 2012) I not only felt a chill go down my spine, it sent me on a trip  down a not so good memory lane. The first thought that came to mind was: Did Jerry Jones, once again, put his foot in his Texas-sized mouth?

The headline read:   “Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones’ big mouth will wake sleeping NY Giants”

Jones makes the payments on his $1.2 billion Jerry World with the world’s largest and coolest video board, but it’s the Giants who own the place with a 3-0 record.

Gary Myers of the NY Daily News wrote: Jerry Jones opened his Texas-sized big mouth again, and the Cowboys will be the ones paying for it. Jones, the Cowboys owner, and the rest of the NFL never learn: The Giants become a great team only when they feel disrespected and dumped on. Rex Ryan fired them up for last year’s Christmas Eve showdown with all the big brother/better team talk. Tom Brady ticked off the Giants before each of his Super Bowl losses to Big Blue, and Jones distributed two tickets to each of his players for the NFC title game before playing the Giants in the divisional round.

Oops. Giants 21, Cowboys 17.

Now Jones has written a check with his mouth that his team won’t be able to cash on the field. Preaching to Cowboys fans at the opening of training camp in Oxnard, Calif., Jones proclaimed,

“We want you to come to (Cowboys Stadium) and watch us beat the New York Giants’ ass, OK?”

Big mistake.

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As all of you know, I am one of the biggest Cowboys fans on the planet, but I have also spent my entire life studying the game of football. I currently spend a great deal of time analyzing and writing about the game of football. In other words, I have not only learned that I need to be a realist, but also how to read the writing on the wall.

As I have said in previous articles, I am just a peon,  yup, I am not an NFL GM, a head coach, or even a professional scout. But what I do have, is “Common Sense”. I would like nothing more than to watch my beloved boys pound the New York football Giants into the turf. But, I also have to look at the whole picture. In this article I am going to break down what I believe needs to be done if the Cowboys are to have any hope of beating the world champions in week one.

Coaching: This is where it starts. It is common knowledge that Jason Garret is more than a little wet behind the ears when it comes to experience as a head coach in the NFL. Tom Coughlin is a seasoned veteran with two Lombardis to his credit. It was obvious in the last 2 meetings with the Giants that Coughlin had his number. JG will need to come with some new looks this time around that Coughlin has never seen before. He will also need to game plan around that dominant NY pass rush. If he can’t establish a running game to hold off the pass rush, and find plays that don’t force Tony to hold the ball too long (quick, short passes like Brees and Brady use), it will be a repeat of the last fiasco in week 17.