Dallas Cowboys: Hard Decisions Loom

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Oct 4, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; Dallas Cowboys head coach

Jason Garrett

yells from the sidelines against the New Orleans Saints during the second half at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints won 26-20 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Jason Garrett Pulls Another Jason Garrett

Beyond the preparation of the team, which at times didn’t seem to be as strong as it needed to be, there were some really bad coaching decisions that made people scratch their heads. You line up Christine Michael for his first play in a Dallas uniform in a short yardage situation and expected the defense to not know you were going to hand it off to him? It just made no sense. Another oddity came when Garrett saw his rookie linebacker, Damien Wilson, confused and out of position, but didn’t call a timeout to make sure the team was lined up. Drew Brees saw this and well and that was the game. Without Sean Lee on the field the coaches should have recognized this and called a timeout instead of allowing the play to happen. Jason Garrett has had moments like these throughout the years, and he needs to learn from his mistakes at some point.

If there has been a repeated knock on Jason Garrett it’s certainly his game management skills. He seemingly hasn’t learned a lot from his mistakes. This is amplified by the fact a quarterback like Romo is out and now the team can’t make adjustments on the field in real time. It is a major flaw with the Cowboys right now.

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