Dallas Cowboys: It’s time to push the panic button

SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 23: Head coach Jason Garrett of the Dallas Cowboys heads off the field after losing 24-13 to the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on September 23, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 23: Head coach Jason Garrett of the Dallas Cowboys heads off the field after losing 24-13 to the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on September 23, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) /

The Dallas Cowboys are 1-2. They have an anemic offense, an overrated offensive line, and poor coaching. The sense of urgency is now.

The Dallas Cowboys lost to the Seattle Seahawks 24-13 in another lackluster performance that mirrored their season opener loss to the Carolina Panthers. One could make an argument that the Cowboys played better against the Panthers than against the Seahawks.

Heck, the Seahawks were so effective defensively that I thought I was watching the defending Super Bowl champs of 2013.

Once again, the Cowboys were dismal on offense,  scoring a measly 13 points, 3 for 13 on third down conversions, committed three turnovers, and Dak Prescott completed 19 passes for 168 yards, a touchdown, and two interceptions.

It was the second time in two weeks the offense performed pathetically. Although the defense is playing as good as any in the league, it is beyond time to push the panic button on this team.

The play calling is way too predictable, the offensive line is performing below average and getting whipped in the process. The wide receivers cannot get separation, this team lacks an explosive, true number one receiver. Dak can’t even throw for 200 yards, heck, Dakdoesn’tt even use his legs to make plays anymore.

When you combine the ineptitude of coaching from Jason Garrett and offensive coordinator Scott Linehan, Dallas is on a disastrous path to finish the season with a top three pick in the 2019 NFL draft.

I’m not over exaggerating at all. Three games into the season and Dallas has one of the worse offenses in the NFL. If the offense continues at this rate, Dallas will be lucky to win four games this year.

What was once a dominant offense is nothing more than a gadget team that wishes for a big play. If you take away the 60 plus yard touchdown to Tavon Austin against the New York Giants, and Dallas could easily be 0-3.

Even though Dallas was picked to lose to the Seahawks, they lost to a Seahawks team that was winless, had being playing poorly, no longer has the talented “Legion of Boom”, no offensive weapons at the skill position, and a shoddy offensive line.

The Seahawks did have Russell Wilson, but the Super Bowl winning quarterback supposedly didn’t have any weapons at his disposal to threaten Dallas’ defense (boy was I wrong).

The only way to fix this issue is to fire Linehan, Garrett takes over play calling duties, feed the Ezekiel Elliott the at least 25 times a game, and re-sign Dez Bryant. Yep, you read that right.

Jerry Jones and Stephen Jones need to admit they were wrong in their decision making and re-sign Dez. Period. End of discussion. In order to get the offense back on track is to find a receiver that is better than whats on Dallas’ current roster.

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m eating crow because I thought Dallas’ receivers would prosper in this offense. I thought they all had a unique talent that would benefit Dak. Man was I wrong. And to be clear I thought Dallas should’ve kept Dez, regardless of his drops.

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Simply put, this team regrets releasing Dez.

Allen Hurns is not playing like a number one wide receiver. Deonte Thompson is only good at catching slants and falling to the ground, and Michael Gallup is still learning the ropes.

Dallas’ best receivers are Tavon Austin and Mr. Reliable Cole Beasley. Austin should be used as a deep threat and Beasley should definitely get more passes thrown his way. But in order for that to happen, there must be creative schemes/plays involved.

Further, the offensive line has to play better because it starts with them, and their poor execution is hurting Dak big time. Dak has always had accuracy issues, but he looks worse as a signal caller because he’s scared that his head is about to get torn off his shoulders.

The Seahawks sacked Dak five times. In Dallas’ two losses, Dak has been sacked a total of 11 times. Please, can we stop saying the best offensive line in the entire NFL?

I understand All Pro center Travis Frederick is out with an illness, but Dallas has Pro Bowlers Tyron Smith, Zach Martin, and La’el Collins. Allowing 11 sacks in a three week span is entirely unacceptable, regardless of the circumstances.

It must be noted that anytime Dallas faces a defensive minded team, it gets destroyed in the process. The Panthers have one of the best front seven’s in the NFL, but a good coach would’ve been prepared to handle their blitzing and attack their weak spots.

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Unfortunately, Dallas lacks a good coach, a coach that loves to clap and nothing else. So that’s the main reason its time to push the panic button.


  • Published on 09/27/2018 at 12:00 PM
  • Last updated at 09/27/2018 at 05:58 AM