The Dallas Cowboys are now 3-5 and are on the verge of having a losing season, so is this a repeat performance of years past?
The Dallas Cowboys are 3-5 and look nothing like the team that went 13-3, won the NFC East and received a first round bye back in 2016. This Cowboys team resembles a 4th quarter preseason squad more than anything.
At one point during the season, the Cowboys were winning every other game in dramatic fashion. Win big, lose big!
The Cowboys blew out Jacksonville Jaguars, beat the hapless and evil New York Giants, and beat the dysfunctional Detroit Lions in a walk off, game-winning field goal!
Dallas’ losses were all in dramatic fashion as well. The loss to the cheating Washington Redskins is proof of that. There’s no need to discuss the other losses because it showed the inconsistency of this Dallas team.
Until Dallas lost to the woeful and underachieving Tennessee Titans, this team was as inconsistent as a two-year old and a coloring book! But the loss to the Titans is a negative reminder that this Dallas team is on the same disastrous path as the one of 2010.
That particular Dallas team started the season off 1-7. The nail in the coffin for that team was a 45-7 loss to the eventual Super Bowl champions Green Bay Packers. Then head coach Wade Phillips was fired faster than lightning after that dismal, pathetic loss.
My question is this season shades of the 2010 season? I ask this question because the similarities are eerie similar.
Let me explain.
Its the manner in how Dallas lost
Dallas lost a key game and a winnable game to a Titans team that is ranked at near the bottom of the league in points scored. In fact, the Titans offense ranks 29th right behind Dallas’ pedestrian offense.
What happened to Dallas top-ranked defense? The defense that only allowed only 17 points a game.
The Titans offense is so lackluster even the NFL analysts picked Dallas to win easily because it stood no chance against new found “Doomsday Defense”.
Dallas’ defense looked nothing like it. Dallas’ defense resembled the historic bad one of 2013 that gave up 40 first downs to Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints (and the Saints come to Dallas in a few weeks).
Can you imagine what Brees and newly acquired wide receiver Dez Bryant will do to Dallas’ defense? I can!
In 2010, in a Sunday night game, Dallas loss badly to the Green Bay Packers 45-7. In that game, it appeared Dallas’ players had given up, and Jerry Jones had no choice but to fire then head coach Wade Phillips.
It didn’t matter that Phillips had taken Dallas to the playoffs the year before and had won a playoff game for the first time since 1995.
And it didn’t matter that quarterback Tony Romo had a season-ending shoulder injury. But Romo was on the team when the season started a losing streak.
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Basically, Phillips had no rhyme or reason for starting the season so poorly, especially when Dallas had expectations to compete at a high level.
That’s exactly what head coach Jason Garrett is facing with a ridiculous 3-5 record. Dallas entered the season with high expectations to compete for the NFC East crown and then some.
Add a healthy offensive line, running back Ezekiel Elliott playing a full season and a newly dominant defense, Dallas had the potential to not only win their division, but go deep into the playoffs and shock the world!
After Dallas’ debacle against the Titans, it’s a red flag for Garrett because another loss of that magnitude will seal his fate as head coach of America’s team.
And with Dallas playing uninspired football, its shaded of 2010 all over again.
- Published on 11/08/2018 at 18:01 PM
- Last updated at 11/08/2018 at 11:05 AM