Dallas Cowboys: Baffling Play-Calling, Not Players, Gives Dallas Loss in Opener

September 13, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Prior to taking the field for Sunday night's season opener, the Dallas Cowboys had one win and three losses when Tony Romo threw 45 or more passes.
In Sunday's loss to the Washington Redskins, Tony Romo threw 47. Both Marion Barber and Felix Jones averaged nearly five yards per carry but saw very, very limited action.
The offensive play-calling turned a talented offensive unit into a one-dimensional passing attack. The problem is, this isn't the first time Jason Garrett has abandoned Dallas' running game for seemingly no reason. In last season's three-point loss to the San Diego Chargers Felix Jones, who was averaging over five yards per carry in the game, was allowed only 10 carries.
Head-scratching decisions went beyond weighted play-calling. In Dallas' first drive saw three quick first downs one two rushing and two passing plays before Garrett called back-to-back receiver screens to Dez Bryant. 
To call the first is something that can be understood, the Cowb...

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