Dallas Cowboys: How 2 Lucky Catches Sabotoged Innovation in Dallas

January 19, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Dallas Cowboys are finally considering offensive renovations that many had hoped for years ago. As popular as the cliche' may be that the NFL is "a copy cat league", the truth is that most NFL clubs are conservative by nature and slow to abandon what is known and what is comfortable. Which is why it has taken until now for so many teams to consider "college offenses."
Way back in the previous millennium, the Buffalo Bills launched a no-huddle air attack at the NFL and made it to four Super Bowls. Given that most clubs would kill just to get to one Super Bowl, you would think that "copy cat" offenses would have sprung up everywhere. But the Bills didn't win any of those Super Bowls so their accomplishments were diminished.

Second place impresses few people, especially in the NFL.
Flash forward to 2005. Bill Belichick had just completed back-to-back Super Bowl victories but was unhappy with his offensive production. He had been watching the spread offense run by Urb...

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