Jason Garrett: Cowboys’ Road to Greatness Is Crossing the Line, Then Owning It

January 19, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It's past time for the circus to leave town. It's past time for the hype and hoopla to be done with.
If the Dallas Cowboys are to return to greatness—if they are to find it under Jason Garrett—it is the line drawn in the sand—or in this case, the turf—that Garrett must teach them to cross.
I'm talking about the line of scrimmage, of course. The spot where the ball is placed at the beginning of each play, the place where the physical battle will be won or lost.
The time for dazzling air shows is over, and it's time to get back to basics. When the Cowboys of 2011 take the field, personal statistics and highlight reels should be the last thing on their minds.
In the past, it was Emmitt Smith who ran to daylight and led a Cowboys offense that was intimidating to other teams. Before that, it was Tony Dorsett that would slice through the slightest opening and electrify fans with his lightning speed. The Dallas Cowboys built a dynasty that has stood...

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