I normally don’t post while I’m upset, but this week I will make an exception. I’ve always thought of myself as a realistic Cowboys fan and I normally tell it like it is. I’ve always expressed my concerns with this team going back to 2007, but I’ve stuck with their decisions. Hoping I would start to see changes in the offense, defense, coaching, play calling and penalties. But to this point I have not seen anything that I would consider progress from this team.
The latest loss was tonight to Denver, 17-10. After scoring 10 points in the first quarter the team could not manage another point the rest of the game. Not to mention yards were close to nothing except for the final drive of the game. The bad play calling is still there, Tony Romo’s bad passes continue and of course the penalties never go away. Sure the defense played well, but then of course they get called for a facemask penalty or a roughing the passer penalty. And the last I knew Mike Jenkins was a cornerback, not a ref that is supposed to make an incomplete pass call without touching the receiver first.
This team has been inconsistent in all areas for the last few seasons. Simply said…Same team, different season. After the loss to the Giants I waited a few days to calm down because I did not want to bash my team. But this is how I have felt for so long with this team. I’ve been loyal to the Cowboys since I was 9 years old. And because of that I feel I can criticize when things are not going right. Especially when the same things are happening over the last few seasons with most of the same players and coaches. NO, Terrell Owens has nothing to do with this. Which is my point. The same things were happening with him and they continue without him.
I’ve supported Tony Romo since the very beginning, but it’s getting very hard to continue with that support over his inconsistent play game after game and season after season. We can’t keep saying this is only Romo’s second season or third season and so on. He is a veteran QB who has been in the league long enough not to keep making the same mistakes over and over again. He continues to make the bad throws behind receivers or over their heads. He just seems like he rushes to throw the ball often and whether it’s his fault or not I’m tired of him waiting until their is one second left on the play clock before getting the play off.
The offensive line has played together long enough together and have been in the league long enough not to keep having the same false starts, holding and now add tripping to their penalties.
The play calling by Jason Garrett makes me want to bang my head against a wall. The same goes with Garrett as it does with the players. I’m not seeing any changes or improvements over the last few years.
The defense still does not respond in big moments. This was the season all of that was going to change with Wade Phillips taking over. But I still see a defense that can not pressure the quarterback, coan not blitz effectively, and gives a lot of cushion to opposing receivers. I watch other defenses in the league as they fly all over the field and attack offenses and I wonder why the Dallas defense can not do some of the same things.
I just don’t know what to say anymore and maybe I have not expressed myself correctly. Maybe I should have waited before posting tonight. I’m just tired of making excuses for this team and coaching staff. I’m tired of their excuses as well. Once again this week we will hear Romo talk about learning from the game and getting better, we will hear about the missed opportunities, we will hear Wade talk about how they did some good things, but need to just focus in some areas. I’m just tired of it. Is the coaching, is the players, is it both? I just don’t know.
Yes, I’m very tired of it all. I’m frustrated because of how much of a fan I am of the Cowboys. I want good things for the team. I want them to be champions again. I want them to add to the Dallas Cowboys history. Some people might accuse me of being a bandwagon fan, of not supporting them 100%. But I believe that being a loyal fan means telling it like it is. Not pretending there isn’t a problem when it’s clear that there is. How much longer can this continue before it’s addressed? I do know one thing, even with the frustration and anger I am feeling right now I will be sitting here again next week when the kickoff happens with the Kansas City Chiefs.