Nothing Is Working Right Now

Todd Archer of the Dallas Morning News writes that at some point today when Wade Phillips meets with the media, he will extol all of the positives put forth by the Cowboys in Sunday’s 27-20 loss to Chicago.

Positives? Which ones exactly?

Archer points out that he may mention the defense holding the Bears to only 38 rushing yards and one measly third-down conversion. He may mention the offense putting up 410 yards and holding the ball for 33 minutes, 40 seconds.

Just reading that only makes me feel worse, not better. It shows that we are good at running the ball down field, but still failing to execute in the long run and put points up on the board. Those red zones problems are still rampant.

As Terence Newman would say after the game,

“We’ve got to do something better than what we’ve been doing, I can tell you that. It ain’t 0-2 that bothers me. It’s about going 0-3 and 0-4, that’s what bothers me … With the way we’re going now, everybody can stop talking about the Super Bowl and about this and that. We’ve got to talk about next week.”

Doesn’t it just drive you crazy at how the Cowboys always seem to wait until the fourth quarter to really pour it on instead of playing each quarter hard and consistently?

It simply bugs the hell out of me because it always comes out looking like they were mailing it in for three quarters and then going into hyper-drive to try and catch up and win. The hurried offense leads to taking more risks, and more risks increases the likelihood of turnovers and failure.

Why can’t the offense be aggressive for all four quarters?

Until the Cowboys can look in the mirror and answer that question, their may not be a post season this year, and 0-4 is as real as it could get.

0 replies
  1. Kelly Horn
    Kelly Horn says:

    I can’t argue that. They need that “one game at a time” mentality, and even break it down to “one quarter at time”. Its frustrating to see such talent play so awful all around.

    Go ahead blame the coaches, but they coaches aren’t going anywhere.

  2. Rob V.
    Rob V. says:

    From Sensabaugh today…`We need to be focused as a team, an organization, on winning football games, doing what we need to do to win,” he said. “It’s real frustrating. I think there’s too much hype around here. The Super Bowl’s here, everybody’s talking about the cowboys being in the Super bowl. We haven’t even won a damn game yet.

    “I don’t even want to hear anybody talk about the Super Bowl anymore, really. Can we just talk about the next game. there’s too much hype. t’s a sense that you can just show up and win and that’s not the case. That never happens, I don’t care who you have on your team. You don’t just show up and win. You have to go out there and fight and battle.”

    I also did not like Austin joking around on Twitter last night about the game. But that is just me. I just think the last thing you should be thinking about is joking around on Twitter after going 0-2.

    Time to see what they are made of. Going into a Houston who has never been 2-0 I believe. The crowd will be beyond crazy!! I remember how loud it sounded during the preseason. Now the Texans have the chance to win the battle of Texas and put the Cowboys at 0-3. Talk about your back against the wall. Come on Boys. Show us what you got!!!!

  3. Tom
    Tom says:

    When our backs are against the wall, we always seem to step it up. I certainly hope and believe this is the case against Houston. This will be their Super Bowl and will play hard. Just keep a pass rush on Schaub and you’ll keep dropping him like the Skins did.


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