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.