Skip to comments.Fire Jason Garrett
Posted on 12/30/2012 9:22:41 PM PST by sean327
Garrett is the worst play caller in the history of the NFL. I know Pop Warner coaches who would make better Offensive Coordinators. How is it you have one of the best RBs in the NFL and you only call 13 running plays? If you know the Redskins are gonna blitz on every frikin 3rd down, why don't you run a few screens or draws to slow them down? Garrett sucks! Fire him now!
They need to fire Jerry Jones, Garrett, Ryan, Romo, and the trainers. They are all incompetent. Trade Ware/Romo for draft picks.
I hear Andy Reid is available...
Garrett is irreplaceable. Finding someone to be a “yes man” on an NFL sideline willing to put up with an overbearing obnoxious owner is no easy task. Nothing will change until Jerry is gone.
How do you fire the owner?
The entire worldwide left needs to be fired, as soon as possible!
I think your right; did I mention my favorite team is anybody that plays aagainst the cowboys?
I think your right; did I mention my favorite team is anybody that plays aagainst the cowboys?
The Packers are Ammerica’s team. Who cares about the cowboys?
Sorry, JD Single Barrel makes me see double sometimes,,,
Nothing will change until Dallas kicks him out of Texas back to Arkansas.
If the "fans" of the Cowboys would stop buying tickets and merchandise, that would do the trick.
Fire Rex Ryan too!
ANDY REID BECAME AVAILABLE TODAY
"HOW IS ROMO GONNA BLOW IT THIS TIME?"
Hey, Garrett didn't throw that horrible pass. Romo always finds a way to choke. Admit it. As long as Romo is their QB, they'll never win anything...
Agree with you. I still haven’t forgiven Jones for the way he treated Tom Landry. Ah, the good old days of the Cowboys.
As for me, I am the ultimate homer for sports and I was born in Dallas and still live in DFW. When the Cowboys aren't worth watching, I don't watch football. Same with MLB and NBA.
I get coaching changes with new ownership. Maybe Jerry would have played along with a "retirement" from Tom - we will never know. But there are so many other reasons to hate Jerry...
They lost because the Redskins was the better team - beat the Cowboys twice this season.
Considering their defense, 3-4 mind you, were without both starting middle linebackers, their nose tackle (Backup NT with a DUI manslaughter as well), starting safeties most of the year I was surprised they had a shot at the division (Weak record wise though) thus smelling the playoffs.
The injury bug probable saved Garrett’s job (For now).
Has Romo gone rogue?
The Fudgepackers? Please.
Normally I would disagree, but tonight was a real failure. I am not shocked to see the redskins win on their own field, but not in this way. I normally defend Romo, but this was a game I am not sure he/they can get over. If not for the third interception, I would feel differently. I have rarely if ever seen a team this ravaged by injuries. Sean Lee out for most of the season. Ware hardly able to play. Spencer hurt, Ractliffe out too on defense. Still they mostly held it together. They gave up some real yardage on the run, but did not break. The offense, after so many weeks of great offense and great QB performance by romo even got past their two early turnovers and had a chance to it in the fourth quarter, and depite the entire WR corp out. Then, the stupid play that turned it over for the third time.
I am not so sure now they shouldn’t scrap the team and rebuild. There are no good QB prospects in this draft, so there is no quick solution. It might be worth trading romo to Arizona or Chicago for a decent pick and sucking it up for a few couple years of bad football until they can draft the next top guys. The problem is the cowboys never rebuild on purpose. They had their down years but it was not for retooling but though bad decisions on coaches and players. I don’t think jones has it in him to dismantle. They’ll keep trying to fix on the fly and stay around 8-8 or 9-7 every season until there is a wholesale change in strategy, or get lucky. .
Fire everyone except the cheerleaders
I was in downtown Dallas in Jan. of 1978 to see the Cowboys victory parade. Those were fun times... well, except for Jimmy Carter, of course.
I was calling Romo out everytime he had his fingers in his mouth. If that was a drinking game, everyone would be so smashed at halftime they wouldn’t care who won. Heck, they’d have been on a good buzz before the first TD.
FEEL FREE TO SPEAK YOUR MIND.
IT’S JUST A GAME????
Sorry, I have to vent about the Cowboys and the NFL:
December 19, 2012
The Dallas Cowboys and the NFL Referees
Thesis: The NFL referees work to suppress the performance of the Dallas Cowboys and enhance the performance of their opponents in order to maximize NFL viewership and sustained interest in the NFL year to year.
The Dallas Cowboys remain one of the most watched and sought after teams in the world of football fans. Since their dynasty era of the 1990s, the Dallas Cowboys have entered into a peculiar funk that provides for endless commentaries extolling the mystery of why the Cowboys seem to largely be unable to make the playoffs. Before you dismiss this theory as another whining fan, take a look at some hard facts:
1. Dallas in 2012 is the most penalized team in the NFL— averaging eight penalties per game. This past weekend against Pittsburgh was typical— several penalties against the Cowboys and ZERO against the Pittsburgh Steelers. You read that right. The Steelers had no penalties called against them. Remember that this game went into over time. Consider how much extra attention and viewership this game got as a result of one sided penalties that kept the Cowboys from ever putting the Steelers away. This pattern is observable throughout this season in many games. This statistic is also true when analyzed on a per play basis.
2. Dallas has the most severe ratio between first half and second half offensive performance. For some mysterious reason, the Cowboys do worse than any other team in the NFL in the first half and better than almost all other teams in the second half. The statistics are so skewed that it is highly improbable that any cohesive team unit in any sport could complete such a numeric feat so consistently. It stands to reason that an outside force is creating this peculiar consistency. Dallas ranks 30th among 32 teams in first half points. Dallas ranks 3rd among 32 teams in second half points. No other team has such a peculiar performance relationship between the first and second halves. Almost all teams perform similarly between the first and second halves.
3. Dallas opponents are among the least penalized teams in the NFL. This year Dallas opponents average 5.3 penalties per game. Dallas averages 8.0 penalties per game. In the last three games, Dallas opponents have averaged a record setting 3.0 penalties per game. In 2010, Dallas opponents were the third least penalized group in the NFL. In 2011, they were the fourth least penalized group in the NFL. The chief nemesis of the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC East is one of the least penalized teams in the NFL— the New York Giants. Keep in mind that there is no particular reason why a team would stop— as the Steelers did— or reduce their penalty output. There should be no trend here.
4. In 2011, the Cowboys finished the year with the second fewest amounts of first downs resulting from penalties behind the Houston Texans. They are 18th this year overall, but tied for first in their last three games this year.
Any one of these statistics alone— even for an entire year— is a meaningless unfortunate whine. Taken together over time, they become an impossible probability that requires agency and intention. It is useful to keep Dallas games close and the franchise hunting for an elusive playoff spot. In every annual case, they are so close that you have to tune in to find out the ultimate outcome of both the games and the season. Dallas is managed by the NFL to maximize viewership— both for Dallas fans and Dallas opponents who would love to beat the Cowboys more than most NFL franchises. If the games are closer with careful officiating— all the better for everyone involved.
This year offers at least a small glimpse at an alternative universe: the replacement referees.
What happened in Cowboy games officiated by this allegedly unfit group of officials? Dallas ended that mini-league 2-0— even trouncing the Super Bowl champion New York Giants in a game that surprised analysts.
It is frankly creepy to listen to all the verbal acrimony over the bad officiating and the subdued commentary on the same question when regular NFL refs are on the field. When the Pittsburg game went to overtime and the Steelers were never called for one penalty, I never once heard a commentator even remark on the peculiar statistic of this game and how it might have factored into the results.
This thesis has enough statistical weight to receive serious consideration. I invite others to pursue their own investigations in to the question and others that arise. My general sense is that the NFL may in fact, manage games to maximize and sustain viewership rather than encourage the most accurate athletic outcome based on individual performances.
Post season Epilogue [December 30]:
Since the original writing of this analytic essay, two games have transpired.
The Cowboys lost two close games to the New Orleans Saints and the Washington Redskins.
Had the Cowboys won the overtime game with the Saints, the Cowboys would have made the playoffs.
Despite the Redskins being one of the most penalized teams in the NFL (3rd) almost no penalties were called against the Redskins. The first half went with almost no penalties called in Washington DC. At the half, both teams were tied at 7. The Redskins repeated the same mysterious lack of penalties as the Steelers two weeks prior. At the end of the game, a critical stoppage of Washington in the red zone that would have given the Cowboys the ball back with almost two minutes left was relieved when the Cowboys were called for roughing the passer on a third down. The penalty gave Washington first and goal and less than two minutes to kill.
The constant rating of the Cowboys as one of the most penalized teams in the NFL is almost believable. The combination of high penalties with low penalties on opponents— even when those opponents have high penalty rankings is simply beyond the realm of reasonable possibility.
For 2012, the NFL referee system played the Dallas Charlie Brown Cowboys perfectly. The massive Cowboy fan viewing base watched every game— many going to the last minute or over time— only to find that their Cowboys were still teetering on the edge of the playoffs. It is impossible to believe that one of the most expensive ($2 billion!) and arguably talented sports rosters in the world is intrinsically inept to a point of committing penalties at record levels while their opponents commit a record lack of penalties. Even more improbable is the profound absence of commentary on this peculiar skewage among sports punditry. The same punditry that was fascinated with every flaw of the replacement ref system in the first two games of the season, seems as blind as the worst refs observing the oddly unlucky Cowboys. The NFL is managing the games for ratings through its refereeing systems. Getting rid of Romo, Jones, or Garret will not make a bit of difference. As long as the Cowboys can be used to prolong viewership throughout NFL games and the NFL season, the league will continue to manage them in this way.
A variety of additional factors could also be considered regarding this odd problem of Dallas penalties. Dallas faced an unusual set of injuries at the end of the season that is arguably tied to suppressed penalties against opposing teams.
They haven’t fired him. They probably will, but they shouldn’t. They’ll have a worse coach.
Thanks for that post. I have had similar thoughts along those lines for quite some time, your post pulls it all together very well.
He could fire the General Manager part of himself and hire someone.
Maybe they could wait 2-3 years and get Manziel to replace Romo.
The Cowboys now are what the Raiders used to be - a team whose coach must be prepared to put up with a meddling, delusional owner who refuses to stick to Madden 2012. The difference is that Al Davis was a former NFL coach and GM who actually knew what he was doing for many years. In-demand coaches have better alternatives. Why would Sean Payton leave New Orleans to put up with Jones’ nonsense? So Garrett it is.
Jerry needs to fire his GM.
Heck, the Cowboys’ aren’t even Dallas’ team, if you go by how many Steelers’ fans were there at the Death Star.
Remember the year, Dallas hosted the Super Bowl and did not even make the playoffs...man, that was great!
Poor Lions, now Schwartz is a coach that needs to go, they have a good QB and receivers, they should have done much better than 4-12.
Your story is not true. Dallas’ time is way way over - a bunch of losers.
People like to talk about Romo’s stats, but he throws more interceptions at critical times than anyone I’ve ever seen. Chokemaster.
Norv Turner will be open for interview as will Chan Gailey and Romeo Crennel and about 16 coaches and various GMs and other coaches on teams. Just about everyone is being fired.
Why not hit some quick slants to waterbug Cole Beasley, especially behind this OL? Even with all the injuries and the late INT, what drove the nail in the coffin was Hatcher’s personal foul on 3rd and goal WAS missed on. Oh well another year, another egg laid by idiot Jones’ Dallas Cowboys. He’s legitimately delusional.
You are over reacting. Very few teams get to play for the super bowl.
Over the last 11 years, if your team was not quarterbacked by a guy named Manning, Rothlisberger, Brady, or Rodgers, only 2 teams won the super bowl.
New Orleans (Drew Brees), Tampa Bay (Johnson).
Bottom line, if your team does not have a fabulous QB, you are probably not winning the championship.
It is a fact of life, get used to it.
Going forward, I don’t see this changing except you might be able to soon add the names Luck, or Kapernick to the list.
Me too. Cowboy done here. Heck, the Cowboys don’t even like the Cowboys.
Loved RG tonight and the ignite he puts in Washington. Decency deserves a bow.
Firing Jerry Jones would get far better results.
I dunno, but if you find out there are a few thousand Arizona football fans who will want to know.
That would be the Seattle Seahawks.
Go on-line and check for Packer Sports bars, Cowboy Sports bars and Steeler Sports bars and based on how people across the country spend their time and money, tell me again how either the cowboys or the packers can claim to be America's Team.
Would you like some cheese with that whine?
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