Weekly OTT – October 11, 2018

Off Topic Thursday looks at Jason Garrett and the Dallas Cowboys.

Jason Garrett has been the Dallas Cowboys head coach since 2010.  According to a story done by fivethirtyeight.com, 27 of the 31 coaches who have won a Super Bowl won it in their first five seasons.  The only exceptions are Chuck Noll, Bill Cower, John Madden, and former Cowboys head coach Tom Landry (after 12 years).

Jerry Jones loves Garrett and wants him to be his version of Landry but it’s time for the Cowboys to move on from Garrett.

It’s time for a new voice and new offensive scheme.  The Cowboys currently rank 25th in total offense, 29th in passing offense, 30th in third down conversions, and 30th in points per game.

Most of their salary cap is tied up on offense, including large investments both financially and in draft pick capital along the offensive line.  The Dallas receiving corps is admittedly mediocre, but the Cowboys have one of the best running backs in the NFL and multiple Pro Bowlers along the offensive line.

Garrett’s offense or Dak Prescott’s quarterbacking are the problem with the Cowboys offense.  Maybe both.  Garrett runs the team like it’s 1993, but he doesn’t have the talent that the 90s Cowboys teams have.  Plus, the league is different now.  The Cowboys are one of six teams averaging less than 20 points per game.  Four teams are averaging over 30 points per game.  Through five games, Dallas is averaging 16.6 points per game.

I like the 90s as much as anyone else, but it’s 2018.  Time for Dallas to catch up with the times.

 

 

Brian Roe is the founder and lead writer of The Roe Report.  He spent five years working for the Dallas Stars and has been a contributor at Hockey’s Future, The Hockey Writers, NHL Intel, and more.  Follow Brian on Twitter @brianproe.