Randy’s Cowboys Blog | Bill Cowher: Do not put blame only on Tony Romo

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I just hope Jerry Jones had a man-to-man conversation with Jason Garrett on why he called several Dallas Cowboys plays, while being up by 24 points.  If you are going to get to a Super Bowl in the near future … everybody has to be on the same page …Randy

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Randy’s Cowboys Blog | Bill Cowher: Do not put blame only on Tony Romo
By Randy Maltz – Founder/Editor Silver and Blue Report & Hook’em Report

Tony Romo | Dallas CowboysIt seems that Tony Romo is is the lone man being blamed for the Dallas Cowboys collapse, last week against the Detroit Lions.  Yes, he should get a lot of blame, but I would think Jason Garrett should get just as much blame, if not more.  Bill Cowher seems to think so too.  Former Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher questioned the wisdom of throwing passes in those situations and play calling when the Cowboys were up by 24 points, midway through the 4th quarter.

Bill Cowher told Vic Carucci of Cleveland Browns Daily, “I put some of that on Jason Garrett, to be honest with you. I think when you get leads in this league, you as a head coach, when you get a lead, you’ve got to be able to manage that. And you don’t just play the same way as if I’m down by three or a tie game, your risk-reward. When you have a lead, and you have a double-digit lead, to me, there’s a method to closing out a game. So, to have [Romo] back passing and to throw those balls that he threw, I put some of that on Jason Garrett. Certainly, [Romo’s] the one out there playing, he’s the one that’s going to make some of those decisions. And I know you have to trust your quarterback, but also when there’s a history there, you do have to also condition him.”

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Craig Bagby October 10, 2011 at 12:22 pm

I agree that Garrett should shoulder some of the blame. I guess this is the price that comes with having an ex QB for a head coach. I think that in general, he calls far too many passing plays. Play action doesn’t really work if you throw 70% of time. We have arguably four really talented RBs on our roster . . . so use them, especially when trying to close out a victory.

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