Jason Garrett: No drastic changes coming to offense

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Dak Prescott called it a “funk.” Other words perhaps better describe the Cowboys’ offense the past three games. How about “worst ever?”

The Cowboys have scored fewer than 10 points in three consecutive games, a feat never before seen in team history.

But coach Jason Garrett said Friday the Cowboys will not make drastic changes as they seek answers. Among the things that will remain the same: Offensive coordinator Scott Linehan as play-caller.

“Certainly we’re always looking at ourselves and things that we can do better, but our convictions as a coaching staff, or as a football team, really won’t change,” Garrett said, via Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

“You’re looking for different ways to implement things. You self-scout. You do a lot of different things week by week to give your team the best chance possible. But the core convictions about how you win ball games? They remain intact.”

The Cowboys’ 28.3 points average per game heading into the November 12 game against the Falcons ranked fourth in the NFL. Since then, they have scored two touchdowns, including one on a 21-yard drive following a turnover. The Falcons, Eagles and Chargers outscored the Cowboys 92-22.

The Cowboys’ offensive funk has coincided with star running back Ezekiel Elliott‘s absence. He has served half of his six-game suspension and won’t return until December 24 against the Seahawks.

12 responses to “Jason Garrett: No drastic changes coming to offense

  1. No Zeke, a banged up O-Line and injuries on the defense certainly doesn’t help. Still, this has shown Dak is nowhere near good enough as he has been hyped up to be.

  2. Shouldn’t Jason give his General Manager a vote of confidence; the GM obviously has the team on the top of his mind. Way to prepare for Zeke’s absence (could he have traded earlier for a runner like Ajayi?). Way to stock the roster so that when the starting left tackle goes down (Jason Peters — wrong team) or the starting middle linebacker (Hicks– ooops wrong team) the team can survive and at least stop some offenses and score some points. Maybe coaching by Garrett and his crew? It is a shame for Zak that he has to stand up and take the heat– he has been class.

  3. Garrett was dealt a bad hand by the GM. I don’t think he is necessarily a bad coach, but until he gets off the crazy train that is the Dallas Cowboys, we’ll never know….

  4. As bad as the offense has been… I didn’t see anything resembling a defense in the second half of any of these games.

  5. This whole situation with the bearded woman abuser showcases that the Cowboys really don’t have a professional level QB – if this guy was the real deal as we have been told, he should be able to carry the team.

  6. They need someone who can stretch the field. Only guys is butler. Put him outside and dez in the slot. No receiver on that team can create separation except for Beasley. Defenses are just crowding the line and disrupting every pattern because they don’t run anything over 8 yards. Dak is gonna suffer from this play calling for rest of the season. He is trying to make 5 yard passes in between 11 defenders. Not happening.

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