Chaz Green owns up to poor performance, doesn’t want it to define him

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The last time we heard from Chaz Green, the Cowboys offensive lineman was turning Adrian Clayborn into a household name while getting Dak Prescott killed. Clayborn made 9.5 sacks last season, with four coming in Week 11 against Green and two others against Green’s replacement, Byron Bell.

Green took blame for the Cowboys’ 27-7 loss to the Falcons immediately after the game, and he has continued to be a stand-up guy since.

“It’s been real tough to get over, man,” Green said, via Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “I’d by lying if I’d sit here and said it wasn’t. As a competitor, it’s tough, but it’s something that I feel like I go off on. I always keep it in the back of my head when I go out to work each and every day.

“I want to put that behind me and not have it happen again.”

He has watched the film over and over again, hoping to learn from what he calls “self-inflicted” mistakes. Green doesn’t want the performance, which came with Pro Bowl left tackle Tyron Smith inactive with an injury, to define him.

“That’s life. You’re always judged against your last performance,” Green said. “I don’t need sympathy, man. This game isn’t based on sympathy, so that’s the last thing I’m looking for. I own up to that. You know what I mean? I’m trying to move past that and grow.

“But the last thing I’m looking for is sympathy because my parents and how my dad raised me is much more tougher than that.”

Green, 26, faces a make-or-break season. In the final year of his rookie contract after the Cowboys spent a third-round pick on him, he has played only 18 games with six starts.

Green opened last season as the starter at left guard but lost his job to Jonathan Cooper. The Cowboys drafted Connor Williams in the second round to man the left guard spot this season.

Green worked at right guard and right tackle during the offseason program.

8 responses to “Chaz Green owns up to poor performance, doesn’t want it to define him

  1. Personally I’d rather hear something like this than the normal BS somebody else says. Those types of things are an insult to our intelligence. I like that he took responsibility instead of whining about it. It’s refreshing.

  2. The fact that he is still on the team wasting a roster spot tells me why this team will finish with a record of .500 give or take a game. That and the fact that Scott Linehan is still coaching the offense tells me all I need to know. Jimmy would not have allowed either one of them on the team plane and they would have been long gone by now.

  3. “Clayborn made 9.5 sacks last season, with four coming in Week 11 against Green and two others against Green’s replacement, Byron Bell.”

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    Um thats not true at all. Week 11 Clayborn went against Tampa Bay. He had 6 sacks against Dallas. Might want to replace Wk 11 against green bay with 4 sacks against Chaz Green.

  4. trubiscuitbears34 says:
    June 22, 2018 at 7:14 pm
    “Clayborn made 9.5 sacks last season, with four coming in Week 11 against Green and two others against Green’s replacement, Byron Bell.”

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    Um thats not true at all. Week 11 Clayborn went against Tampa Bay. He had 6 sacks against Dallas. Might want to replace Wk 11 against green bay with 4 sacks against Chaz Green.

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    didnt mean to write green bay lol mean week 11 change

  5. In fairness the Cowboys moved Green around. He should stay
    at guard. He is obviously overmatched at tackle, However,
    Green also let the Cowboys down in 2016 when he was initially
    the starting guard. He was playing ok but not great. Then the
    Cowboys were to play LA Rams …Aaron Donald. Green came into
    practice and had some type of injury and didn’t play.
    At his point it seemed as if the Cowboys lost confidence in Green
    and moved on to Cooper whom they let move in after the season.
    Green essentially rode the bench as a backup.In 2017 he was a
    backup to the tackles that didn’t work as we all know.
    Perhaps he can make it as a swing guard but he just hasn’t
    shown up in big games.

  6. Well, he doesn’t have to wake up in the armpit of America that is Philthy, so at least he has that going for him, Ron.

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