How Bad Are The Cowboys?
IRVING, Texas – Jerry Jones sees no purpose to shake up the Dallas Cowboys’ teaching workers during the bye week, though he does have some direct recommendation for his coaches.
We’re 5-5. We’re tied for the lead in our division. We have gamers coming again. We’ve got one of the best quarterbacks in the Nationwide Football League. We’re off of a tough loss. That does not name for main changes out here at all.
” - Jerry Jones
Jones, the Cowboys’ proprietor/normal manager, was adamant on his radio present Tuesday morning that defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin would not be a midseason departure and coach Jason Garrett would not seize play-calling duties from offensive coordinator Bill Callahan.
Each potentialities had been subjects of media speculation in the wake of the Cowboys’ 49-17 loss Sunday night to the New Orleans Saints.
“Say it any manner you need to, I’m not even going to deal with – actually I am not – the teaching workers as to whether or not they’re protected or they are not,” Jones stated on KRLD-FM. “We’re 5-5. We’re tied for the lead in our division. We have players coming back. We have got the most effective quarterbacks within the Nationwide Football League. We’re off of a tough loss.
“That does not name for main changes out right here at all.”
Jones firmly answered “no” when asked about the potential for change within the offensive play-calling duties. Garrett gave up those duties this offseason on the urging of Jones.
Jerry Jones says he isn’t contemplating giving the offensive play-calling duties again to educate Jason Garrett, left, or changing defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin, right, during the Cowboys’ bye week.
With Callahan calling plays, the Cowboys rank fourth within the league in scoring at 27.four factors per game. However, they have sputtered offensively since a fifty one-48 loss to the Denver Broncos in Week 5 and were held to 193 complete yards in Sunday’s loss to the Saints.
Jones particularly shouldn’t be glad with the way in which receiver Dez Bryant is being utilized. Bryant has fifty two catches for 749 yards and eight touchdowns this season but was focused only twice towards the Saints, who double-teamed him on a constant basis.
“We need to get him the ball extra,” Jones said. “I believe that’s the sort of thing that is an inexpensive thing that you could regulate over a two-week interval that we’re going into with our bye week. How can we work to get him the ball more?”
The Dallas defense, which switched to a 4-3 scheme after the offseason firing of Rob Ryan and hiring of Kiffin, ranks final within the league with an average of 439.8 yards allowed. Dallas has damaged the franchise file for yards allowed in two of the final three games, giving up 623 yards in a loss to the Detroit Lions and 625 to the Saints.
Jones is optimistic that the defense will drastically improve after the bye, when defensive deal with Jason Hatcher, cornerback Morris Claiborne and security J.J. Wilcox are anticipated to return from injuries. Beginning linebackers Sean Lee and Justin Durant suffered hamstring strains towards the Saints which are anticipated to sideline them for three or four weeks, Jones confirmed.
Kiffin is considered one of many architects of the Tampa 2 scheme, but Jones mentioned the Cowboys must play extra man coverage to succeed with their personnel, contemplating the damage attrition to the defensive line.
“It’s essential to most likely man up more in the secondary than we’ve been doing, reasonably than counting on zone,” Jones mentioned. “Because if we will not get stress and we’re counting on the normal zone as you would possibly mentally image it, then that is a recipe for what occurred to us the opposite evening.”
The Cowboys enter their bye week at500 after consecutive eight-8 seasons. Dallas, which is making an attempt to finish a 3-yr playoff drought, is tied with the Philadelphia Eagles atop the NFC East standings.
“Certainly, 5-5 shouldn’t be acceptable,” Jones mentioned. “We will say that we had been shut on all however one of those video games. We have been competitive and very easily may have gained any of those four [different] video games that we misplaced. I would have to say it could be a stretch to say that we should have received or we should always have been in there shut in New Orleans. You may get pretty critical of every part when you use New Orleans as a basis to criticize on, but typically, sure, I am going to take our chances with Kansas City the best way we played them up there the second recreation of the 12 months. We had an opportunity to win that ballgame and performed nicely enough to win. Denver, we had an opportunity to win.
“So that you look again on these and I do not assume you take a look at what occurred to us in New Orleans the opposite evening and grow to be panicky.”