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Does Jason Garrett’s Offense Lack Creativity?

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At Dallas Morning News, I published an article explaining why I think Jason Garrett’s predictability and lack of innovation is hurting the Cowboys’ offense:

Sunday was the perfect chance to finally leverage an efficient running game into big plays via the passing game, but Garrett bypassed that opportunity. Tony Romo attempted just a single pass that traveled at least 20 yards in the air—2.8 percent of his passes on the day. On the season, I’ve counted 19 of Romo’s passes as traveling that far—10.2 percent of all throws.

And what about playaction? If there was ever a game that the Cowboys could use the run to draw defenders toward the line and get them out of position to defend the pass, it was this one. But Garrett called only three playaction passes on the entire day, and none after the early second quarter. Keep in mind that I’ve tracked Romo as completing 13 of his 16 playaction passes for 212 yards and a touchdown this season—good for a passer rating of 139.6.

Read the entire post at DMN.

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