It’s no secret that the Dallas Cowboys have one of the best offensive units in the entire NFL, but you probably wouldn’t guess that if you are referencing back to what happened in 2015.
The offense struggled mightily last season and we all know why. Tony Romo‘s twice broken collarbone was more costly to the win column then anyone probably could have guessed and Dez Bryant struggling through a foot injury the majority of the year didn’t help very much either.
Now, with everyone back to 100% on the offensive side of the ball, the Cowboys should get back to being one of the more potent units in the entire NFL.
We finally get to see the offense firing on all cylinders with Tony Romo will back at the helm playing behind perhaps the best offensive line in the league. Then, you throw in a healthy Dez Bryant, future Hall of Famer Jason Witten, Terrance Williams, Cole Beasley, and let’s not forget the team’s new toy Ezekiel Elliott.
Are you getting at least a little excited yet?
There are certainly no shortage of weapons at Romo’s disposal and that’s not even counting what players like Bryce Butler and Lucky Whitehead might be able to contribute to the offense in their second year with the Cowboys. There are a lot of people expecting both players to be big contributors in 2016.
The point I’m trying to make here is that the Dallas Cowboys offense is better equipped the majority of teams in the NFL and should be able to pretty much impose their will on opposing defenses. At least, that’s what I believe.
6I personally think the Cowboys offense can pretty much dominate at the drop of a hat, so it really got me thinking why they don’t go for more 2-point conversions throughout the season.
Let me throw something out there so you can kind of get an idea of my train of thought and what’s going on inside my head. Scary I know, but hang with me for just a little bit.
Okay, how imposing would it be to see the Dallas Cowboys spread the field with Dez Bryant, Jason Witten, Gavin Escobar, Rico Gathers, while having Zeke Elliott in the backfield for a 2-point conversion?
Yes, I understand that both Escobar and Gathers might not even make the final 53 man roster for the Cowboys, but this is just a hypothetical example of what the offense could do on a 2-point conversion.
Witten could use his veteran savvy to work the middle of the field. Bryant, Escobar, and Gathers could all be options for throwing the back shoulder fade or jump ball.Of course, you could just decide to keep things simple and give the ball to Elliott and let him work his magic behind the Cowboys offensive line.
Are you starting to see my train of thought?
As good as this sounds, head coach Jason Garrett is one of those coaches that doesn’t like to take a lot of chances and it’s understandable when you have a kicker like Dan Bailey, who is pretty much automatic.
Plus, if Garrett did decide to go for a 2-point conversion, the offense would probably be in a two tight end set to show the threat of running the ball. Then, you would probably see Dez Bryant with some combination of WRs on the field.
That seems to be the go to formation when the Cowboys get close to the goal line and I honestly can’t find any fault in the way of thinking, but things can change right?
Unfortunately, as long as Jason Garrett is head coach of the Dallas Cowboys we will probably continue to see Dan Bailey sent on the field to kick the extra point, but that doesn’t keep me from believing that they should go for more 2-point conversions more often in 2016.
What do you think?
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