As a general rule, the Dallas Cowboys typically play pretty well when they suit up on Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, that just wasn’t the case yesterday afternoon when they took on the Buffalo Bills in Week 13. In fact, I hope you ate your Thanksgiving day meal before the Cowboys played, otherwise it more than likely left a bad taste in your mouth.
It’s never easy to write after a devastating loss like the Dallas Cowboys sustained at the hands of the Buffalo Bills yesterday. But it’s my duty, whether good or bad, to provide you with some content to read. So without further do, here is this week’s edition of The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.
Let’s get started…
Was there anything positive to say about the Dallas Cowboys play on Thanksgiving against the Buffalo Bills? No seriously… Was there? I guess if we take really dig deep we can come up with something and that’s what I had to do. Ezekiel Elliott played well, the Cowboys finally got off to a fast start, but in the end I think the good for a lot of Cowboys Nation is the fact that Jason Garrett’s time with the Cowboys should have finally run its course.
I don’t believe Jerry Jones can justify keeping JG around any longer after the way he’s coached and been outcoached this season. Having said that though, don’t expect to see JG replaced anytime soon. He will likely retain his job for the remainder of the 2019 season. I don’t see any reason why to evaluate anybody else on the Cowboys coaching staff as a potential HC candidate, including Kris Richard. I think it’s time to wipe the slate clean and start over.
Let’s see… Jason Garrett, Dak Prescott, Brett Maher, the Dallas Cowboys defense, etc. Each and every one of the aforementioned candidates are worthy enough to go in this category, but I believe the bad for the Cowboys yesterday against the Buffalo Bills is the fact their 2019 season is circling the drain. They technically have a chance to still make the playoffs, but how much faith do you have in that happening?
I don’t know about you, but I haven’t seen anything from the Cowboys this season that would make me believe they are a playoff caliber team. Time and time again they’ve failed to come through when they’ve absolutely needed to, despite how talented this roster seems to be on paper. It’s a little depressing to think about what could’ve been, and Dallas has no one to blame but themselves. They’ve continued to underperform and shoot themselves in the foot on a weekly basis and it’s finally caught up to them.
Again, there were so many different things I could’ve gone with for this category. I however decided to go a different direction here and decided that the attitude the Dallas Cowboys played with against the Buffalo Bills was the ugly. Despite the importance of this game I didn’t see near enough urgency from the Cowboys players or the willingness to do what it took to come away with the victory.
The way the Cowboys played on Thanksgiving reminded me of a quote from Remember the Titans, “Attitude reflects leadership.” I think that just about says it all, doesn’t it? Dallas’ coaching staff has had somewhat of a lackadaisical approach week in and week out nearly the entire season and I believe it’s carried over to the players. We’ve seen absolutely no urgency or aggression this season and unfortunately it’s a little too late now.