Originally written on Lone Star Struck  |  Last updated 11/17/14

IRVING, TX - 2009: Jason Garrett of the Dallas Cowboys poses for his 2009 NFL headshot at photo day in Irving, Texas. (Photo by NFL Photos)

Most of the time I hardly agree with anything JJT has to say, but I must say he is spot on with this post in which he calls into questions the Cowboys’ inability to come through in the clutch.

Jason Garrett can fix the Cowboys. First, though, he must stop lying to himself. He can add a pass-rusher from the draft, or a guard and a cornerback in free agency – and it still won’t matter.  Garrett needs a comprehensive study of why his team keeps collapsing every time the season turns to December and the games become more important.

It’s not a fluke. Or a coincidence. There’s something wrong with this team’s intangibles, and if Garrett keeps running from the truth instead of addressing it, then the problem is never going to go away.  Garrett likes to explain away the end-of-the-season collapses by saying each team is different.  Sometimes, he’ll just refer to it as a lack of execution. If that’s the case, then the players either aren’t good enough or smart enough.

Or tough enough… Something I’ve alluded to very often over the years. They just don’t know how to ramp it up and more often then not they piss their pants at the first sign of trouble. It’s a terrible thing to say about any team, but with the Cowboys it’s true. They wilt under pressure.

Jason Garrett has to deal with this and confront this issue head on…

They can’t continue to fall apart every year when it matters the most, it’s freaking embarrassing…

Since 2007, they’ve entered the final month of the season at least three games over .500 four times and they’ve made the playoffs only once… They have mastered the art of choking.

Jason Garrett has either been the offensive coordinator or head coach on each of those teams, so he gets no free passes from me and he gets the lion’s share of the responsibility for why his team suffers from a lack of focus, intensity and execution when it matters the most.

There’s a lot that needs fixing on this team ranging from offense to special teams and to defense. But what it needs to fix the most is their heads. Most of our players need a good chewing out and a nice ass-kicking.

We need players that love to play but HATE TO LOSE!

We need players that make big plays and not make big excuses.

I’m sick of this crap and you should be too….

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