IRVING, Texas The evidence keeps rolling in: The gap between the intellect of "teacher" Jason Garrett and the education of his "students" is massive especially when the pop quizzes that need to be passed are represented by Dallas Cowboys opportunities in opponents' territory.
Jimmy Johnson, a Garrett mentor, used to say, "You don't need to be nervous about what's gonna be on the test if you know all the answers." In other words, intellectual preparation is key.
And despite Garrett's indisputable brain power, his 2-3 Cowboys continue to flunk offensive tests when it counts the most.
Through five games, the Tony Romo-led offense has ventured inside the opponents' 45-yard line a total of 22 times. Those trips have resulted in seven touchdowns and seven field goals totals that are unsatisfactory enough.
But it's the trials and tribulations along the journey towards the goal line that is even more troublesome.
In a Week 1 win ...