Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/18/14
1. The Cowboys Offense isn't Coming Back Tony Romo, Miles Austin, Jason Witten and DeMarco Murray are very good players, and Dez Bryant is decent, but a combination of remarkably bad playcalling and a weak interior offensive line likely will prevent the Cowboys offense from being anything more than average in 2012. Jason Garrett's playcalling is both predictable against the strengths of his players, not to mention against some of the most basic elements of football logic. Despite possessing one of the league's best big-play passers and two explosive, strong receivers, the overwhelming number of wideout routes called by Garrett are of short (but rarely the slant) or intermediate distances, which defenses have thoroughly decoded at this point, leaving Romo to often check down to Witten as a safety valve. That routine can move the chains somewhat, but it won't get Dallas to the end zone, and it won't let Dallas get a sufficient return on the investments made in Austin and Bryant, eith...
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