Originally written on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 11/9/14

PITTSBURGH - DECEMBER 7: Offensive Coordinator Jason Garrett of the Dallas Cowboys looks on from the sideline during their NFL game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on December 7, 2008 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Steelers defeated the Cowboys 20-13. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
  Critics love to jump on anything and everything wrong with the Dallas Cowboys. Whether it’s who Tony Romo is currently dating or how many hot dogs Jerry Jones ordered in preparation from the Super Bowl, everything the Cowboys do is put under a ridiculous microscope. Though I’m kidding about that hot dog thing, the Cowboys really are pretty much psycho-analyzed to a point that makes Sigmund Freud look like Phil McGraw. Of course, the Cowboys are the second most valuable sports franchise in the world (just behind England’s Manchester United), so such intense scrutiny can only be expected. More often than not the Cowboys are much-deserved of said intense scrutiny; even if it’s usually misdirected. Too many people for far too long failed to levy criticism on Wade Phillips when he was head coach, and it seems as if they are making up for that by over-scrutinizing current head coach Jason Garrett. Let me be clear, I love Jason Garrett as head coach of the Cowboys. To be even clearer, I’d be lying if I said I wouldn’t rather have defensive coordinator Rob Ryan as head coach and Jason Garrett back at offensive coordinator, but the progressive chain of [...]
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