When Jason Garrett took the head coaching job of the Dallas Cowboys, he preached the familiar sermon of nearly every coach who has ever taken a job in the sport. He said he wanted a physical football team that was difficult to play against. He wanted pads in practice and competition. He wanted a more physical team that was prepared to participate and emerge victorious in a street-fight.
Talking at an introductory press conference and actually making that a reality for your squad are two different things. It takes a determined man to call the plays and to emphasize it week in and week out.
2012 has been just the opposite for Jason Garrett.
This is where we can get in a conversation about what sort of play-calling balance leads to victory. I think the numbers demonstrate that when this team balances up their offense - both runpass and under centershotgun - they discover an offense that is actually quite versatile and explosive. That will be countered with the "chicken and egg...