Succinct

There was a man I used to read, and listen to on the radio, on a regular basis when I was a young man in my 20’s. I found his insights into sports, especially my Cowboys, interesting and enlightening. I still read him to this day, all these years later, and all the miles removed from home. I’d like to share with you his take on today’s abortion of a football game:

Fire ’em all, starting with Jerry, after another Dallas Cowboys failure

By Randy Galloway
rgalloway@star-telegram.com

ARLINGTON — Applications are now being taken for the Cowboys’ next head coach.  And next defensive coordinator. And next general manager. And why stop there. How about a new owner, too? Fire every damn one of them, pronto.

It’s a housecleaning, of course, that would require Jerry dumping himself. All in favor, call 1-800 J-E-R-R-Y S-U-C-K-S.

Another wasted season died here on Thursday, another in a long line of ongoing failures for a joke of a franchise that continues to joke up the game of football.

There wasn’t a turkey on any table in Texas picked cleaner than the Cowboys on Thanksgiving. With RG3 back on native soil, both The Special One and his Washington Redskins feasted every way possible, hanging up 28 unanswered second-quarter points on the way to a 38-31 punking of the feeble and the clueless.

Is anybody angry? Well, anybody outside of a nationwide fan base.


“I don’t want to get into what I told them,” answered coach Jason Garrett, when asked postgame what his halftime message was to a team that was down, 28-3.

But if it was a serious dog-cussing, Garrett should say so. If it wasn’t, then he’s a head coach without any coconuts.

Unfortunately, Red J dwelled way too much after the game on a second-half rally that eventually trimmed the Washington lead to seven points.

Only winning rallies matter, however. This was not a winning rally. It was also a dismal performance by a defense that folded in the second quarter, and then folded again in the fourth quarter when the scoreboard deficit had been reduced to a workable margin.

Where was the bleeping locker-room anger? Not from Jerry Jones, not from Garrett, and not from anyone peeling off uniforms. The players milled around, and spoke in tones that strongly hinted at resignation over the fate of the season.

Jones had a dazed look, but that seemed to be caused more by the quarterback play he had just witnessed. No, not Tony Romo’s play. RG3 wowed everybody. Jerry kept coming back to Robert Griffin with heavy praise. He knows, of course, this is a kid who figures to be around for many seasons, tormenting his club the same as he did Thursday.

This was, by the way, a 4-6 ‘Skins outfit in a demolition of the Cowboys’ defense, but now that both clubs are 5-6, the arrow on the Redskins is pointed straight up for the future.

RG3, with four touchdown throws on Thursday, is a rookie quarterbacking gift who figures to keep on giving.

Meanwhile, the Cowboys’ arrow is buried deep in Jason Garrett’s back.

Another head coaching change at Valley Ranch is the last thing the franchise needs, but with Jason’s hand-picked defensive coordinator, Rob Ryan, having a massive meltdown against RG3, and with Garrett’s offense failing to respond until it was too late, well …

Considering the current circumstances, and with a knockout blow having been delivered to the Cowboys’ playoff long shot, there hasn’t been a darker defeat in Garrett’s brief tenure.

Those 28 second-quarter points came on three RG3 TD passes, and a short-field punch-in after a Dez Bryant fumble. One of the touchdown throws followed a pick from Romo, leading to another short-field end-zone conversion.

Even when Griffin was a tad off target, his receivers made sensational catches. Man, it was one of those days when a special QB had it all working.

“It’s pretty simple to explain what happened [in the second quarter] after about three of those throws by the quarterback,” Jerry said. “For a rookie to have the presence of mind to make those things happen, it was certainly impressive.

“We ran into a guy who is exceptional.”

Even with two interceptions, Romo made a second-half recovery, throwing three TD passes. Dez also became a second-half factor. Bryant had two TDs, one on an 85-yard catch-and-run. Overall, he caught eight balls for 145 yards.

But it wasn’t a game where the offense was totally off the hook, although Romo was extremely short-handed when it came to experienced receivers. Miles Austin went down and out in the first half with an injury.

It was a game, however, when the defense was a disgrace.

Plus, it was a defense that lost its best player, linebacker Bruce Carter, to what was being called an elbow injury in the second half.

Afterward, the owner/GM was left wondering if he had even a meager 8-8 club with five games remaining.

“I sure don’t know if we’re going to be 8-8,” admitted Jones.

Just a thought, but I’d say no, and hell no, on 8-8, and who cares anyway about 8-8.

Everybody must go. Fire ’em all. And you go first, Jerry.

Randy Galloway can be heard on Galloway & Co. weekdays 3-6 p.m. on ESPN/103.3 FM.

Randy Galloway

817-390-7697

God bless you Randy. I swear you have the clearest eyesight in North Central Texas.

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