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Five Plays the Dallas Cowboys Offense Would Be Wise to Keep in Their Playbook for 2009

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Five Plays the Dallas Cowboys Offense Would Be Wise to Keep in Their Playbook for 2009
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After a disappointing finish to a roller coaster season in 2008, the Dallas Cowboys players, coaches, and fans were left with plenty to worry about over the offseason.

A team that had looked like a true contender to start the year was suddenly looking like just another team.

If the Cowboys hope to improve their bottom line in 2009, then there is absolutely no arguing that a lot has to change between now and then.

Of all of the disappointments that the 2008 season brought to the forefront, perhaps none was more surprising than the decline of their once-stellar offense.

Offensive coordinator Jason Garrett, who only one year prior had been considered the odds-on favorite to replace Wade Phillips when and if he left Dallas, was suddenly being questioned by Dallas players, fans, media members, and even opposing players for his lack of offensive creativity.

However, while he certainly has some adjustments to make, the phrase "if it ain't broke, don't fix it " also comes to mind. And while the 2008 season certainly doesn't leave a whole lot of fuzzy feelings in the average Cowboy fan's gut, it wasn't all bad.

In the following slides, you will find five plays from the Cowboys' 2008 season that "ain't broke." These plays should continue to be a big part of the Cowboys offense in 2009.

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