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Hmm... our offense is looking too crisp today...
This is probably the function of the 24 hour news cycle. We inevitably run out of stuff to talk about and everyone loves a good conspiracy theory!
The Cowboys were destined to win the Super Bowl this year in their home stadium.
So when they started 1-7, that dream died (barring any kind of miraculous comeback).
Through the tumultuous first half, Jerry Jones stuck by Wade Phillips until finally giving him the axe after the seventh loss, handing the reigns over to Jason Garrett as interim head coach.
Enter the conspiracy theorists.
Some (yes it was a select few) threw out the idea that it was Garrett's evil plan all along to stifle the offense so he could take over as head coach.
I think everyone then came to their senses—Garrett himself was mentioned as being on the chopping block. After all, aside from the secondary, the main problem with Dallas was its offensive ineptitude, and Jason was in charge of that.
After the change was made, Dallas finally won some games, finishing at 6-10. Only time will tell if this was truly because of Garrett or because of regression to the mean (see Singletary, Mike and SF 49rs).