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The Cowboys' red zone offense has been horrific this season. They're ranked 26th in the league with a 40.91 percent conversion rate in the red zone.
A lot of this can be attributed to Jason Garrett's curious play-calling. He loves to go with a shotgun draw or a tight end screen in the red zone as if he thinks he has to outsmart the defense to score from that close.
The Cowboys have one of the best red zone weapons in the NFL and they don't use him nearly enough. His name is Dez Bryant.
Coming into Sunday's tilt against the St. Louis Rams, Bryant had been thrown to 11 times in the red zone in his career and had caught nine passes for seven touchdowns.
Bryant is huge, strong and has great hands. He goes up and snatches the ball at it's highest point. He's the perfect jump ball wide receiver, in addition to all of his other skills.
Garrett finally called some passes in his direction on Sunday, and although Bryant dropped two would-be touchdowns, he connected on a third and he doesn't customarily drop passes.
Jason Witten should also see more red zone looks, as he's nearly uncoverable for linebackers and defensive backs alike.
The Cowboys like to run the ball out of jumbo sets near the goal line, but I think spreading the defense out might be a better option. With running backs who aren't exactly "power" guys, it might be better to open some wider lanes than to have extra blockers.