1. Jason Garrett's Late-Game Clock Management: Why Garrett Coached Like a Coward

    For those who missed it, I published a rather harsh criticism of Jason Garrett last night, explaining why his lack of courage is a hindrance to the Dallas Cowboys ...

    Jonathan Bales Written by Jonathan Bales about almost 3 years ago 4,553 reads 20 comments

  2. Why Jason Garrett's Inadequacies Show Dallas Cowboys Will Not Win Long-Term

    WARNING: If you are a staunch supporter of Jason Garrett and refuse to recognize his shortcomings, please bypass this article...

    Jonathan Bales Written by Jonathan Bales about almost 3 years ago 2,332 reads 15 comments

  3. Dallas Cowboys: Why Tony Romo Should Throw Deep More Frequently

    I recently assessed Tony Romo ’s direction-based passing thus far in 2011... You can see Romo has been a bit superior when throwing to the left and middle portions of ...

    Jonathan Bales Written by Jonathan Bales about almost 3 years ago 2,385 reads 1 comments

  4. Dallas Cowboys vs. Arizona Cardinals Week 13: How Dallas Can Win in the Desert

    At 7-4, the Cowboys are a game ahead of the Giants for first in the NFC East and in great position to win the division...

    Jonathan Bales Written by Jonathan Bales about almost 3 years ago 2,117 reads 1 comments

  5. Doug Free: Why Has the Cowboys' Left Tackle Struggled in 2011?

    Heading into the 2011 season, the Cowboys had a lot to worry about concerning the interior of their offensive line, but no one could have anticipated left tackle Doug Free struggling as much as he has...

    Jonathan Bales Written by Jonathan Bales about almost 3 years ago 1,413 reads 5 comments

  6. Dallas Cowboys Take Down Miami Dolphins on Thanksgiving: Notes on Dallas

    The Cowboys will eventually need to play better football as the season winds down, but for now, they’ll take wins however they can get them...

    Jonathan Bales Written by Jonathan Bales about almost 3 years ago 1,542 reads 5 comments

  7. How Dallas Cowboys Can Beat Miami Dolphins in Thanksgiving Game

    Thanksgiving is always a special game for the Cowboys, and this year's version actually figures to be more competitive than many might anticipate. Miami grades out as the 11th-best offense on Pro Football Focus , including No...

    Jonathan Bales Written by Jonathan Bales about almost 3 years ago 916 reads 1 comments

  8. Dallas Cowboys vs. Washington Redskins: Week 11 Observations for Dallas

    Anyone else tired of the current overtime system? Although the Cowboys came out victorious on Sunday in their overtime tilt with Washington, the sudden death overtime format should be a thing of the past...

    Jonathan Bales Written by Jonathan Bales about almost 3 years ago 557 reads 1 comments

  9. Dallas Cowboys vs. Washington Redskins, Week 11: DOs and DON'Ts for Dallas

    The Cowboys squeaked by Washington in Week 3 in a game they had no business winning (at least in terms of the offensive performance)...

    Jonathan Bales Written by Jonathan Bales about 3 years ago 1,534 reads 1 comments

  10. Dallas Cowboys' Rushing Attack NOT Primary Reason for Win over Buffalo Bills

    After calling runs on 34 of 61 plays yesterday, Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett is being praised for finally sticking with the running game...

    Jonathan Bales Written by Jonathan Bales about 3 years ago 1,685 reads 9 comments

  11. DeMarcus Ware and the Top 5 Overachieving Dallas Cowboys

    Over-performing is a difficult term to define because it is linked to preconceived notions. For Marc Colombo to over-perform, for example, he simply needs to play like an average NFL player...

    Jonathan Bales Written by Jonathan Bales about 3 years ago 1,545 reads 7 comments

  12. Dallas Cowboys: 8 Ways They Can Take Down Buffalo Bills in Week 10

    Heading into their Week 10 tilt with the Buffalo Bills , the Cowboys have reached a critical junction in their season. Despite a mediocre 4-4 start to the season, the ‘Boys control their own destiny...

    Jonathan Bales Written by Jonathan Bales about 3 years ago 3,884 reads 3 comments

  13. Dallas Cowboys Red Zone Struggles: How Can They Improve?

    A rare Monday post subsequent to a rare Cowboys win on Sunday. In all seriousness, “what we learned about Dallas” wasn’t all that much...

    Jonathan Bales Written by Jonathan Bales about 3 years ago 616 reads 2 comments

  14. Dallas Cowboys Take Down Seahawks: What We Learned About Dallas

    What we learned about Dallas this week is...not much. They beat a team they should have beaten, and they did it in a manner which you would expect. Despite my remaining uncertainty regarding the team, I had some thoughts on the game...

    Jonathan Bales Written by Jonathan Bales about 3 years ago 1,176 reads 2 comments

  15. Dallas Cowboys vs. Seattle Seahawks, Week 9: How Dallas Can Win

    This week’s matchup against the Seattle Seahawks is not a must-win in the mathematical sense, but it’s about as close as it gets in practical terms. Here are keys for Dallas...

    Jonathan Bales Written by Jonathan Bales about 3 years ago 749 reads 1 comments

  16. DeMarcus Ware: Will He Break All-Time Single-Season Sack Record in 2011?

    With 12 sacks through just seven games, DeMarcus Ware is on pace for over 27 on the season. Of course, “on pace” is a loaded term and we are likely to see some sort of regression to the mean here...

    Jonathan Bales Written by Jonathan Bales about 3 years ago 2,098 reads 6 comments

  17. Dallas Cowboys Play-Calling: How Jason Garrett Could Utilize Tendencies

    Over the years, I have detailed much of the predictability within Jason Garrett ’s play-calling. Everyone here knows about the frequency of strong-side dives from “Double ...

    Jonathan Bales Written by Jonathan Bales about 3 years ago 441 reads 3 comments

  18. Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles Week 8 Preview: How Dallas Can Stop Vick

    Each week, I consider a team’s strengths prior to creating my “DOs and DON’Ts.” For the most part, they are intended to stop what the opposition does best...

    Jonathan Bales Written by Jonathan Bales about 3 years ago 661 reads 5 comments

  19. DeMarco Murray Breakout: What Is His Future in Dallas Now?

    The Cowboys’ Week 7 romping of the St. Louis Rams was really all about DeMarco Murray, who exploded for 253 yards on 25 carries, including a 91-yard touchdown scamper to start the game...

    Jonathan Bales Written by Jonathan Bales about 3 years ago 3,524 reads 2 comments

  20. Dallas Cowboys vs. St. Louis Rams Week 7: 8 Keys to Victory for Dallas

    A little late, but here are my keys to the Cowboys’ Week 7 matchup with St. Louis. In short, don’t blow it... DON’T be so schizophrenic with play-calling I’m not just talking about Jason Garrett here...

    Jonathan Bales Written by Jonathan Bales about 3 years ago 900 reads 0 comments

  21. How Dallas Cowboys Can Win Close Games, Plus Assessing Team's Playoff Chances

    One of the most overlooked items from the Cowboys’ 20-16 loss to New England is the offense’s inability to capitalize on four turnovers from the Pats. The defense put Romo & Co...

    Jonathan Bales Written by Jonathan Bales about 3 years ago 551 reads 2 comments

  22. Jason Garrett: Addressing the Late-Game Decisions of the Dallas Cowboys Coach

    In my recent article for The Fifth Down , I detailed why I thought Jason Garrett was wrong to run the ball three straight times late in the fourth quarter against the Patriots ...

    Jonathan Bales Written by Jonathan Bales about 3 years ago 365 reads 4 comments

  23. Dallas Cowboys vs. New England Patriots Week 6 Preview: How Dallas Can Win

    There is a huge mental difference between starting the season 2-2 and starting it 3-1. The Cowboys are in about as good of a spot as possible for getting off to such a slow start, and things actually look up...

    Jonathan Bales Written by Jonathan Bales about 3 years ago 1,051 reads 1 comments

  24. Dallas Cowboys Quarter-Season Grades: Cornerbacks and Safeties

    Parts I and II of my quarter-season grades looked at the offensive line and front seven, respectively. Today, I’ll examine a secondary whose performance was bound to improve from 2010 due to a more efficient pass rush...

    Jonathan Bales Written by Jonathan Bales about 3 years ago 428 reads 0 comments

  25. Dallas Cowboys' Quarter-Season Grades: DeMarcus Ware and the Front 7

    Part I of my Quarter-Season Grades dealt with the offensive line. Today’s article is in reference to a Cowboys’ front seven which has been allowed to freelance quite a bit more this season than last...

    Jonathan Bales Written by Jonathan Bales about 3 years ago 558 reads 1 comments