The Dallas Cowboys are going thru a major collapse right now.
With Ezekiel Elliott and Tyron Smith out of the lineup, the Cowboys seem to be no match for opposing defenses. That must change, and the leaders of this offense realize that.
Jason Witten called a player’s meeting for his offense this week. Trying to fix a problem they have seen as a group over the last two weeks (via Pro Football Talk).
“It was a good visit,” Witten said, via Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “I think our guys understand what the task is and where we are in the season. Look, we’ve seen what we’re capable of doing. This offense, we know we have the right guys, the right players and the right coaches, so there is a lot of confidence that comes from that. You know, you just have to play better. Opportunities when we get them, we just have to take advantage of them. This system has been successful, highly successful, and the players in it have been highly successful.
“That’s what our team has done and has just got to get back to it.”
Dallas has struggled to find the endzone over the two games without their All-Pro running back and left tackle!
With Elliot and Smith out of the lineup, Dallas has just a single touchdown to show for it in the two games. That came following an interception on a short field.
So, without that help, the offense really hasn’t found the endzone at all. That must change, especially if this team is going to be in contention for a playoff spot once Elliott returns later this season.
Jason Witten calls offensive meeting to discuss lack of points https://t.co/sKO6LIUZRq
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) November 23, 2017
Jason Witten needs 26 receiving yards to pass Herman Moore for most all-time on Thanksgiving Day. He already has the most catches on Thanksgiving with 73.
— Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) November 22, 2017
Smith is looking more likely to play today than not. If he can suit up and be back at left tackle, this offense will look much different and have more success. What he does protecting his QB’s blind side is second to none.
As for Elliott, he won’t be back until week 16. Once that happens, you know he will be playing with a chip on his shoulder. As well as being fresh, hopefully for a championship run.
Do you think this meeting will help Dallas’ offense to get back on track?