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Poor coaching decisions fuels Cowboys victory


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Link to full article is below...but here is the what I felt was the most relevant passage...

The name of the offensive coordinator of the Bills is Steve Fairchild, a man with a pretty good reputation around the NFL. The head coach, as you likely know, is Dick Jauron, a one-time Coach of the Year with the Bears. Go ahead and blame them now.

Both of these men made a critical decision calling for a pass on third down and nine to go on the Cowboys' 11-yard line. There were six minutes remaining and their team was up eight points with all the momentum. They called for a pass -- out of the shotgun -- towards the sideline. Uh, HELLO? It shouldn't be done. It cannot be done, not in that situation. You're up eight points. At worst, you go up 11 points and make the Cowboys go the length of the field at least once. At worst-case worst, you miss the shorty (under 30 yards) and make them go the length of the field once -- and make the two-point conversion. To tie.

Instead, the floating, wounded duck was shot down by Cowboys CB Terence Newman and ran back about 70 yards, completely flipping the field. Why in the name of Jack Kemp are you tossing that teardrop pass to little Lee Evans at the 5-yard line with no one in the way between the defender and the end zone? Ask any coach in America not named Rich Kotite, and they'll tell you that it's a major sin to call that play in that situation.

http://nflblogs.profootballweekly.com/AroundtheNFL/2007/10/bad_coaching_not_bad_offense_l.html

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And deciding to go for a long FG before halftime, giving the Cowboys good field position to set up a FG of their own.

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what about leaving the wide receiver wide ass open over the middle of the field at the end of the game. I mean you can give up anything, anything at all over the entire field all you have to do is protect the sidelines and the one yard line and the dude is left wide open to set up the easiest play Romo sits to pee had to make all night in the most critical situation.

Buffalo is terrible and its not just the players.

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Both of these men made a critical decision calling for a pass on third down and nine to go on the Cowboys' 11-yard line. There were six minutes remaining and their team was up eight points with all the momentum. They called for a pass -- out of the shotgun -- towards the sideline. Uh, HELLO? It shouldn't be done. It cannot be done, not in that situation. You're up eight points. At worst, you go up 11 points and make the Cowboys go the length of the field at least once. At worst-case worst, you miss the shorty (under 30 yards) and make them go the length of the field once -- and make the two-point conversion. To tie.

Well, Edwards had like a 80+ comp% thus far, so it wasn't the worst call. If the Bills would have scored a TD, there would have been no chance at all for Dallas to comeback. But if they would have got the FG and went up by 11, Dallas would have had a better chance.

It was just a lucky/not-so-lucky game for the Boys.

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