Cowboys could go simple to help deal with penalties
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The Cowboys’ offense was penalized six times for false starts (three by Doug Free, two by Jason Witten, one by Tyron Smith) and had three holding penalties (Free, Nate Livings, Lawrence Vickers) Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Overall, the Cowboys had 13 penalties for 105 yards.
Some of the blame can be placed on new players on the offensive line. Some of it can be the quarterback’s cadence. Some of it is lack of concentration.
“It starts with the coach, me, the obviously all 11 guys on offense, we just have to do a better job with it,” Garrett said.
In the past in practices, if a player jumps early he has been replaced for a snap. Doing that in a game is not likely feasible, but Garrett knows the miscues must be cut down.
“We’ve tied to address it as coaches,” Garrett said. “We’re going to address it to the team this week and just make sure we get it right because it’s too hard to overcome those things to become a good offense. You don’t get many opportunities to drive the football in a game. When you’re behind the chains it’s much more difficult.”
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