Time to chat. What's on your mind? LOL. SOmetimes, I crack myself up. Romo, the Cowboys, DWare, Kiffin, Dirk, The Rangers, UT. It's all fair game. Johnny Football too. LEt's roll
I know its over but if you watch the play room was tripped my a lineman just as he was throwing it still the one thing you cant do there is throw the pick and he did
Tyron SMith stepped on his foot just as he threw. My problem with the play was the decision. On 2nd and long, you don't have to make that throw. You can take the less sexy checkdown to Murray and live to play another down.
What is up with Demarcus Ware? Two straight weeks going up against backup tackles and he's recorded 0 sacks and has gotten no pressure on the qb. Are his injuries hindering him that bad?
I'm going to watch the tape after the chat and take a hard look at just him and see what's up. That said, he provided some pressure on peyton's interception and on one of the few third downs they missed. He draws a lot of attention especially since there's no one to take the pressure off him. But he needs to be more dynamic
Open Letter to all Cowboy Fans fed up with Romo. You are out of your ever loving minds. You think Romo is the cause of all of your problems? I wonder how many games you would have won without him? Who would you trade for Romo? Either Mannings, Bree's, Brady, Rogers? Like that would happen, ever. Ok, how about RG3 and his knee's? Nope, Kaepernick? Maybe. Russell? Maybe? Anyway, ship Romo to AZ immediately and we'll send you Carson Palmer. Stop your whining.
That's pretty funny. More than one dude has divorced Halle Berry.
Garrett's reasoning on not letting Denver score made no sense. What were the odds they'd actually stop Denver from doing anything they wanted, that close to the endzone? And given we had nothing but scrubs on the D Line...just hard to wrap my head around it.
They made it by an inch. You can disagree with his logic, but t say it made no sense is wrong.
What Dallas Cowboys Team has had the Worst Defense Ever?
the 2010 Cowboys gave up 435 points, most all time. This team on pace to give up 434. They've already given up three 400-yard rushers. Yikes.
Has Garrett explained why Dallas completely abandoned the run, yet again? Romo and 500+ yards is great, but isn't that part of the problem to begin with? Romo shoulders too big of a load.
are you really whining about the offense on a day they scored 48 points and gained 500 yards. C'mon man.
Any new information on Ratliff?
nope. he's supposed to be back next Monday. I'd lower my expectations.. Anything he gives you is a bonus
If the defense continues to struggle over the next couple games, could you see a change at Defensive Coordinator? Also, if they stick with this 4-3 scheme, could you see them entertaining the idea of trading Demarcus Ware to a 3-4 team for a possible 1 and a lower round pick? In my opinion, Ware is a future HOF at OLB. However, I also believe this scheme minimizes his impact since it moves him closer to the line of scrimmage and these 340lb OT's. He was moved from right to left and back on Sunday without much impact at all. I know better DT play would help him also but are those DT's currently on the roster???
I wrote a column about that today http://search.espn.go.com/jean-jacques-taylor/ that u can check out by clicking on the link. Why do you think changing coordinators is going to help? The Tampa 2 is about the DL. Injuries have ravaged this DLine. with 4 minutes left, you had Rayford, Hayden, Davis and Wilber on the DLine.
What's up, JJUT? Hope all is well in your camp. Anyway, do you still think or find that the cowboys are going to be a .500 team again this year? Oh yeah, a belated thanks for recommending Rosario's in San Antonio. My entire family loved it!
the NFC East is bad. If Cowboys take care of business in division, which they should they'll be OK for the playoffs.
Why is Jerry Jones still backing up and finding excuses for Tony Romo? Ive been a Cowboy die hard fan since 7 yrs.old, and im hating our quarterback for several years now. Hey Jerry when are u going to get it? Romo did nothing yet. and yet U resign him a new contract.Why? I really dont get it. somethings fishy going on upstairs.Tony must be sharing his wife with Jerry.
Classic example of Romo hater. I'm a Romo Pragmatist. I understand he operates in shades of gray - not black and white. He was exceptional Sunday and you were cheering every time he threw a touchdowns pass. He made a poor decision on the last pick and it cost him. It doesn't make him a bad QB. He's an excellent QB with a propensity for making mistakes at key times in the biggest of big games.
I know Romo is going to take heat for the pick that ended the game but with 13td and 2 picks with a qb and qbr rating in the top 10 do you feel this is the overall team going to get some blame for what happens on the field and not just the focus on Romo?
Romo's some blame - and he deserves some - because he had the ball in his hands in a tie-game - the score doesn't matter - and he threw an interception. There's nothing wrong with saying he played a magnificent game, but made a key error at the end that resulted in a loss. Don't believe me? Ask yourself what was the most important play in that game. If you keep it real, there's only one answer
Whats the rangers biggest offseason need?
A bat. And another bat.
Will the cowboys at somepoint this reason get some passrush help?
where's it going to come from? Nobody's gonna trade u a real pass rusher. Anyone who's been on the street this long isn't going to give you real help. There's no 1-800-PRUSHER number to call
What does this D need to improve. Is it scheme or just lack of talent. Also does ware just need to take a couple weeks to get healthly.
I wrote a column on ESPNDallas.com about that this AM http://search.espn.go.com/jean-jacques-taylor/It's a talent issue more than a scheme issue
JJT Saw your post game video with Archer and I have one question how can you blame romo on the loss when Denver never punted defense couldn't get a stop after romo gave them the lead twice in the fourth qtr and on int Leary crosses in front of him and smith steps on his foot and cause him not to get enough on the ball.
It didn't matter if score was 7-7, 21-21 or 48-48. If you have the ball last, it's your game to win. He threw a pick because he CHOSE the risky throw on SECOND down instead of the safer check down to the running back.
Do you think it's time for the Cowboys to start thinking about a new QB?
Nope. Romo is one of the top QBs in the league. You want Josh Freeman? C'mon bro.
When are you accepting help for your job? I could do your job for 1 Sunday and you shadow me and learn a thing or two about makin people answer the tough questions and being held accountable to the paying public.
The fact you said it like that means you have less than zero concept about how I do my job. Or how any reporter does his job. That's why you're a fan and I'm a professional. Fans are emotionally invested like you - nothing wrong with that - and reporters aren't
Do you think nolan Ryan will leave the texas ranger yes or no
yep. Think he'll just go home. Don't think he wants to get with sorry Astros
Why does it seem like in this scheme the tightends and runningbacks are always open?????
cause the LBs are taking such a deep drop and the DL is rushing, the QB dumps it over the DL and in front of the LBs
with the emergence of terrance williams....what do the cowboys do with austin when he returns? who do you see as the one to own in fantasy once austin is healthy? thanks!
When austin returns Cole Beasley will return to inactive duty. That said, I don't expect Miles for weeks. he doesn't need to return until he 110 percent healthy
Do you think the dallas cowboys will make the playoffs yes or no
yes. I think they'll win the NFC East
Who's role will get reduce once miles comes back? WIlliams, beasley or harris?
Why dont the cowboys attack defenses like this every week? we havent seen this explosion since 07
the Broncos gave them a lot of 1-on-1 opportunities. Other teams don't. The Giants didn't
JJT,Nice article about the Cowboys D lacking talent. Seems to me that would rest squarely on the shoulders of the GM. Do you think maybe you could pass that message along to the owner?
he read it. He reads everything.
Whats up with ya boy tyron smith, seems like when romo has got pressure this year its come from his side of the line?
I need to study him too. Seems like a solid player - not special, but he's still just 22. let's see.
What player do the cowboys miss the most on this defense spencer or ratliff?
Spencer. Good against run and provide some pass rush
Despite romo interception most teams win when you get 48 points. whats the biggest issue with this defense in your opinion?
inconsistent pass rush leads to all the other issues
is mo issues the scheme or confidence? to often he get beat for play he made with ease in college
Confidence issue. Much of this game is mental. He must fight through the self-doubt and make plays to get the confidence to play better
JJT, just read your article and I agree that there is a lack of personnel but the backs and tight ends are killing the cowboys in the flat. So is that scheme or is it that LB's are not able to get there because they or slow?
it's the scheme. LBs could be getting too deep on drops creating too much space between DL for RBs and TEs to operate
you spit truth last year about my mavs not making playoffs. What you think about this year? you writing a column about how they will not make playoffs or you back on board that they will make the playoffs?
They look like playoff team this year. 6th-8th in the West. We'll see. I'm not really in hoops mode yet
Why the move to sims in the starting line up, he did nothing that was impressive during the game?
guess you missed the fumble he caused in the first quarter
JJT, I don't have a dog in the Broncos/Cowboys game except as an interested football viewer and it was one hellva game..........appreciate that.
It was a great game. One of the best I've ever sen. Actually, I need to rank the top Cowboys' games I've seen in the 18 years I've been covering them
If this defensive scheme is suppose to be a mirror image of seattle and chicago, why are they giving up 400 yards passers every week?
Let's see, Chicago and Seattle have better personnel. C'mon bro.A lot of team's run Oregon's offense but don't average 50 points a game
I can't tell you how disgusted I was with the defense on Sunday. PManning is great but NOT that great. Can the DC defense do anything to be competitive THIS season?
they need Claiborne, Carter to play significantly better. And they need Ware to play a little better and they need Church and Wilcox to play better. And they need most of the DL to be average instead of below average
With the Redskins having 2 weeks to prepare for Dallas-I see the Cowboys losing and dropping their record to 2-4-do you see the Cowboys being able to recover and make the playoffs?
the bye doesn't mean you win. The Redskins have their own set of issues. They have 1 win over Oakland. Big deal.
Blessings JJT - If you're Coach Garrett, and you've made a point of emphasizing accountabilty this season, and you've benched Murray for fumbling (in the preseason), and you've benched Carter and Claiborne for their poor defensive play at times, then what do you do to Romo for throwing that pick at the end of Sunday's game? And if the answer is "nothing," then haven't you created a double standard for your players?
You bench players when you have a viable option to bench them.You don't bench a QB who just threw for 500 yards and 5 TDs and is the second highest rated passer in the league behind Manning.
Do you think claiborne was a reach or do you think its to early to tell?
He wasn't a reach, but he might be a bust
Who is more beloved figure in Dallas Dirk or Witten?
Dirk. He has a ring
JJT do you see Jerry putting all his marbles on the Jadeveon Clowney bandwagon? you think he is a possibility with DeMarcus hurt the last two years?
nope. They're not moving up in the draft to acquire him. The cost would be ridiculous
Are you surprised the Rangers kept Ron Washington?
Nope. He wasn't the reason they collapsed in September. Their best players didn't perform. This was the worst team they've had in last 4 years. Not enough pop in the offense
Next 2 div games are huge, little worried about getting Redskins after their bye week, but we need to win these 2
Y'all make way too much of the bye. It helps, but it's not a huge advantage. The better team will win.
Is Miles Austin expendable at the end of the season if Terrence Williams continues to progress? Austin's continual hamstring problems prevent him from contributing on a consistent basis. His salary doesn't reflect his contribution
yep. They drafted Williams so if Austin was hurt, the offense wouldn't collapse. It was a good move then and it's paying off now
Bills have Byrd on the block. How about a 3rd? He could supplant JJ W.
why would you trade a 3rd round pick for a veteran to supplant a rookie that you spent a 3rd round pick on. Makes no sense. Young guys make mistakes -see Terrance williams - but they get better and better the more they play
What is the one thing the Cowboys need to fix on defense before next week?
True or False...Mike Jenkins played better than Claiborne and we should have just resigned him?
Thanks JJT. But I wasn't saying that Romo should be benched. I was asking what, if anything, Garrett can do to show that accountability applies to all the players on the team, including Romo.
It doesn't Everyone gets treated fairly, but differently. The salesman who brings in the most money gets treated differently than the dude who brings in the least. That's life.
JJT I dont mean to be cruel or inhumane, when you look at Kiffins picture on ESPN DALLAS yesterday it spoke volumes, the man looks like the light is not on, his D got carved up in the pac 10 I mean carved up, ROB RYAN was the scapegoat and now has NO DEFENSE attatcking and they havent given up more than 16 pts this season, with that said was it a mistake to fire RYAN, To me it was he had guys off the street competing and at least making it hard for offenses to score, what we are seeing is EMBARASSING AND THE OLD MAN HAS TO GO . You agree?
you' really fire a guy cause the way he looked on a picture. Really? C'mon dude. I know you're better than that.
When Kiffin was in Tampa as DC he was on the sidelines. Here in Dallas he is up in pressbox-do you see that as making a difference in the way he calls his defenses?
if he had talent he had in Tampa, he'd be fine
Cat got your tongue, JJT? Look, I don't want you pumping sunshine all day, but you do need to be holding these players accountable and making them uncomfortable.
think it would be a good idea to trade ware for a different pass rusher? or maybe miles austin for some picks to get more defensive players next draft?
Really? like who. What pass rusher do you think you can get who's better than Ware at this point of the season?
Without looking at the salary cap figures, is it possible that Dallas could bring in someone like Seymour on a small salary with a guaranteed contract/bonus for next season
If they wanted Seymour, he'd be here
With all the injuries on the D-Line, why don't the Boys give Caesar Rayford a shot? I think they let this guy walk and he becomes a great pass rusher for someone else.
He played Sunday. I didn't see much impact.
Maybe Im wrong here but I can believe people arent going after Garret for how he handled the end of that game. The Broncos were already in fieldgoal range when they got the ball with a great kicker, they were going to score. If he would have let them score the Cowboys could have gotten the ball back with almost 2 mins left and a timeout or two.
They got the 1st down by an inch. You can disagree with the result, but his logic was fine.
What the deal with Claiborne? Everyone drooled over him before the draft but he plays like this is the first time hes stepped on a football field. If his struggles continue what does Jerry do?
Do you think he's the only high pick to struggle? Or dude who didn't play too expectations? He's only played 17 games. Let's see how this season plays out before we label him this or that
fantastic chat today. Gotta get to the film room. Peace.