The Dallas Cowboys were expected to be a Super Bowl competitor this year. They were eliminated in round one of the playoffs.
On Thursday afternoon’s Pro Football Talk, Cowboys wide receiver CeeDee lamb spoke out about the team’s difficulties during the second half.
Lamb believes that the Cowboys have abandoned what worked for them in the first two-thirds of the year.
“I just feel like we got away from what we originally started the first 7-8 games,” Lamb said. “When we popped out 6-1, we were very aggressive. … I felt like in the middle of the season we slightly got away from it.”
CeeDee Lamb on @ProFootballTalk on what happened to the Cowboys' offense: "I just feel like we got away from what we originally started the first 7-8 games. When we popped out 6-1, we were very aggressive. … I felt like in the middle of the season we slightly got away from it."
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Troy Aikman, a former Cowboys quarterback, stated that the team failed to do enough to win Lamb the ball in the Wild Card round back in January.
“They mixed in some coverage, but there was a lot of single coverage on CeeDee Lamb. I hate going back to (when I was playing) because nobody cares, but what I see around the league, it’s not just Dallas, I’ve seen it with a lot of teams, a lot of these offenses want to scheme things. The coordinators, it’s all about scheme… Michael Irvin would’ve had 10 catches at halftime if they played us the way they played CeeDee Lamb in that game… The game is not that difficult. If I’ve got a great player at wide receiver and a corner is playing him single coverage, throw him the ball. He’s going to win most of the time,” Aikman said.
Next season, the Cowboys will learn from their mistakes.