Former Dallas Cowboys Head Coach Jason Garrett will be serving as a studio analyst and game analyst for NBC this season.
Tonight, Garrett was part the network’s pregame coverage prior to the season opener between Bills and Rams. He will continue in the same role on Sunday night, prior to the Cowboys’ primetime game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Garrett has his thoughts on what Tampa Bay and Dallas must do to win Sunday’s game, which he shared on the pregame show tonight.
He sounds like he is all in on Ezekiel Elliott’s former team.
“They have to quiet the game down. They have to hand the ball to Zeke Elliott time and time again in the middle of the defense,” Garrett said, via Jon Machota of The Athletic. “It might not be real productive, but they have to be patient and then make some plays with run after the catch.
“One thing they can’t do is throw it 58 times like they did last year (in the 2021 NFL Kickoff Game). They have to be balanced. That’s the formula against this (Tampa Bay) defense.”
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) September 9, 2022
This is the perfect explanation for why Jason Garrett was fired as Dallas head coach and New York offensive coordinator.
Tampa Bay’s defense is dominated by defensive linemen Vita Vea, Akiem Hicks and Devin White. Devin White and Lavonte Dave are playing inside linebacker. It is dangerous to run the ball into the defense’s teeth too often.
It’s great to keep Tom Brady off the field, but in modern NFL you need to be able score points. Throwing the ball is the best way to accomplish that goal, especially against this Bucs team.
There is a time and place for Zeke or Tony Pollard to be fed, but Sunday night should not.
Cowboys fans are reassured that Kellen Moore, the offensive coordinator for the Cowboys, is not going to do what Garrett suggests.