Cowboys’ Jason Witten calls meeting to address offensive struggles
The Dallas Cowboys are struggling without their star running back Ezekiel Elliott coming out of the backfield. The offense has become stagnant and inefficient as they try to press on without their best offensive player and veteran tight end Jason Witten isn’t letting it get out of control by calling a team meeting to address their problems.
The prospect of making the playoffs getting worse and worse with the team sitting at 5-5 heading into their Thanksgiving Day matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers. Witten let his voice be heard this week and talked about the meeting, via Clarence Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
“It was a good visit,” Witten said. “I think our guys understand what the task is and where we are in the season. Look, we’ve seen what we’re capable of doing. This offense, we know we have the right guys, the right players and the right coaches. So there is a lot of confidence that comes from that. You know, you just have to play better. Opportunities when we get them, we just have to take advantage of them. This system has been successful, highly successful, and the players in it have been highly successful.
“That’s what our team has done and has just got to get back to it.”
Before Ezekiel was forced to start his six-game suspension, the Cowboys are rolling offensively with America’s Team being a scary sight for any opponent in Dallas or on the road. The team had won three straight while putting up 28 points or more highlighted by a 40-point performance against the San Francisco 49ers.
Following two straight loss to the Atlanta Falcons and division rival Philadelphia Eagles, the team can’t seem to get anything going on the offensive side of the football with only 13 points combined in these two losses.
At 5-5, Thursday’s game against the Chargers will be crucial to the team’s playoff hopes as it may be the tipping point for Jason Garrett’s squad.