At 0-and-2, offensive coordinator Jason Garrett doesn’t want the idea of mounting pressure to affect the way his unit prepares for an upcoming game. It’s understandable enough, but at least from the outside, there’s little doubt that pressure is indeed mounting.
The team is fourth in total offense, but tied for 26th in terms of points per game; they are second in passing offense, but 28th in terms of running offense. Garrett said after the loss to Chicago that the team needed to get the running game and that much seems clear.
Indeed, there’s plenty to correct and, with the possibility of an 0-3 start going into the bye week, the pressure is there. Garrett’s task, he says, is to make sure the pressure doesn’t hinder the team’s corrective efforts going into Houston.
"We don’t use the word pressure a whole lot, we use the words prepare, approach all those kinds of things," Garrett said, per ESPN Dallas. "Regardless of where you are after two games in September, you need to go out and win the next game. If we’re 2-0 right now, we’re working very hard, preparing very hard on a Wednesday during the season to go win on Sunday that’s what we have to do, our players understand that and certainly our coaches understand that and you got to keep going."
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