Throughout the early part of the year, I felt like Daboll and Kafka were throwing caution to the wind, with regard to their offensive play calling.
Now sure, we are very limited at the wide out spot. That said, we were equally limited in the early part of the season.
I wouldn't necessarily say we are play calling "not to lose" but I will note it feels far more conservative as our season developed into a "winning record." As if the first hint of pressure and expectation mounted on Daboll's shoulders.
I'd like to see more designed roll outs. I'd like Barkley far more involved in the short passing game, with an occasional wheel route.
I think our only shot to hang with the Cowboys offense is for Jones to be heavily involved in the running attack. By design. Few things give strong defenses fits more than a QB that runs through his progressions, and takes off. I'm sure Dallas will have Parsons mirroring him all day, which sucks, because that dude is a monster.
All said, Kakfa and Daboll should get back to their early season ways. Throw all caution to the wind. This is a rebuild. Go out there and mix up the entire playbook. We really have nothing to lose, as long as we do it smart and not risk players' health (uhum, Adoree Jackson).