The Dallas Cowboys struggled on offense for the third consecutive game, and former NFL All-Pro wide receiver Chad Johnson believes that he knows what is wrong.
After the Cowboys’ 28-6 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers, Johnson took to Twitter to criticize the Cowboys’ coaching staff. The Dallas Morning News’ Katie Hairopolous tweeted out that team owner Jerry Jones was going to talk to the team after the game, and when Johnson saw that he decided to offer up a script.
Johnson believes that a big problem is the way that the Cowboys are using wide receiver Dez Bryant. He believes their coaching staff needs to use Bryant in multiple ways on the field to create mismatches, and better take advantage of his talents while running back Ezekiel Elliott is serving the rest of his suspension for violating the NFL personal conduct policy.
Address the lack of targets to Dez who can shoulder the work load w/ the absence of Zeek, put him in slot, create mismatches w/ different formations, as a receiver it’s ridiculous to see them not take advantage of his specific skill set‼️ https://t.co/HLc9SitHHi
— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) November 24, 2017
The Cowboys are in desperate need of a playmaker with Elliott out. That player so far has not turned out to be Bryant, or quarterback Dak Prescott. Bryant hasn’t scored a touchdown since Week 7, and hasn’t totaled more than 63 yards receiving since Elliott began serving his suspension in Week 10.
Bryant had 3 receptions for 37 yards against the Chargers.
To make the playoffs the Cowboys will likely have to go undefeated in their last five games, and with Elliott not eligible to return until Christmas Eve that doesn’t appear likely.