Stats Show Dallas Cowboys Need To Work On Defense

Dallas Cowboys vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

These stats that Bevomav does for The Landry Hat sound a very loud alarm in the ears of the Dallas Cowboys coaching staff: THE DEFENSE MUST IMPROVE.

Not only did the Cowboys give up too many yards from the Bucs offense (that’s not that good of an offense) but they didn’t force any turnovers. We can’t let any team gain more than 400 yards on us and expect to win them all.

Week 1 stats by BEVO:

Career Highs and Records

Tony Romo- Most yards passing in a single game with 353. He tied Craig Morton with only QB with 3 td’s over 40 yards
Jason Witten- Is in 6th place all time and over 5000 yards (5006)

Romo vs the NFC East
QB Ratings-

1. Romo 140.6

2. Jason Cambell 93.6

3. Eli Manning 93.5

4. Donovan McNabb 80.6


  • Allowed 450 yards from scrimmage. That is more than any game last season (Baltimore 388)
  • No Sacks. First time during the Wade Phillips-era that has happened
  • Zero Turnovers. We dealt with this all last season, too. The Cowboys MUST FORCE TURNOVERS to make the playoffs.

Leading Tacklers

Terence Newman and Keith Brookings 9

Tale of two halfs:

First half Cadillac Williams 77 yds

Second half Williams 20 yards


  • 462 yards. Cleveland Browns 487 yards in last season’s opener( Most yards last season)
  • No Turnovers.
  • Marion Barber 14 carries for 79 yds. 5.6 avg(3.6 average last season)

Special Teams

  • 3 Touchbacks. (zero in 2008) most since 1998 Toby Gowin
  • Nick Folk has made 15 straight field goals and 99 straight extra points(Danny Villaneuva 100)
  • Tampa Bay’d avg. starting position was 23 yard line (would have led the NFL last season)
  • Felix Jones K.O. return. 3 for 70 yards. Avg. 23 yards
  • Blocked field goal (Sensabaugh)

Best Stats

4 penalties for 41 yards
Zero turnovers

Worst Stats

Zero turnovers
No Sacks
462 Yards allowed

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