Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. the Dallas Cowboys was speculated to be a high scoring affair for the Cowboys, instead the offense had a less than satisfactory performance. The offense struggled to move the ball throughout the whole game and when they did manage to get some yardage, a penalty would follow. Yet, it seemed like Dallas was a completely different team on the other side of the ball. The Defense held the Buccaneers to a total of ten points and this was the major reason why the Cowboys managed to squeeze out a victory against Tampa.
The Cowboys offensive drought carried over from week two to week three for one main reason, their big men up front in the offensive line. Therefore, Tony Romo has been constantly scrambling to make plays, scrambling is something quarterbacks should do every once in a while to extend a play not continually out of necessity. Since it’s still early in the season the Cowboys still have time to make adjustments along the offensive line in order to help aid Romo by giving him more time in the pocket.
The Cowboys have an opportunity to upgrade for an offensive lineman before the trade deadline in week 8 of the regular season. The Cowboys can offer a team that is in desperate need of a defensive back a package deal of, Mike Jenkins and possibly Felix Jones. At this point in the season Felix Jones realistically has little to no value on the trade market, but Mike Jenkins on the other hand has been a solid contributor thus far with increasing value. The problem is the initiator of the trade, Jerry Jones, has all his wagers set on Mike Jenkins.
While the thought of adding an offensive lineman to this depleted offensive line sounds like a good idea, I doubt Jones will go against what he said in the offseason and trade Mike Jenkins away. Only time will tell if the Cowboys make a roster move, and either trade for a lineman or pick one up in free agency. Whatever the Cowboys decide to do, something has to get done soon. It’s unacceptable for Romo to be running around like a headless chicken, Jerry Jones needs to make modifications now in order to fix this problem. On a side note, Phil Costa is yet to return but when he does it should strengthen the line, but at this point Costa alone may not be enough to fix the offensive line issue.