All hope seems lost after a pathetic performance last night by the Dallas Cowboys. At this point in time, the Dallas Cowboys only have one week, and one opportunity to turn things around. It was apparent that Tony Romo and the Cowboys offense failed miserably last night against the Chicago Bears, dropping passes and interceptions was the reason they had lack of success. The offense managed to give up a total of 14 points to the Bears, which alone was enough to seal their fate for defeat. Although, Tony Romo may take the heat for the Cowboys loss, his interceptions weren’t entirely his fault. Still, the Cowboys have taken a step backwards and now have a bye week to try to fix things.
The bye week is a perfect time for injured players to try to make their way back to the field. The Cowboys have plenty of injuries on defense and it showed Monday night. The defense has been consistently ineffective on getting to the opposing quarterbacks; this showed last night when they went against a suspect Chicago offensive line. Jay Ratliff can help Dallas get that added pressure their missing on defense if he manages to return after the bye week. Without the pass rush and inside defensive line presence of Jay Ratliff, it’s really simple for opposing quarterbacks to step up in the pocket and make easy throws.
As for the offense, they without question or hesitation need to help Tony Romo up front. Phil Costa could help if he manages to get healthy after the bye week, but even the presence of Costa may not be enough to fix this line. Not only have they been unproductive on pass protection but they have also been unsuccessful in producing holes for DeMarco Murray to run through. The only issue for the Cowboys right now is that they may have to rely on this offensive line for the rest of the year, unless they can find a few solid offensive linemen in free agency.
The tough three game stretch after bye week won’t be easy for the Dallas Cowboys, but they can still recover from their failure if they shape up this week. The games they need to be ready for include a game against the Baltimore Ravens, followed by a game in Carolina against the Panthers, and ending with a home game against the New York Giants. It won’t be a walk in the park for the Cowboys, they need to change things now if they don’t they’ll be heading for a top 10 draft pick rather than a shot at a title.