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More Concerning: Cowboys Lack Of Offense Or Defensive Woes


The Dallas Cowboys chopped down the New York Giants at AT&T Stadium on Sunday. But if you listen to most post-game media reports after the game, you’d think the Giants won. Despite their victory, the Cowboys are still getting heavily criticized in the media for their play, and/or lack thereof.

The argument is two fold. One, the Cowboys offense was unable to fully capitalize on their first three turnovers of the game as they resulted in all of three points. They also continued to have problems in the red zone and with penalties.

Two, the Dallas defense was torched for 450 passing yards by Giants quarterback Eli Manning. Although, they had six turnovers in the game, the defense also had moments of miscommunication and confusion. These things you’d expect from a group of players still adjusting to a new 4-3, cover 2 scheme installed just this off-season by defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin.

So here’s today’s poll question:

More Concerning: Cowboys Lack Of Offense Or Defensive Woes

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Why do we do polls? Here at The Landry Hat, we care about what our readers think. Our entire site is dedicated to you, the die-hard Dallas Cowboy fans. And there is no better way to gauge your opinions then through our poll questions and your added comments. We often use interactive articles like this to help us develop future stories, make better informed opinions, and as talking points during The Landry Hat Podcast.

So please submit your choice above, leave your thoughts in the comments section, and come back to our site to check-in and see what the bulk of Cowboy fans feel is ultimately the right answer.

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  • alexo1

    seems like last year all over, offense inept, defense getting riddled, although last year we had injuries, this year everything seems to be in place, what is it? we need to dominate games, not start out fast and limp thru the fourth quarter, go cowboys!!

  • PaulATX

    In the last few years there has been new rules regarding what DBs can do. The inevitable result will be more big pass plays or penalties and higher scoring games. Because of this, I am not overly concerned when a defense gives up one or two big pass plays in a game. 450 yards is concerning. The fact that Morris Claiborne is made out of glass is also concerning. However, the offense was my biggest concern after seeing the game. Most analysts said that the OL did good if not great compared to last year, but as Steve said, only 3 points resulted from 3 turnovers. That in my mind, is pathetic. And if the OL, was doing ok, then why did this happen? 31/36 is not a good score for a 6 turnover game, should be more like 17/56. Time will tell, but it looks like the Cowboys are maybe better than last year, but not yet a Championship team.

  • disqus_kLJwdEdnOL

    The Cowboys continue with their mediocrity. It appears they will get more turnovers this year but all that probably means is more field goals. Lack of imagination and discipline on offense will apparently continue. Playing a rookie wide receiver over a known producer like Harris was really a bad decision and almost cost them the game.

  • Anthony Lopez

    Im more concern with the safties. They are the last line of defense. They are vulnerable. As for the O line,they did pretty good considering the fact that they faced the giants defense. As far as the passing attack, its only the first game. Im sure they will find their chemistry. Especially against the chiefs D which is not better than the giants D. Chiefs D look good only because they played an inferior team like the jaguars. So again, if there is an area of concern for the rest of the season, is tge safeties.