We take an alphabetical look at the 2015 Dallas Cowboys campaign from players, performances, coaches and quotes under our microscope from A through to Z.
Aug 13, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; General view of a Dallas Cowboys helmet before the NFL preseason game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Last week, I brought you the first half of the A-Z of the Dallas Cowboys season. We covered sections on being anonymous, the end zone, fights and leadership. (Click here to see the Part One) Here’s the second half, beginning with Rolando McClain!
M is for McClain
The prospect of having Sean Lee and Rolando McClain on the field together this season was a mouthwatering one.
Between them they’ve played 74 games for Dallas, had 15 interceptions, made 325 tackles, sacked a quarterback three times and forced three fumbles. Not too shoddy!
There’s no getting away from the fact that Rolando is an enigma. An injury during preseason saw him recover away from the team. He then sat out the four opening games of the season due to suspension and he’s not consistently been the impact player that we saw through 2014.
However, a pick six against the Dolphins this weekend could be that splash that Rolando and the team needed. The Cowboys have been devoid of turnovers in 2015. and
"“Rolando’s a very instinctive player, and he did a great job reading the quarterback’s eyes, and when he had an opportunity he cashed in on it and it was a huge play in the game for us.” – Jason Garrett"
With Tony Romo back at the helm and the defense notching three turnovers in the past two games things may well be on the up. That dominant, destructive Rolando McClain will be necessary in the final run.
N is for NFC East
If the NFC East were to be pitted against the AFC South you’d struggle to find a winner right now. Neither division contains a team with a winning record at present. The Giants, Colts and Texans are the pace setters with .500 results.
Once called the NFC Beast it’s hard to argue against the NFC Least tag now tied to the division. However, courtesy of such poor play by all involved the Cowboys have a glimmer of hope at making the playoffs this season despite losing seven consecutive games already.
Next: Offense & Practice Squad