The Dallas Cowboys must stop stalling and bring in some real playmakers
It’s starting to sound like a broken record. The Dallas Cowboys continue to put their glaring deficiencies on national display, yet are unwilling to really address the problems. The Cowboys’ staff are like the crew of a sinking ship, claiming everything is bone dry despite the water rising up past their ankles.
And while it’s true they’ve only played three games this season, it appears the team’s problems are only getting worse. The most relevant example being their secondary.
While injuries have ravaged nearly every positional group, the injury bug has been particularly unkind to the cornerback position in Dallas. Both starting cornerbacks Chidobe Awuzie and Anthony Brown are currently on Injured Reserve.
And this is a Cowboys’ secondary that was a questionable unit with them on the field. Without them, you get the kind of performance you saw this past Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks.
That’s to say broken coverages leading to Seahawk receivers running wide open for touchdowns. Five touchdowns to be exact in Week Three. 77 points allowed over the past two games to be exact.
The Cowboys’ secondary is currently an equal opportunity offender with both veteran and rookie alike looking dazed and confused in Mike Nolan’s watered-down defensive scheme. A defense regularly being outcoached and outplayed.
The safety tandem of Xavier Woods and Darian Thompson is a bust, with some wondering just how bad Ha Ha Clinton-Dix had to be in order not to make this struggling team. The first rule of playing safety is to never let the big play happen behind you. It’s a rule this tandem allowed the Seahawks to violate multiple times over the weekend.
And while the combination of Woods and Thompson might be passable at times, they’re certainly not lighting the world on fire. And when average is your ceiling and your fine with that, it’s time to reexamine the paradigm.
Unfortunately, the Cowboys’ issues aren’t limited to their secondary. And while management continues to toe the company line publicly that they adore the guys currently on their roster, this team is clearly drowning. Here are four life preservers the Cowboys can find in the open waters of free agency right now that might just save their season.