3 things to ponder while the Cowboys enter their bye week

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Dallas Cowboys, Garrett Gilbert
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1. The turnover dilemma

The Dallas Cowboys are not playing clean football. There’s no other way to put it. The team leads the NFL in the turnover department, and that’s nothing to blush about.

Currently, the Cowboys stand at a -13 ratio in nine games. The next worst teams are the Broncos and Eagles at -7. Clearly, the Cowboys have some work to do.

It’s no wonder Dallas is at 2-7, and with a -13 turnover ratio, you’d expect that the Cowboys to be at a poorer standing. It’s simple: If the Dallas Cowboys want any shot of improvement this year, the turnover battle has to flip some.

But can Mike McCarthy head coach his ‘Boys to play disciplined clean football? With quarterback Dak Prescott out and Ezekiel Elliott out of orbit, the trickle effect continues in stride with a second rate offensive line.

The Cowboys will most likely cough up more gifts as the holiday season continues. I don’t see the defense stealing the ball away. But change my mind.