Dallas Cowboys: The final nail in the coffin for Mike Nolan?

Dallas Cowboys, Jaylon Smith, Mike Nolan, Mandatory Credit: James D. Smith via USA TODAY Sports
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Another embarrassing defensive effort has put the final nail in the coffin for the Dallas Cowboys’ defensive coordinator

In Week 13, the Dallas Cowboys lost on the road to the Baltimore Ravens by a score of 34-17. That loss marked the ninth time in 2020 that this team has lost. The loss itself, however, was not a huge surprise. The surface-level reason for the loss was not really either.

No, the surprise came in the depths of the reasoning. You see, the Dallas Cowboys had a boatload of time (in NFL standards) to prepare for this game. They were facing a team ravaged by COVID-19, with limited time themselves to prepare. With all that, the Dallas Cowboys were the same version of themselves as they have been all year.

At this point in time, unless you just choose to put your head in the sand, we can all agree that the Dallas Cowboys defense needs help from a talent standpoint. Look up and down the roster on that side of the ball and you will find arguably, at best, five guys capable of being “good” NFL starters. As I’m sure you’re aware, you need eleven guys out there. You would like for all eleven to be “good.”

There is no quick fix for the talent issue. The Dallas Cowboys will have to be smart in free agency and even more astute when it comes to next year’s draft. We are still three months from either of those things occurring.

While we are here, if you’re not fully on #TeamTank, that’s also a problem. Sadly, we have come to the point where it’s much more beneficial for the Dallas Cowboys to lose every game. The fact that Dallas lost to Baltimore is actually good for them.

The issue, which honestly should be the nail in the coffin for the future of Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Mike Nolan, was how terrible the defense played.