Dallas Cowboys Week 5: The good, the bad, and the ugly
By Tyrone Starr
Dallas Cowboys Week 5: The Ugly
Two weeks ago, when writing the “bad” section of a 41-20 victory over Philadelphia, I chose to address the defense’s inability to cover simple crossing routes over the play of their offensive line. I chalked up the issue as facing one of the best interior defensive lines and gave it a pass.
Unfortunately, issues came up once again in this game, primarily in regards to center Tyler Biadasz and so it must be discussed. Whether it is the issue of handling top-notch defenders bull-rushing him or the several snaps that missed the mark, this could be a major problem moving forward.
While the Cowboys do not face the Los Angeles Rams in the regular season, a potential postseason matchup could be in their future. If you don’t think Aaron Donald will take full advantage of shaky center play, you’re greatly mistaken. Dallas could also face the Buccaneers again when it matters most. Their fearsome duo of Vita Vea and Ndamukong Suh will expose that flaw as well.
If they are not already doing so, the Cowboys would be best served by giving Connor McGovern several attempts at center. Biadasz needs another off-season in the weight room to bulk up and his snap issues may have been due to lots of reasons but the littlest things can derail a special season. It definitely is something that can no longer be swept under the rug.