Dallas Cowboys Week 6: The good, the bad, and the ugly
By Tyrone Starr
Dallas Cowboys: The bad
A win is a win and yes, this team has the sort of offense that can cover for a lot of errors. Yet and still, as the competition gets harder, the weather gets colder and the stakes get higher, there is less room for error. Twelve penalties is an unacceptable amount. No time is a good time for a penalty, but the Cowboys had some doozies Sunday afternoon.
Three times, the Cowboys were flagged on first down, creating a 1st & 20 situation. Another penalty almost took Dallas out of field goal range late in the game when a score was needed to extend the game.
As I mentioned in the good, dropped touchdown passes and fumbles on the goal line aren’t exactly a good look either. Teams with equally potent offenses such as the Rams and Cardinals will make you pay for such blunders.
The Cowboys are on the verge of a potentially special season. Even with this winning streak, however, Dallas has yet to play a start-to-finish great game. Hopefully, those are coming but, for now, there are still lots of teaching moments to be worked out.