Dallas Cowboys Week 8: The good, the bad, and the ugly

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Dallas Cowboys: The ugly

While the Cowboys are basking in the glow of a six-game winning streak, they have another streak going that isn’t something to invoke too much pride.

Dallas currently has been called for more penalties than their opponents in four straight games. Each game, the Cowboys’ have increased both the number of penalties and the yardage in which they have gifted their opponents.

Seven penalties for 50 yards against Carolina. Eight for 58 against the Giants. Twelve penalties for 115 yards against New England and finally 11 for 96 yards against Minnesota.

Obviously, not all of these penalties have been on the up and up. Against the Vikings alone, there were at least three highly questionable calls that went against Dallas. Still, players are putting themselves in a position where something questionable could be called.

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This may sound a little nit-picky but I think we can all agree that the 2021 Cowboys have the look and feel of a contender. When the competition gets tougher, the weather gets cooler, and the stakes get higher, these are the things that make the difference between hoisting a trophy or hoisting a cold one on the couch watching another team do so.