6 major takeaways from the Cowboys’ bounce-back win over the Lions
The Dallas Cowboys played another football game, and they are back in the win column. The Cowboys hosted the Detroit Lions at home on Sunday, and took care of business, getting the 24-6 victory.
The offense started off sluggish, but picked up in the second half, putting the game out of reach in the fourth quarter. The defense played lights out yet again, which was quite impressive against a potent Lions offense.
Those are two very quick and broad takeaways, however, we have more things to unwrap from this game. Here is what we learned from the Cowboys’ victory over Detroit, which brings them to 5-2 on the season.
6 major takeaways from the Cowboys’ defensive feast on the Lions
1. Penalties are this team’s Achilles heel, once again
The story of last season was hugely centered around the lack of discipline in terms of penalties for the Cowboys. Last season, the team led the NFL in penalties with 141.
This season has been hardly any different. Going into Sunday, Dallas was fifth in the NFL in penalties against this season with 42. Sunday afternoon, they added another seven to that number, along with 55 more yards from penalties.
Penalties have held this offense back and they continue to allow opponent drives to extend. Going into the season, it had been reported that penalties had been worked on during the offseason. It is clear, however, that they still need work.