Sep 15, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Eric Fisher (72) blocks against Dallas Cowboys defensive end Anthony Spencer (93) in the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. Kansas City won the game 17-16. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports
In a game with very few bright spots there is relatively good news to report on the injury front. No major injuries to report. Anthony Spencer is still not 100% but is slowly being reinserted into this defense and could be a fulltime player within the next week. Mo Claiborne could be dealing with his shoulder issue for some time but thankfully his situation did not get worse on Sunday. He’s still going to have to find a way to play more physical in this defense if he hopes to be a playmaker in this league.
Dez Bryant sure doesn’t look injured. Tony Romo is clearly affected by his sore ribs and was having some mechanical issues during the game but the hits he took didn’t seem to make matters any worse. He should improve week to week as long as Travis Frederick decides to block from time to time.
From an injury standpoint this week has been a victory.
Sadly that doesn’t count in the win column but it does keep the team intact and competitive moving forward. The Cowboys have very winnable games against the Rams and Chargers next. If they can improve their play and remain healthy they may have a chance to make an early claim to the division.
Week 2 Observations from Kansas City
Sep 15, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) catches a pass during the first half of the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Dez Bryant is amazing but needs to be more consistent. He can’t make a All-World catch one minute and then drop a potential game-winner the next. Either way, Romo needs to feed him the ball downfield.
Our LBs will get beat in man coverage every time without more pressure on the passer. Alex Smith played a nice game of catch to his TEs while Lee and Carter trailed their respective assignments.
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