Cowboys: Where To Go During The Bye Week

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Oct 11, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; New England Patriots linebacker

Jamie Collins

(91) forces Dallas Cowboys tight end

Jason Witten

(82) to fumble at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports

3. Hands, Someone Please Have Them

There are so many dropped balls that it is painful to watch. I do know that Weeden has very little touch on the ball, but that can’t be the only reason receivers are dropping passes. Everyone on the offense needs to work with the jugs machine this week, and while they are at it, throw in the secondary as well. It is like anyone on the team right now can hold onto the ball or catch it with regularity, except for tight end Jason Witten, and even he dropped a ball, but we will call that an outlier.

It has been a trend that the Cowboys are losing the ball way too much. Wide receiver Terrance Williams has shown in training camp and in some games that he can make a great catch, but his consistency needs work. Part of it surely is he is running routes as the number one receiver. Hopefully wide receiver Dez Bryant can return to action after the bye-week. This would help Williams out immensely.

Bryant coming back should also help the receiving corps get open more as extra attention from opposing defenses will be placed on Bryant. Yes, they have been having problems getting separation, but when defenses are daring you to beat them long and you aren’t testing them, it becomes much easier to stop the short game.

Enough of the sad stuff, let’s look at the positives the Cowboys can take forward.

Next: Pressure, Finally!