Oct 25, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiverMyles White
(19) recovers a muffed punt by Dallas Cowboys wide receiverCole Beasley
(11) during the NFL game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
Turnovers are happening, just not for the Cowboys, not yet at least.
The Cowboys rank dead last in turnovers (with three total for the season) as well as dead-last in turnover margin. The Cowboys aren’t going to win many games with those stats. The defense has had opportunities, but have failed to hold onto the ball. It is time for someone to start making plays on the ball. With the increased pressure from the defensive line, something good has to happen.
The offense has been bad since starting quarterback Tony Romo got injured. To make it seem even worse, without Dez Bryant, the offense is at best anemic. There were some glimmers of hope this game, but throwing three interceptions outweighed any good that was seen. Ball control is vital in the NFL and right now the Cowboys are not only losing that battle, they are losing it badly.
The defense needs to work on catching balls this week and the offense needs to work on making better choices with the football and learning how to protect it better. If the Cowboys want to win one or two games before Romo returns this has to get fixed this week. More losses could mean the Cowboys won’t even have a shot at the playoffs when Romo does return.
While Marinelli teaches to strip the ball on every tackle, it seems that it hasn’t paid off and in fact has hurt the tackling. The Cowboys last season did fairly well in turnovers, so the ability is there. Should the Cowboys start getting more turnovers, the season will turn positive quickly.
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