Cowboys: Week 8 – Five Things

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Oct 25, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback

Matt Cassel

(16) hands the ball to running back

Darren McFadden

(20) in the 3rd quarter against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: William Hauser-USA TODAY Sports

Heading into a matchup with the Seattle Seahawks, the Cowboys must win to keep pace in the NFC East.

Following another loss, each game from here on out becomes more and more of a must-win if the Dallas Cowboys want to have a chance at the playoffs. Last week, quarterback Matt Cassel took more chances than backup quarterback Brandon Weeden, however it led to several interceptions. The bright side to that is the Cowboys had a chance to win against the Giants anyway, until of course wide receiver Cole Beasley fumbled the punt at the end of the game.

Going into this game it looks like Darren McFadden has taken over as the starting running back and the defense looks to improve on last week. There is some hope as the Seahawks have been reeling a little and are not looking like the powerhouse they have been in recent years.

Off the field there is some turmoil surrounding running back Joseph Randle. Randle has become a topic of conversation across the country as questions of an upcoming punishment looms. Defensive end Greg Hardy has caused a stir among the media to the point that he had a meeting with Hall of Famer Charles Haley.

So what can the Cowboys do to win against the Seahawks at home this week? Well, there are a few things they have to do internally, and few against the Seahawks specifically. Here are the five things the Cowboys must do to head into week 9 with a win.

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