Dallas Cowboys: 3 issues to address or history is destined to repeat

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The Dallas Cowboys defense must regain their dominance

The Dallas Cowboys pass rush has disappeared in the last few games and it’s impacting the secondary in the worst way possible by exposing second-year cornerback Kelvin Joseph. “Boss Man Fat” deserves his share of criticism but more of the blame goes to defensive coordinator Dan Quinn because he did not make any changes to help Joseph and keep his confidence intact. Benching him does not fix the issue this late in the season.

Against the Houston Texans, the defense went sackless and only tallied one sack against the Jags. For a defensive front that was averaging 4.5 sacks a game, and to only nab one sack in two games against inferior competition is surely a sign for concern. It must be fixed, and Quinn has enough time to fix it.

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In conclusion

Unlike the teams in years past that had late season/post season melt downs, this Dallas Cowboys team has the opportunity to fix their issues because most of them easily fixable. Dallas’ strength is in its running game with play action pass, followed by Dak not being greedy and careless with the ball. Further, Dallas should employ more 12/13 personnel and be the physical team for four quarters.

The addition of T.Y. Hilton will give the offense the deep threat it desperately needs to free up Lamb to dominate out of the slot or in motion. Brown can continue to blossom more in his natural role as WR#3 rather than doing the heavy lifting as a WR#2, and hopefully, Gallup will get better with his separation.

Coach Big Mac had a front row seat in how his team melted like snow against the San Francisco 49ers in last year’s playoff game. They were physically beaten, out coached, out played, and deserved to lose.

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Coach Big Mac can change the narrative for this proud franchise and at least take the Dallas Cowboys to an NFC Championship game because the NFC is wide open and there is not a team Dallas cannot beat when it plays a smart, complete game.

And for once, history does not have to repeat itself in the worst way possible.