After taking a heartbreaking loss at home to the New York Giants, the Dallas Cowboys are 3-4 on the season, and staring down a tough stretch of schedule. Four of the team’s next five games are on the road. This week, they travel to Atlanta to face an undefeated Falcons team and next, they visit Lincoln Financial in Philly to face the Eagles, who have problems of their own this year but always seem to play their rivals to the Southwest tough.
Considering all this, Jason Garrett wasn’t saying anything shocking this week when he said that the Cowboys are approaching this week with a new sense of urgency.
"There's a tremendous amount of urgency right now in what we're doing," Garrett said, per ESPN Dallas. "Each week's game is critical. It's a big game for us."
The Cowboys’ problem this season has been, in a word, turnovers; of the 32 teams in the NFL, only the Chiefs have surrendered more turnovers than Dallas. In the loss to the Giants, Tony Romo was intercepted four times, and Dez Bryant and Felix Jones coughed up a fumble each.
"I think it’s probably been the biggest single factor," Garrett said.
We’ll go out on a limb here and say that, if Dallas gives up six turnovers in Atlanta, they’ll return to Dallas at 3-5, with any hope of a playoff berth sinking into the horizon.
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