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Cowboys Climb Out of Turnover Hole

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Cowboys Climb Out of Turnover Hole

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ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 21: Quarterback Shaun Hill #14 of the Detroit Lions scrambles with the ball under pressure by Demarcus Ware #94 of the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium on November 21, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. The Cowboys beat the Lions 35-19. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Shaun Hill;Demarcus Ware

With three takeaways against the Washington Redskins on Sunday, the Dallas Cowboys finally drew even on turnover ratio for the first time this season.

The Cowboys struggled mightily to create turnovers under Wade Phillips, while surrendering a good deal of turnovers on offense; under Jason Garrett, that trend has reversed noticeably, a turnaround that has manifested itself in an even turnover ratio.

Gerry Fraley at the Dallas Morning News cites the following statistics in an article today: Under Phillips, the ratio was at an abysmal minus-nine; Under Garrett that ratio is plus-nine. Considering, it’s no wonder that the team’s record since November 8, the day that Garrett took over, is 4-2.

Garrett said recently that turnovers are a point of emphasis in practice.

“Just because you emphasize it doesn't mean it's going to happen. But you try to make players aware of it,” Garrett said. “You practice it, drill it and hopefully it goes from the practice field to the game field. Our guys have embraced it.”

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Related Topics Jason Garrett, Wade Phillips
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