The Cowboys came away with their most convincing win of the 2012 season on Sunday, a 38-23 victory over the Eagles in Philadelphia, but so much as a quick glance at the box score could tell you that the team’s performance was far from clean.
Penalties continued to hamper Dallas on Sunday, though they were able to overcome the 13 flags drawn throughout the contest with a turnover-free performance from Tony Romo and a strong effort on defense and special teams. Rob Ryan’s group accounted for 14 points against Philly and punt returner Dwayne Harris contributed 7 more, via a 76-yard return.
But the victory can only do so much to gloss over the sloppiness of the Cowboys’ effort, and as such, Jason Garrett will continue to make penalties a point of emphasis in practice this week. Jerry Jones, speaking to 105.3-FM The Fan on Tuesday, said that he and the head coach discussed the problem immediately after the win.
“I know [Garrett] wants to do more. We talked about it,” Jones said, via the Dallas Morning News. “We addressed it after the game. He’s going to get with Rob [Ryan] and we got to do more because whatever we’re doing is not working.”
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