The Cowboys are 1-1 on the year, and the difference between the win over the Giants in Week One and the loss to the Chiefs in Week Two, in a word, was turnovers. Specifically, the defense had five takeaways against the Giants. They had none against the Chiefs.
Naturally, the team has spent the week re-emphasizing the importance of takeaways. Linebacker Sean Lee went so far this week as to say that, if the Cowboys were able to come up with just one turnover in Kansas City, they probably would have won the game and be sitting at 2-0.
We won’t argue that point. After all, linebacker Bruce Carter dropped what would have certainly gone for a pick-six, which could’ve been the difference. Instead, he took his eyes off the ball and it hit the turf, on a day when points were coming at a premium.
“We need to get the ball out,” Lee said, per ESPN Dallas. “I think if we would’ve gotten one turnover last week I think we would’ve won that game so we have to find that way to get a turnover. We talk about it. That was depressing for us not to have a turnover and losing by one point and not being able to get off the field there that hit our pride pretty hard.”
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