A few days back we talked about how the Cowboys have not found the end zone with the exception of a interception returned for a touchdown by former Texas Tech (represent!) standout Brandon Sharpe in the Hall of Fame Game against the Bengals.
In that post, we discussed how there are a few concerns, particularly with the offensive line but how the preseason is a tough barometer because of limited playbooks and no preparation for the opponent.
Well, ESPN2 took a look at the Cowboys' red zone problems on Monday on Colin Cowherd's relatively new show, "SportsNation".
The show, which brings up random sports question and polls the country, revealing results broken down state-by-state, asked the following question:
The Dallas Cowboys have failed to score a single offensive touchdown in two preseason games, despite getting the ball in the red zone seven times. Should we be concerned?
The results were absolutely Earth-shattering.
Fifty-nine percent of the 5,064 people polled said, "Yes, we're concerned."
OK, so that had a little bit of sarcasm behind it, but the fact of the matter is, the Cowboys offense — first teamers, second teamers, rookies, eveyone involved — has yet to score a touchdown in eight quarters of football. Is it concerning? Yes. Is it something to freak out about? No.
The recent injuries are a concern, but right tackle Marc Colombo will return earlier than originially feared from his right knee surgery and things will eventually pick up with some more work. Also, keep in mind that Dez Bryant has stepped foot on the field yet. He is a rookie receiver, yes, which generally tend to struggle, but he is pretty dynamic and will make an impact.