Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones is hoping the team’s defensive performance in the preseason opener isn’t a sign of things to come.
Over that game on Thursday night, Dallas allowed 395 yards and 27 points to the Chargers, and didn’t force an incompletion until the fourth quarter of the loss. What bothered Jones the most however was the tackling, or astounding lack thereof.
“I don’t know that it brought back bad memories but I’m sure glad it was in the preseason rather than in some of those last three or four ballgames that we had,” Jones said, per ESPN Dallas. “If we’re going to gap ... then when it’s your time to make the tackle, you’ve got to make the tackle. To me the other night was all about not tackling and not making the tackle when you had the chance to make it.
“Tackling can be worked on, will be worked on. We’ll get better tackling and we’ve got players out here that can execute the system.”
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