Cowboys’ offensive line coach/offensive coordinator Bill Callahan knows there isn’t any point in pretending that the line has been good this year, but he’s not quaking in his boots (at least, not publicly) with the vaunted Chicago Bears’ pass rush coming to town, either.
“I’m not going to sugarcoat this,” Callahan said this week, per ESPN Dallas. “We did not play well and we are not playing well right now.”
Indeed, they’re not. Second-year left tackle Tyron Smith has probably been the best offensive lineman, but that isn’t saying much in a year that has seen DeMarco Murray struggle mightily to build on an impressive debut in New York, and quarterback Tony Romo running for his life seemingly at every turn.
Considering, it wouldn’t be a surprise to hear that some Cowboys fans were concerned for Romo’s well-being going into the Monday Night game against the Bears. But Callahan believes his group is ready for Julius Peppers and co.
“No question. We’re up for that,” Callahan said. “We’ve got to man up and do our best. We’re up for that challenge and we’ve got great respect for what’s out there. But we know what’s in front of us. We know that the crowd coming in here on Monday night is going to be our biggest challenge to date so we’ve got to play better.”
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