There’s no shortage of explanations for the Cowboys’ woes of late: They commit too many penalties. They commit too many turnovers. They commit too many mental mistakes.
These are all true. But one glaring statistic is particularly telling, and this stat goes something like this: since 2009, the Dallas Cowboys have the fewest takeaways of any team in the National Football League. That’s 24 takeaways in 20 regular season games, and it’s not a good sign.
In Cowboys’ losses this season, the team has a -7 turnover ratio. In wins, the team has a +3 turnover ratio. It’s an obvious difference, there, and it’s not as though the team is unaware of it. Creating more turnovers has been one of the foremost goals in each of the past two offseasons and, yet, there has been little in the way of progress in this department.
What’s the solution?
"We have to play solid," said Gerald Sensabaugh, per the Dallas Morning News. "If we play solid, takeaways will come."
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