After three games, the Dallas Cowboys are the third worst red zone team in the league behind the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Jags have had only one red zone appearance this year, with no touchdowns to show for it; the Bucs have found the red zone 11 times, but have hit paydirt just thrice.
Dallas, meanwhile, is 3-for-10 in red zone chances, and the team’s struggles in this area emerged in Monday night’s victory over the Redskins when they went 0-for-3. The team won on the back of rookie kicker Dan Bailey’s six field goals, but the continuing red zone struggles certainly didn’t go unnoticed.
“Obviously we’re happy with the win, but we’ve got to find a way to score touchdowns down there,” said tight end Jason Witten, per ESPN Dallas. “They’re a good defense in that area, but we’ve just got to find a way. That’s what good teams do.”
Quarterback Tony Romo finished Monday night with 255 yards, no touchdowns and an interception, as the offense struggled to find a rhythm. On the year, he has 942 yards and four touchdowns for a quarterback rating of 95.8.
“Sometimes you’ve got to make a play,” Romo said after Monday night’s victory. “We had some chances. It’s tough. Everything’s constricted . We’ve got to be able to do some things a little better.”
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