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Cowboys Red Zone Offense a Work in Progress

Dallas currently ranks 20th in the NFL in red zone points



    After two games, head coach Jason Garrett believes the red zone offense is a work in progress.

    Dallas has converted just 25 percent of third downs in the red zone, well below the league average, and they’ve scored just 27 red zone points. That puts them at 20th in the league. What makes this interesting--and frustrating--is that it’s hard to remember a time when red zone woes weren’t a hot topic in Dallas.

    According to Garrett, the team just has to keep plugging away and hope things turn around.

    We can always be better,” Garrett said, per ESPN Dallas. “We had a couple of chances in Kansas City we didn't cash in on; we had a couple of chances in New York we didn't cash in on. That's just the nature of it. It's hard to score down there; you got to keep working on [it], again having some balance, being able to run it and throw it and attack it a lot of different ways.

    “We did have some minus plays, whether it was a sack or penalty. That bogged us down a little bit and got us behind the chains. We got to make sure we rectify that. You want to play clean football.”

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