Dallas Cowboys Must Eliminate Mistakes if They Want to be Successful in 2013

By Greg Higgins
Dez Bryant
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We’re all familiar with the saying that says if you win the turnover battle, you’ll probably win the football game. So far this season, that’s held true for the Dallas Cowboys. In Week 1 they were able to force six turnovers by Eli Manning and the New York Giants, and the Cowboys were able to get away with a 36-31 win.

Sunday in Kansas City, the roles were reversed for the Cowboys as they lost 17-16 to the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs forced two Cowboys turnovers and didn’t give the ball up at all themselves. Not only did they lose the turnover battle, but Dez Bryant dropped a pass as he was sprinting down the sideline. There’s no way to know for sure, but it seemed like he would have had an easy touchdown on the play.

The Cowboys have high hopes this year. With the Washington Redskins‘ early struggles the division could possibly be won by a new team this year. They already have a win against the Giants and the Philadelphia Eagles have started out 1-1 as well. This is a time the Cowboys should be trying to take advantage of. However, in order for that to happen, they must play smarter football.

The Tony Romo to Bryant connection is becoming one of the most dangerous in all the NFL, but they have to clean up their game both defensively and offensively if they want to make it to the playoffs this year. If Bryant catches that ball in the fourth quarter and scores, they are possibly 2-0 rather than 1-1. The season is early and they have time to fix it, but they need to fix it soon. I’m not sure Cowboys’ fans will tolerate another season in which they don’t make the playoffs.

Greg Higgins is a NFL writer for Rantsports.com. Follow him on Twitter: @greghiggins457, Like him on Facebook, and add him to your network on Google.


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