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Dallas Cowboys 2014 Preseason: 5 Takeaways From Week 3 Loss

Dallas Cowboys 2014 Preseason: 5 Takeaways From Week 3 Loss

Dallas Cowboys 2014 Preseason: 5 Takeaways From Week 3 Loss
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On Saturday night, the Dallas Cowboys visited the Miami Dolphins, in what was an ugly game for the starting unit.

As the game progressed, particularly in the second half, however, things opened up a bit.

Here are five takeaways from the Cowboys’ Week 3 loss.

The Offensive Line Hype-train Took A Hit

Dallas Cowboys 2014 Preseason: 5 Takeaways From Week 3 Win/Loss
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The Offensive Line Hype-train Took A Hit

Dallas Cowboys 2014 Preseason: 5 Takeaways From Week 3 Win/Loss
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I’ll admit it; I was drinking the Cowboys’ Kool-Aid regarding the offensive line. The addition of Zach Martin, and the progression of Travis Frederick and Tyron Smith, had me all kinds of giddy. However, against one of the premier pass-rushers in Cameron Wake, they struggled. Wake finished the game with two sacks, two tackles for loss, one batted pass and two quarterback hits.

The Cowboys Have No Pass-rush

Dallas Cowboys 2014 Preseason: 5 Takeaways From Week 3 Win/Loss
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The Cowboys Have No Pass-rush

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I’m pointing out the obvious here, but it needs to be said. The Cowboys have no pass-rush. In fact, the lone QB hit that was contested was one by 1-tech DT Davon Coleman.

The Cowboys Rush Defense is Bad too

Dallas Cowboys 2014 Preseason: 5 Takeaways From Week 3 Win/Loss
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The Cowboys Rush Defense is Bad too

Dallas Cowboys 2014 Preseason: 5 Takeaways From Week 3 Win/Loss
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The Dolphins’ offensive line is one of the worst at run blocking, coming into Saturday night’s game with only six rushing first downs through their first two games; they doubled that total against the Cowboys.

Ryan Williams Looks Like He Belongs on the 53-Man Roster

Dallas Cowboys 2014 Preseason: 5 Takeaways From Week 3 Win/Loss
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Ryan Williams Looks Like He Belongs on the 53-Man Roster

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I haven’t seen a Cowboys running back run that hard since the days of Marion “the Barbarian” Barber III. It’s refreshing, exciting to see a guy that runs with that kind of fire in his belly.

Tyler Patmon Might Have Won the Last DB Roster

Dallas Cowboys 2014 Preseason: 5 Takeaways From Week 3 Win/Loss
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Tyler Patmon Might Have Won the Last DB Roster

Dallas Cowboys 2014 Preseason: 5 Takeaways From Week 3 Win/Loss
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When you finish a game with two interceptions, you’ll get noticed. Now, I don’t want to anoint him as the “next great DB,” but I think he’s definitely made a case for himself. I keep expecting Terrance Mitchell to make a play, but he’s been unimpressive, in my opinion.

Jesus Flores is a Dallas Cowboys writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @SSgtFlo1 or add him to your network on Google