As of today's game the left side is probably the Cowboys strength on the o-line even with backup at guard playing. The right side has Colombo who is in his 30s and Davis is breast blocking opponents and is also in his 30s. Both of these guys should be put on notice that they're playing for their roster spot.
It looks like Barber is already auditioning for "Dancing With the Stars", because that is all he did in the backfield. He never hit the hole or where the play was intended to be run. Trade bait or cut? Need to go with Felix Jones and Taushard Choice for the remainder of the season.
The recievers have great receiving stats, but there is one stat that is overlooked. And that is tip balls for interceptions. All the opponents' secondary needs to do is keep the Cowboys receivers in front of them and the pass will be tipped to them for the int. Jerry Jones needs to go to his puschasing dept./office and tell them to keep receipts for those fancy receiver catching gloves. So that Jerry can get his money back!
I was hoping to see Kitna fired up and maybe have some players follow his lead. I liked when he said that the Lions were going to be 10-6. Even though they came short, Kitna showed leadership for the Lions. Cowboys need to use that new draft pick on a quarterback.
The D-line has been average at best and they seem to be the defense's strength.
Now to the weakness of the defense. Bradie James and Keith Brooking have lacked discipline by over pursuing and not plugging holes. They also can't cover anybody from the opposing team. DeMarcus Ware and Anderson have their share of sacks, but none of the sacks are impact type sacks. None of them seem to stop the opponents drives.
They can't play man or zone, so the Cowboys are up the creek. They also lack toughness (physical and mental).
I hated to see Coach Phillips throw in the towel by saying that he doesn't have the answer for the team's woes. What about placing his foot where the sun don't shine so maybe he can get these players to get their heads out of it. It is not his fault that he has players who are not earning their millions.
I was glad to see Jerry Jones take responsibilty for the team's problems and it looks like he will take some over paid players behind the woodshed. Hopefully, he tells them that they are playing for their jobs because these guys pulled a fast one on him. These guys are not about championships and they are only there to collect their millions. Next year, Jerry needs to acquire free agents from Super Bowl champions who can immediately contribut on and off the field and draft players from winning college programs. None of the players on the Cowboys roster has ever anything at any level. Brookings is the only has Super Bowl experience, but not winning.