The Dallas Cowboys were able to move to 3-3 on the year last Sunday in Carolina against the Panthers. The Cowboys did not do it with ease, but can hopefully build of the win to try d get back into fighting distance in the NFC East. The team overall struggled offensively despite having a favorable matchup in the Panthers defense. They did bring plenty f defense of their own though which was pivotal in the win. The loss brings the Panthers to just 1-5 on the season and had Panther QB Cam Newton visibly sickened by the time his press conference came around.
Dallas was able to get most their success in the kicking game and had just one touchdown in the game. That came in the 3rd quarter when Tony Romo connected with Miles Austin. Romo looked like he was simply trying to mainly control the game and avoid mistakes, which he did well. He ended with 227 yards and the score and had no interceptions. The team’s main issue in this game, and throughout the year, has been rushing the football. This is something they must improve to get more wins and be more dominating. They ended Sunday’s game with just 85 yards between three different rushers.
Carolina has been self-imploding all year on both sides of the ball. In this game, Cam Newton had to try and do everything as he could get no help from his rushing game. He ended up leading the team rushing with 64 yards on 6 carries. The next closest guy had just 35 yards on 10 touches. Despite being close in the game, the team simply does not rush enough. Cam saw this and addressed it rather angrily in his post game press conference. Hopefully his coaches got the point, but meanwhile it helped bring Dallas a W.