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Jason Garrett’s Press Conference Following Cowboys @ Falcons

addressed the media from for the first time following his team's 27-7 week 10 loss at the on Monday. The loss put the Cowboys at 5-4 on the season, as the East leading Eagles saw their 8-1 record continue to provide a three game lead in the division during their .

Listen to Dallas Cowboys Head Coach Jason Garrett's Monday Press Conference Here:


The Cowboys and Eagles will meet for the first time this season on , and it feels safe to say that the game will mean little for the Cowboys if they fail to move on from this most recent loss and put needed talent back on the field.

The poor play of was, obviously, a focal point for Jason Garrett to address in this . With that, he provided updates on the status of LT and LB – two players that were missed dearly in Atlanta, the Cowboys' first game without at RB as well.

The Cowboys are in a critical November stretch of three games in eleven days, with the Eagles on Sunday and Chargers on to cap off this run that began with a horrendous start yesterday afternoon. This seems to be effecting the Cowboys willingness to put Sean Lee back on the field before he is truly ready, as hamstring always linger (see: ) and the only other option at LB right now is .

With Smith still not ready to see the amount of snaps he's been forced to play in Lee's absences, protecting Sean Lee is as much about the overall health of numerous players on 's – lost season or not.

The generic “day by day” tag that was applied to Lee by his head coach was also given to Tyron Smith, who the Cowboys do seem slightly more optimistic about. Garrett alluded to a plan the Cowboys would like to see Smith follow through practice this week, anticipating holding him out in the middle of the week Wednesday but hopefully working him back still before Sunday.

As for the masses of blaming Garrett for the team's failures to adjust offensively given Chaz Green's struggles, the coach did address what caused Green's forgettable game along with the difficulty it causes in properly evaluating an offense that could not execute its – especially with a quick that was even still derailed by pressure on Prescott or solid coverage by the Falcons' .

The Cowboys will search for the positives from this game and learn from what went wrong as they attempt to save their season in prime time this week.

Further updates on which players will be available to help Dallas compete against Philadelphia will be provided by Coach Garrett and the Cowboys leading up to Sunday, and Inside will keep you updated.

Sean Martin
Sean Martin
Born January 28th, 1996- Cowboys Super Bowl XXX. Point Boro Panther, Montclair State Red Hawk, and most importantly a proud member of Cowboys Nation! I host "Upon Further Review" on 90.3 WMSC FM and every Friday from 1-4 PM ET. Twitter: @SeanMartinNFL.

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