The Dallas Cowboys vs Los Angeles Chargers game is approaching quickly. Last week we saw the Cowboys struggle to score a touchdown against the Denver Broncos. Will we see that again, or will the Cowboys learn from their mistakes?
What do the Cowboys need to fix before the next game?
To start, the big problem is penalties. I could rant and shout about how many penalties the Cowboys gather up each game but I'm sure you already know. The Cowboys had a total of 17 flags in the Broncos game. The coaching staff needs to teach their players how to avoid and fix this problem. You will lose every game you play if your team is a penalty magnet.
Another problem that must be resolved is receiving. The team only had 141 yards in the Broncos game. Those aren't good stats. Yes, Cooper Rush had some sloppy throws but you can't win a game with numbers like that. The staff needs to focus on their receivers this week and possibly throughout the season because the wide receivers didn't look good.
Our defense managed to do alright this game, holding them to 17 points with all of the scores being in the 2nd quarter. No sacks or Interceptions though. They need the defense to get a little more aggressive around the edges and put more pressure on the QB.
With penalties and lack of catching skills, it's hard to say that a win this week is likely. An NFL team simply cannot win games with these problems. The coaching staff needs to teach the players how to avoid the penalties they draw while playing. If they can sit down and talk with their players, then change on this matter can occur.
The amount of problems the Cowboys need to fix is larger than the list above. However, if the team can solve their receiver problem and the flag issue this weekend, then they'll be on the path to a great season.