Cowboys hold Titans to 10 points during Week 2 win
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (9/14/14) The Cowboys defense stepped up in a big way during a 26-10 win Week 2 at Tennessee. Dallas held Tennessee to 314 yards (82 rushing) and one offensive touchdown Sunday.
The defense had a strong showing in the first half, as the Cowboys jumped out to a 16-0 lead by halftime. Titans quarterback Jake Locker completed just 4 of 12 passes for 26 yards in the first half.
Dallas finished with two interceptions and sacked Locker two times. The Cowboys are back in action Week 3 at St. Louis.
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (9/8/14) Cowboys coach Jason Garrett was peppered with questions Monday about Tony Romo's careless performance Sunday. Romo threw three interceptions and cost his team a chance at a touchdown by checking out of a running play near the goal line.
Romo got sacked on the play, forcing Dallas to kick a field goal.
"Tony, like everyone else in this room and on the football field yesterday, is human," Garrett said. "He made some decisions over the course of the game that he'd like to have back. That happens every week in the National Football League to every quarterback. You continue to try and learn and continue to try and grow from the situations you're in."
Cowboys DST has a tough time Week 1
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (9/7/14) The Cowboys DST had a tough game Week 1 against the 49ers.
The Dallas offense did the team no favors in the first quarter. A fumble lead to a San Francisco score on the first drive of the game. On the team's third drive, Tony Romo threw an interception that was returned to the 2-yard line. The 49ers were able to score on the next play.
The Dallas DST gave up two additional touchdowns during the contest. The team did not force any interceptions, and managed just one sack. Dallas failed to force any fumbles.
The Dallas DST will look to improve Week 2 against the Titans.
Cowboys DST to have their hands full Week 1
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (9/5/14) The Cowboys DST should have their hands full Week 1 against the 49ers.
Dallas had one of the worst defenses in the league last season. While the club attempted to make changes in the draft, it's hard to expect a major turnaround based on rookies. On top of that, the team's best cornerback, Orlando Scandrick, will miss Week 1 due to a suspension.
The 49ers were not slouches offensively last year. The team allowed opposing defenses to put up just 6.79 Fantasy points per game. That figure ranked as the fifth-lowest in the league. The 49ers offense went through some growing pains during the preseason, but there's still plenty of talent there.
Considering the Cowboys recent track record, and San Francisco's ability to put up big offensive numbers, the Cowboys are not a recommended start in Fantasy Week 1.
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The Cowboys DST is not a good Fantasy option heading into this season. They were bad in 2013 at No. 19 in Fantasy points, and losing DeMarcus Ware and Jason Hatcher, who were their top two pass rushers, isn't going to help. On top of that, standout linebacker Sean Lee (ACL) is out for the season. There remains some talent on defense for the Cowboys with Brandon Carr and Barry Church, and hopefully rookie defensive end Demarcus Lawrence can help the pass rush, but a lot of work has to be done for Fantasy owners to consider using the Cowboys DST in any leagues this year. We would ignore the unit in all leagues on Draft Day. If they start off the season playing well, then you can add them off waivers as a bye-week replacement.