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The Cowboys creativity and execution in the red zone is bad, to say the least.
The Dallas Cowboys were hotter than fish grease coming into Arizona to play the Cardinals, especially defensively. Well, they got carved up for 222 rushing yards and 400 yards total as they fell to 2-1. Chalk this defensive performance up to a bad day at the office. However, Dallas has another issue that needs to be talked about.
As bad as the defensive effort was against the Cardinals, the Cowboys' red zone offense was equally atrocious as they only converted one of their five possessions into a touchdown. This isn't just a Week 3 thing, though, as the Cowboys were only two for six in the red zone versus the New York Jets last Sunday despite a 30-10 win.
Dallas has a tough slate of games over the next five weeks (four games). To add to that, three of those opponents (New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers, and Los Angeles Rams) currently have top 10 defenses, so points could be at a premium, which will emphasize capitalizing in the red zone.