The Dallas Cowboys almost beat the Denver Broncos in a while shoot out. Neither team played much defense and the Cowboys allowed 51 points to the Broncos.
Some Cowboys fans, and Tony Romo apologists in particular, are pointing to the defense as the reason the Cowboys lost the game. In all fairness, the Broncos offense came into the game averaging about 45 points a game. With that in mind, Jerry Jones is prepared to cut the defense and new coordinator Monte Kiffin some slack.
“Knowing my expectations playing Denver and playing Peyton Manning coming in,” Jerry Jones said, via ESPN Dallas. “I’m going to cut him some slack.”
Interesting considering how poorly the Cowboys defense has played this season. They’ve allowed three different quarterbacks to throw for over 400 yards in a game and they lost two of those games. ESPN ranks the Cowboys’ pass defense as the 31st best in the NFL, or in other words the second worse.
The Cowboys defense has allowed teams to throw for an average of 326.4 yards per game. The flip side of that coin is that the rush defense is ranked 4th best with an average of 82.8 yards per game.