The Dallas Cowboys have tasted defeat in two of the past three weeks, but none of their performances have been as disappointing as their Week 10 outing against the New Orleans Saints. In that game, the Cowboys offense, specifically the passing game, struggled greatly.
Star wide receiver Dez Bryant hauled in just one catch during the game, which led owner Jerry Jones to speak up about the offense.
If there is one thing Jones feels the team need to do in order to turn things around and be more successful, it is to make sure they get the ball in the hands of Bryant more frequently.
From Tim MacMahon of ESPN Dallas:
Jerry Jones on KRLD-FM about Dez Bryant: “We need to get him the ball more.” Added that will be focus for coaches during bye week.
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) November 12, 2013
Of course, opposing teams know that the Cowboys want to get Bryant the ball, so they have been doing their best to lock him down.
Whether it be double-teams or bracket coverage, the defenses are focusing on stopping Bryant.
The good news is that can open things up in the passing game for the other targets, so the entire offensive unit needs to step up and do their best to produce even if Bryant is being slowed down.