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Dallas Defense: Where Art Thou?

courtesy of sports-kings.com
I will be the first to admit that whenever the Dallas Cowboys lose a game, I am always tempted to cast the blame on their leader at the quarterback position, Tony Romo. 
 
Romo threw for 506 yards and five touchdowns for Dallas (2-3), but he was intercepted by Danny Trevanthan inside the Dallas 30 to set up Matt Prater’s game winning 28-yard field goal as time expired. 
 
This allowed Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos to overcome the first 500-yard passing game in Dallas history to keep the Broncos unbeaten (5-0) with a 51-48 victory over the Cowboys on Sunday.
 
The teams combined for 1,039 yards of total offense in the second-highest scoring game in regulation since the NFL-AFL merger in 1970.
 
It's fair to grant Romo some of the blame for the loss, given that the interception was a throw to a tightly covered receiver on a would-be checkdown, but shouldn’t most of the blame go to the guys who allowed the Broncos to score 51 points?
 
DeMarcus Ware had zero sacks and didn't even knock Manning down once; nor did any of his teammates on the defensive side of the ball.  A nonexistent pass rush for four quarters had more of a meaningful impact than the interception thrown by a guy who went throw for throw with the world's best quarterback and had a lead in the fourth quarter to show for it!
 
Like Grantland’s, Ronald Martinez pointed out, Isn't it more meaningful that Romo was able to compete with Manning for four quarters than it is to point out that Romo is a choker without any mention of those defensive players? He also pointed out that Morris Claiborne had an interception on an underthrown ball for Manning's first pick of the year, but the Broncos ripped Claiborne apart on throws to Eric Decker throughout the first half for big plays, including Decker's 57-yard reception and the touchdown pass in the second quarter.
 
So before we ask, “Where art thou Tony Romo?” the same could be asked of the Dallas Cowboys defense.

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Peter on Monday, October 07, 2013 11:50 AM
I can agree somewhat.
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