Moore: With training camp over, Cowboys seek 'efficient rhythm' vs. Texans
09:03 PM CDT on Friday, August 27, 2010
Column by By DAVID MOORE / The Dallas Morning News
OXNARD, Calif. – It feels like a decade ago that Dez Bryant refused to carry Roy Williams' shoulder pads.
And to think, it's only been five weeks.
The longest training camp in the NFL is over. An odyssey that began in San Antonio ended 36 days later in Southern California as the players filed off along the perimeter of the practice field to thank the fans.
Now it's on to Houston, where the Cowboys play the Texans at 7 o'clock tonight at Reliant Stadium. This is the team's fourth preseason game, the last action the starters will see until the regular season opens against Washington on Sept. 12.
"This is important for us to meld our team together in this ballgame and see how we play," coach Wade Phillips said.
There's no right way to do the wrong thing.
To compete for the playoffs, Dallas has to improve here: Only four sacks against Eli Manning over the past six games!