News: FSSW: Machota: Five thoughts from Cowboys win over Bengals

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    Published: Saturday, August 24, 2013, 11:56pm

    Here are my five thoughts on the Cowboys' 24-18 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals Saturday night at AT&T Stadium.

    1. The first-team offense needed to score a touchdown in what will likely be their last action of the preseason. The starters entered their fourth preseason game without a touchdown in their five previous series. The drought didn't last much longer. Tony Romo and Co. struggled early but looked very good on two second-quarter possessions. One drive was dominated by Dez Bryant, who caught five balls during the series, including a five-yard touchdown. The other was an eight-play, 57-yard drive that was capped by a Miles Austin catch across the middle of the end zone. Jason Garrett was obviously pleased. Romo, Bryant, Austin and Witten didn't play in the second half.

    "I think a lot of guys are doing a lot of good things," Romo said at halftime. "Dez had a great night, Miles did great. I think you can tell that we are doing some good things.

    "The guys did a great job against a really good defense and that was really good to see."

    2. The first-team defense continues to look like an improved group. On Saturday, Monte Kiffin's bunch extended their streak of not allowing a touchdown this preseason. They also forced two turnovers – a Barry Church forced fumble in the red zone that Brandon Carr recovered and a B.W. Webb interception. Yes, they haven't played a whole game, but they seem to be adapting well. There's no reason they shouldn't be better than last year, especially if Jay Ratliff, Anthony Spencer and Morris Claiborne all get back on the field.

    "I think guys are buying in and enjoying the system and it works for everybody," Bruce Carter said at halftime. "We are just having fun with it."

    "As far as the defense as a whole, we are balling out."

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  2. dallasdave

    dallasdave Well-Known Member

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    Yes, DEZ was dominant.:eek:

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