Despite having some big names on defense in Everson Griffen, DeMarcus Lawrence, Jaylon Smith, and Leighton Vander Esch, the Cowboys own the worst scoring defense in the NFL. At 36 points per game, the Cowboys have allowed 30 or more points in five straight games.
Altogether, the Cowboys tied an NFL record on Monday for most consecutive games of allowing 34 or more points. The Cowboys have allowed 34 or more points to the Browns, Cardinals, Falcons, Giants, and Seahawks.
After a 38-10 loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Monday Night Football, NFL Network’s Jane Slater reported that many players on the roster are slamming the coaching staff. “Totally unprepared,” an anonymous player on the Cowboys told Slater. “They don’t teach. They don’t have any sense of adjusting on the fly.”
Slater also reported that players are slamming the coaching staff, stating “the coaches are not good at their jobs.”
For Smith, he is not a fan of anonymity. He feels that if players are going to leak these comments to the media, then own up to it according to Jon Machota of The Athletic.
“Jaylon Smith on players reportedly criticizing coaches: “(Mike McCarthy) is a player’s coach. If you got something to say, own up to it. Coach wants us to be grown men. It’s a blessing to have him as a coach. We have to perform…If you have something to say, put your name on it.”
The Cowboys are not on the same page but somehow lead the NFC East with a 2-4 record. By allowing 36.3 points per game, the Cowboys are the worst scoring defense in the NFL. Despite the struggles, owner Jerry Jones is not ready to write off Nolan just yet.
“I like the way we came out last night defensively,” said Jones on 105.3 The Fan. “I thought we had a google plan for the skills of Murray and what the Cardinals presented us. These aren’t excuses.”
The Cowboys will play the Washington Football Team on Sunday.