Don't Bail on the Boys
By: mike.beacom | 8/29/10, 4:00 PM EDT
They’re circling the wagons in Big D and coach Wade Phillips is talking about treating his team’s final preseason game as if it were Week 1. The offense has struggled to score points and the defense has struggled to slow down opponents in each of the first four contests.
The question now is: Should fantasy owners be at all concerned?
I know I’m not. Consider this week’s loss to Houston. Tony Romo completed 13-of-18 attempts for 146 yards. He did throw an interception, but big deal. Miles Austin caught a 30-yard pass, and tight end Jason Witten caught four of the five balls thrown in his direction. As for the backfield, it’s tough to say. Felix Jones has had a rough preseason, but much of it has to do with Dallas limiting his touches. Jones is a home run hitter and when he gets only three carries (as has been the case in each of the past two games), it’s unlikely he’ll knock one of them out of the park.
My gut tells me the Cowboys will be just fine come September 12. There is too much talent here for things to implode, and fantasy owners have too much to lose by jumping ship now.
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