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Ray Lewis, Emmitt Smith trash Cowboys defense

Cowboys defenseThe Dallas Cowboys were blown out on Monday night 45-28 by the Chicago Bears in what turned out to be their latest poor performance on defense.

The Cowboys allowed 498 yards and 32 first downs in the loss. They made backup quarterback Josh McCown look like an MVP candidate, allowing him to throw for 348 yards and four touchdowns. There was nothing positive to say about their defense.

On ESPN’s postgame show, Ray Lewis stated the obvious about Dallas’ defense, saying they might have one of the worst defenses in the NFL.

“Taking no credit away from [McCown], but when you think about who he played against, that may be one of the worst defenses in the NFL today,” Lewis said. “You see how they were just out of position. Nobody communicating. The balls that they had an opportunity to make interceptions … they could have made three interceptions.

“When you think about the Dallas Cowboys, when you look at them as a total team, there is no balance there. I think Tony Romo had a pretty good night, but everything else was just bad.”

Despite calling them one of the worst defenses in the league, Lewis’ thoughts on the Cowboys seemed tame compared to Emmitt Smith.

The former Cowboys legend tweeted his disgust for the defense all night. This is how his thoughts unfolded as the game progressed:

That pretty well summed things up.

The Cowboys entered the game last in the league in yards allowed. They were averaging a league-worst 294.9 yards allowed per game, though their 25.3 points allowed per game was slightly better at No. 21 of 32. NFL Network’s Andrew Siciliano noted that the Cowboys nearly became the first team in NFL history to allow 500 yards five times in a season, but the Bears fell two yards short of that mark. Don’t worry, because the Cowboys still have three weeks left to make history.

Jerry Jones admitted after the team’s embarrassing 49-17 loss to the Saints last month that he might have screwed up by firing Rob Ryan as defensive coordinator. I don’t think that was his biggest mistake; hiring Monte Kiffin as the replacement was. This is turning into a s— show just like USC’s defense was.

Nice going, Jer.


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