Jones Says Tackling, Turnovers Biggest Issue For Cowboys Defense

105.3 The Fan
November 19, 2019 - 9:00 am

DALLAS (105.3 THE FAN) - If the Dallas Cowboys hope to compete against the New England Patriots and hopefully in the future playoffs, the defense is going to need to make some improvements in tacking and turnovers accoring to team owner Jerry Jones. 

On his weekly show with The Fan's Shan & RJ, Jerry Jones said he’d be more satisfied with the Dallas Cowboys defense if they could get more takeaways and tackle better. 

“Generally speaking we didn’t tackle well (against Detroit), we've got to get better at wrapping up. We just need to tackle better," said Jones. "The turnover thing is where we are lacking the most."

However, on the other side of the ball, QB Dak Prescott had an impressive game against the Lions, throwing for 444 yards and 3 touchdowns.

"When things are going good, you've got to spread (the credit) around," said Jones. "That protection Dak is getting is extraordinary. It has risen to the occasion."

When asked about the status of a pending deal with Prescott, Jerry gave no comment on a deal, but said, "It's always been about having to allocate the dollars."

Heading into an important game against the Patriots this weekend, Jones says he is happy with the overall health of his team.

Jones said he expects Amari Cooper, La’el Collins and DeMarcus Lawrence to play Sunday at New England despite dealing with injuries. Also, Xavier Woods (finger) and Jeff Heath (shoulder) should also be available Sunday.

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