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Cowboys Continue to Improve in Loss

Posted By David Willow On Aug 19 2012 @ 12:37 pm In Dallas Cowboys | No Comments

The Cowboys may have lost their second preseason game, but they finally got some strong play offensively as well as continued signs of improvement on defense.

The offensive line didn’t cave in as it did against Oakland, and Tony Romo lead a drive that ended with a spectacular one handed catch by Dez Bryant in the end zone that was called incomplete as he came down just barely touching the out of bounds line. Bryant continues to leave many salivating at the potential for a breakout season this year, and with continued strong play in the preseason the ceiling for him this season continues to grow.

The battle for the third wide receiver spot was much improved as Kevin Ogletree, Dwayne Harris, Cole Beasley, and Andre Holmes all played well. Most notably though, was probably the catch made by Ogletee between two defenders which ended with Ogletree being sandwiched and still holding onto the ball. Cole Beasley hauled in 7 receptions for 107 yards to lead the team, and made a strong case for making the team and possibly a role in the slot. Dwayne Harris continued to have another solid preseason game with 4 catches for 42 yards and a touchdown.

On defense Brandon Carr picked off Philip Rivers twice and the defense continued to bring pressure from the pass rush. Rookie Morris Claiborne, made his preseason debut and didn’t stand out but didn’t make any crucial mistakes which is probably the most you should expect from his first game in the NFL.

Despite the lose, there is reason for optimism in Dallas as the preseason rolls on and we get closer to kickoff for Week 1.

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