The Dallas Cowboys haven’t been known as a defensive juggernaut in a very long time. According to Pro Football Reference, the Cowboys have never ranked higher than No. 14 in defensive yards allowed per game since Garrett took over in 2010. To go along with that, they’ve ranked higher than No. 15 in points allowed per game just one time (2016).
In short, the Cowboys defense has almost never helped out the offense since Garrett took over. This season, they rank No. 19 in yards allowed and No. 29 in points allowed per game, which fully explains their 2-3 start to the season.
To go along with all of those statistics, one more that’s eye-opening is the number of times the Cowboys have allowed 30 points or more in Garrett’s tenure. As Jean-Jacques Taylor of NBCDFW pointed out, it’s happened 30 times, and the team is 6-24 in those games.
The 6-24 record isn’t surprising, but the fact that out of Garrett’s 109 games as a coach, that 30 of those games the team has allowed at least 30 points, is just brutal. This means that 27.5 percent of the time, the Cowboys are allowing 30-plus points.
Through five games in 2017, the Cowboys have given up 30 points three times, and that came in all three of their losses. Something has to give for Dallas on that side of the ball, but obviously, there’s hope that the team will look to seriously address the need this offseason.
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