The Cowboys defense has been hamstrung by the team’s struggling offense through four games this season. The Cowboys rank 30th in scoring and 29th in rushing, while turning the ball over 11 times.
But defensive coordinator Rob Ryan said the situation has not put any undo pressure on his unit to perform because the offense is not as bad the numbers indicate.
He says the situation certainly is not as bad as it was when he was in Cleveland and Oakland when his defenses had to overcome offenses which couldn’t even make a first down.
“The Cowboys offense isn’t struggling,” Ryan said. “Go coach for Oakland or Cleveland when you can’t get a first down. That is struggling. We are moving the football at will up and down on people. We have had a couple of turnovers. That is it. We don’t have to do anything. I have been in rooms where it all on the defense or you’re in trouble and even if you are great you are still in trouble. So it’s not a deal for us at all here in Dallas.”