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November 23, 2012

Harris puzzled by Cowboys' turnover troubles in home games, Witten blames early deficits

One of the most puzzling aspects of the Cowboys’ season is the team’s turnover disparity between home and road games. The Cowboys have 18 turnovers in five home games (3.6 per contest) but only six in six road games (1 per contest). Dallas (5-6) is 2-3 at Cowboys Stadium and 3-3 on the road this season.

Why so many turnovers in Arlington, where quarterback Tony Romo has thrown 12 of his 15 interceptions this season? Included was a five-interception outing in a loss to the Bears and a four-interception performance in a loss to the Giants.

“I don’t know. I’m not the quarterback,” said receiver Dwayne Harris. “I don’t know what Tony sees or what he’s looking at. Any game you have a lot of turnovers, I know it’s going to be hard for you to win.”

Tight end Jason Witten said Romo is looking at too many early deficits to stick with established game plans and that leads to mistakes. Dallas has trailed by at least seven points in every home game this season and has faced double-digit deficits in four of the five, including Thursday’s 38-31 loss to Washington.

“It’s too hard when you get away from your plan (with early deficits),” Witten said. “It’s all a product of getting behind in games. The Giants game you look at, the Bears game and again (against Washington) … You’re coming from behind and Tony has to anticipate on those throws. You’re throwing 60 times instead of 35. That’s what the product is. Nothing more than that. We’ve got to get that fixed. You can’t play football like that and expect to win. It’s hard to overcome.”

_ Jimmy Burch

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For the upcoming Home Games the team should be placed in a Hotel 30km away from the stadium for 2 days prior to kickoff. Get the palyers together and give them a feel that its an away game they are about to play.

Why don't we just start the game in the hurry up offense instead of waiting till we are behind. This is Romo's strength. Our offensive line is horrible and we have zero running game! Romo is a one man show.

Will someone please channel Tom Landry.

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