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What You Need To Know About the Dallas Cowboys

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What You Need To Know About the Dallas Cowboys

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The Bears get the spotlight on Monday night as they travel to Jones Mahal to take on the Dallas Cowboys. Chicago hasn't played there since they beat the Cowboys in 2010. Since it's been a while, let's get to know the team led by Eastern Illinois product Tony Romo.

They are ranked last in the league in offense, scoring just 15.7 points per game. They're also in the bottom five of the league for rushing yards and first downs per game, but ranked second in offensive penalties and fifth in penalty yardage given up. Basically, their offensive attack needs work.

Like the Bears, the Cowboys are having problems with their offensive line. Romo has been sacked seven times, and they have given up numerous false start penalties. They are still working on becoming comfortable with center Ryan Cook.

Romo started the season brilliantly, with a win over the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants. He threw for three touchdowns and 307 yards that night but since then has been lackluster. He's thrown an interception in every game, and didn't throw any touchdowns during the Cowboys' 16-10 win over the Buccaneers during week three. He also fumbled the ball three times in that game.

So why do they have a 2-1 record? Like the Bears, their defense keeps them in the game. They lead the league in defensive yardage, giving up just 250 yards per game. They've forced three fumbles and made seven sacks. DeMarcus Ware has four sacks and two forced fumbles and will want to add to that total on Monday.

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