There's certainly nothing wrong with the Cowboys offense this year. In the opening game against the Giants, Quarterback Tony Romo threw for 345 yards and three touchdowns. They scored a total of 45 points, and are leading the league in scoring right now.
I guess I should just be happy that they opened with a win, but this game didn't make me feel too good about this season's prospects. Where the hell was the defense? They continually allowed the Giants to come back, and wound up letting them score 35 points. We're not going to win a whole lot of games giving up that many points.
I realize that Terence Newman and Greg Ellis weren't able to play, but the defense still shouldn't have given up that many points. The Giants seemed to be able to move the ball and score at will (and they're not one of the league's best teams). I thought Wade Phillips was supposed to be the defensive genius who would solve the Cowboys' defensive problems, but tonight's defense looked a lot like last year's ineffective defense.
The main problem is that they still don't have an effective pass rush. On most plays, Manning had all the time he needed to find open receivers. I hope Coach Phillips can come up with something to improve the pass rush. If not, it's going to be a long season.
They play the Dolphins next week -- hopefully with an improved defense.