Cowboys struggling for answers

Mired in an 0-2 start that positively no one expected, the Dallas Cowboys are grasping for solutions.

The problem is that a troubled preseason has followed them into the regular season and now issues have been magnified. The offensive line isn’t holding up very well. The defense looks overrated. And now the coach Wade Phillips is once again on the hot seat.

Sure, the team can point to its NFC East rivals the New York Giants and how they climbed out of an 0-2 hole in 2007 en route to the Super Bowl. That’s the exception for 0-2 teams.

In an effort to rally, a players-only meeting was held on Monday. Cornerback Terence Newman came up with the idea, according to the Dallas Morning News, after he blamed the loss to the Chicago Bears on Sunday to a lack of focus in practice.

“It depends on what's said and how much it means to them,” Phillips said when asked about the meeting he wasn’t at. “It's done good things for teams and they come back and win everybody said it was good. You encourage it; Yeah, that's fine. Again, accountability and they want to be accountable to each other and they want to say what they have to say and I don't mind them, especially our captains, when they talk to the team, I don't mind that at all.''

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