So that's who's to blame for last night's debacle! Brought in to assist with the Cowboys special teams after Week One of the season, CB LaQuan Lewis' time with Dallas was short lived. The club released Lewis today, per DMN, saying goodbye to the special team specialist who actually saw some time in the defense.
Lewis was active in each of the last three games for Dallas, however he failed to make a special teams tackle. That probably would have been a good idea if he wanted to remain with the club. When he appeared in the defense late in the Tampa Bay game Week Three, he was immediately targeted by Josh Freeman. Lewis made a good play to break up a pass on the first attempt, then was soundly beaten by WR Mike Williams for a 23 yard gain.
The move means that Dallas now has a spot on the roster to make a personnel move; let the speculation begin. To this point, there is no confirmation that Nick Fury is behind the move and there's an Avenger on his way.
Dallas has been playing with a decidedly short hand on the defense; missing Jay Ratliff, Kenyon Coleman, Barry Church, Gerald Sensabaugh and Anthony Spencer for various lengths this season. All, save for Church, are expected back after the bye week.
The offensive line has been playing short handed as well; although that description is levied against their performance as opposed to their health.
Could this signify that Dallas has tired itself of the Mackenzy Bernadeau experiment at right guard and might bring in the one and only Montrae Holland? It would mean more inconsistency for the offensive line, but Holland did perform at a higher level last year than his mates on either side of him. A lot of fans wonder why he hasn't been signed before this point.
Of course, that's just speculation. The Dallas front office rarely makes the "expected" move, but rest assured the team will make one; they have to. The void will probably not be filled by former safety Mana Silva; he signed with the Buffalo Bills practice squad earlier today.
Jason Garrett will have his players practice on Wednesday before giving them four days off to rest and recuperate before the rest of the schedule plays out.