Clarence Hill takes a look at the Cowboys through two games. The T.O. factor is more than just Owens making plays, it's also about attracting defenders so that others can make plays.
Running back Julius Jones' strong effort against the Redskins can partly be attributed to Owens. Jones rushed 20 times for 94 yards against a Redskins defense that proved to be more concerned with doubling Owens and preventing the big play downfield than loading up against the run.
The offensive line is still a work in progress and the area that is the shakiest, but the Washington game had the look of a line starting to get it together.
Kosier might not be the second coming of Larry Allen, but he has been solid. Gurode is simply playing the best football of his career, and right tackle Marc Colombo hasn't performed poorly.
I saw lots of good communication between the Cowboys linemen in the Washington game. Players were in position to pick up blitzes and they also slid off double-team blocks and helped other players on their blocks.
On the other side of the ball, things are looking up, once you look past the secondary meltdown against the Jaguars.
The scary part is that fans haven't yet seen the best from Ware.
We haven't seen Ware take over yet, and we haven't seen the best of Chris Canty yet.
If you want to read about the history of the forward pass in football, go here.
Mike Vanderjagt is an unusual cat, as outlined in this article.
The NFL is really getting ticky-tacky when they fine Demarcus Ware for the hit on Brunell. Yeah, his helmet hit Brunell's helmet, but it was obvious he slowed up and was trying to do everything to avoid it.