NFC East Reset: Cowboys face key stretch

NFC East Reset: Cowboys face key stretch
November 8, 2011, 5:43 pm

The Cowboys (4-4): Re-grouping.Dallas has lost linebacker Sean Lee for the season and receiver Miles Austin for the next few weeks. The Cowboys are averaging 400 yards per game, but just 18 points. They have to re-assess the offense and find ways to get into the end zone.Starting Sunday, Dallas has a key stretch three games in 15 days: Home to Buffalo, at the Redskins, home to Miami (Thanksgiving). Win all three and the Cowboys are in good shape because the end-of-season schedule includes Arizona (terrible) and return NFC East games at home against the Giants and Eagles (way to win tie-breakers).Rookie running back DeMarco Murray has demonstrated that his smashing starting debut against the Rams, when he set a team record with 253 yards rushing, was not a fluke. He has posted 213 rushing yards in the two games since his big game. It appears that Felix Jones will have a hard time getting carries when he returns from an injury.