After the incredible success of last season, the Dallas Cowboys are currently struggling by comparison to 2014's 12-4 year.
The Cowboys are 2-2 this season following their 26-20 loss to the New Orleans Saints last night and they just don't look like the same team this year.
One big reason
The Cowboys may not look as good this year as they did in 2014, but there may be one big reason for that.
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Their so-called big three from last year, quarterback Tony Romo, runningback DeMarco Murray and wide receiver Dez Bryant are all missing.
Murray famously signed for divisional rivals the Philadelphia Eagles in the off-season while both Bryant and Romo have gone down with long term injuries this season.
Replacements being brought in has given the Cowboys a completely different look and the fans have noticed.
One of their biggest issues however is their defense who are ranked 20th in the league against the pass and 12th against the run.
This has led to some big criticisms already this season, but arguably no insults have been funnier than that of Texas Governor Greg Abbott.
A bit of a jibe at both the Cowboys defense but also his own states control of the borders they share, he has at least taken a humorous approach.
Comparing the Cowboys defense to the state lines may be in poor taste but it has received over 2,000 re-tweets and will surely be a bit of a morale blow to the Cowboys.
Only gets tougher
The Cowboys defense may be under fire right now, but it looks like it could only be set to get worse for the team.
They welcome the New England Patriots to AT&T Stadium next week and their next home game after that is against the Seattle Seahawks.
The two Super Bowl teams from last year will pose some very big challenges to the Cowboys in the coming weeks and they will hve to find some way to neutralise them.
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