Dallas Cowboys have had a two-game losing streak, but luckily for them, they are entering the bye week, and they can fix their hot-and-cold performance we saw on numerous occasions this year. The offense is starting to meet the expectations, while the defense is the problem. Some of the players will get healthy during the bye week and ready for the next duel against San Francisco on October 22. Here are five players who may have pivotal roles.
Even though Lewis allowed Packers receiver Davante Adams to score the game-winning TD last week, he played a good match with seven tackles, three pass breakups and a third-down deflection that caused the team from Green Bay to punt the ball. Lewis’s performance has been improving game in game out, and he might be crucial for the Cowboys defense in the outings to come.
Rookie Ryan Switzer can return the ball, and his 21-yard punt return into Cardinals territory was crucial for the Cowboys to start off on the right foot. So far, this guy hasn’t recorded a catch as a wide receiver, whereas the offensive coordinator Scott Linehan tried to involve him with carries out of the backfield. After his role crystalizes, he will be dominant on special teams.
DT Maliek Collins is second on the team in sacks and fourth in pressures before the Packers game. One aspect of the defense depends on Collins’ aggressiveness, and when he plays good, the defense plays much better. With Irving’s return after suspension, he and Collins could be quite a pass-rushing duo.
Butler proved his worth in preseason, but his good performance continues in the regular season. Probably the fastest wide-receiver on the team, Butler caught a 49-yard pass on the opening TD drive against the Packers. He can catch the ball, and QB Dak Prescott trusts him and throws it when Butler is open.
Rookie selected in the second round has struggled with hamstring tightness ever since training camp started. He had to leave the game against the Packers, but if he uses this bye week to recover, he could be a serious physical corner or even a safety for the America’s Team.