Steelers vs. Cowboys: Pittsburgh has lost 3 of last 4 games

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Mike Tomlin and the Steelers are searching for answers, and this week's game against the Dallas Cowboys represents a make-or-break opportunity for Pittsburgh.

The Pittsburgh Steelers have dropped three out of their last four games, and they need to get things back on track if they want a win against their traditional rival Dallas Cowboys in Week 15.

Steelers fans can certainly point to Ben Roethlisberger's absence from the lineup in Weeks 11-13 as a contributing factor in the team's struggles. However, Pittsburgh (7-6) picked up their only win of the last four weeks against Baltimore in Week 13 with Big Ben out of the lineup and Charlie Batch handling the quarterback duties for the Steelers. Roethlisberger posted a quarterback rating of 87.9 in Week 14 against San Diego, a shade worse than Batch's 89.6 mark against the Ravens.

The team's turnover rate is more concerning. Since Week 11, the Steelers are a miserable -13 in turnover margin, including the debacle against the Cleveland Browns in Week 12 where Pittsburgh allowed three interceptions and a whopping five fumbles. The Steelers have not had a neutral turnover margin since their Week 10 overtime victory over the hapless Kansas City Chiefs.

There's more to play for than just playoff position in Week 15's tilt between the Cowboys and Steelers. Historic bragging rights are on the line, with the all-time series between the two teams tied at 15-15.


Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Dallas

You must be a member of SB Nation Dallas to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Dallas. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Dallas

You must be a member of SB Nation Dallas to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Dallas. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.