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Terrance Newman Puts Onus On Players, Not Coaches, To Get Better

In Week 1, the Dallas Cowboys couldn’t make the plays on offense when they needed them most. In Week 2, the Cowboys’ defense had no answer for the Chicago Bears’ tandem of Jay Cutler and Mike Martz. Cutler threw for 277 yards and 3 touchdowns, and generally had his way all day regardless of what the Cowboys showed defensively.

On Monday, veteran cornerback Terrance Newman talked about how he and his teammates need to reassess their practice and preparation routines. Newman explained:

“I think that things kind of got let go in practice. It’s things that … it’s not our coaches. They don’t really know some of the things that were going on,” said Newman. “But as players, we have to crack down and make sure that some of the stuff that has been going on, doesn’t go on. We have to make it a game situation in practice. That’s just what it is. We go hard in practice, but maybe our intensity needs to go up a little bit. We got to do that as players and not worry about the coaches.”

They better get on that quickly, as in immediately. The Cowboys travel to Houston this coming Sunday to take on the Texans, who improved to 2-0 behind the incredibly productive and efficient play of Matt Schaub and the offense.

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