With Tony Romo and the majority of starters sitting out Sunday’s preseason opener the things that mattered most to the Dallas Cowboys was the performance of their young players and the adherence to the points of emphasis the team has focused on since the start of training camp.
Consider the 24-20 win over the Miami Dolphins in the Hall of Fame Game at Fawcett Field a huge success in terms of the Cowboys’ mission to force more turnovers and run the ball better and more this season.
The Cowboys jumped to a 17-0 lead thanks to 97 rushing yards on 17 carries in the first half including 10 rushes for 59 yards and a touchdown by Phillip Tanner and two forced turnovers that led to two touchdowns The second touchdown came on a 75-yard interception return for a score by rookie linebacker DeVonte Holloman.
“Turnovers were the name of the game in the first half. We took the ball away from them on their first offensive play and went down and had a real short drive inside the 10” coach Jason ...