Rob: I think it's just a matter of getting enough pressure, being aggressive and getting in the right position to make those types of plays. This defense is certainly capable; last year after four games the Cowboys had 11 takeaways (9 interceptions, 2 fumble recoveries) that led to seven scores. Here's what Wade Phillips said on Monday:
"They usually come in bunches but we just haven't had them. We started off really well last year, but it hasn't happened yet. But I think it will come. We have too many talented guys that have ball skills."
Mailbag: Why No Interceptions From Diggs?
Last year Trevon Diggs was an interception machine. Have you seen anything different in his coverage philosophy taking less risks or has it just been the way the game flow has gone?
Mailbag: Assessing Tyler Smith's First Two Starts?
From what I saw watching highlights, Tyler Smith and Matt Farniok played a solid game against the Bengals. How would y'all assess their play?
Mailbag: Should Cowboys Use Same Plan For Dak?
Do you think the Cowboys will stay with that game plan when Dak Prescott returns, assuming it continues to work with Cooper Rush at the helm?
Mailbag: Could Turpin Boost The Passing Game?
I know this is an afterthought, but would it not have been wise to try to send KaVontae Turpin down the field to stretch the defense and open more opportunities for the other receivers?
Mailbag: Time To See Jalen Tolbert's Debut?
Could this be a week that Jalen Tolbert is active and part of the receiver rotation to help the offense get going? How did you guys think he played in the preseason and why do you think he was inactive against Tampa?
Mailbag: Did Lack Of Preseason Snaps Hurt Offense?
Do you think there is any relation to the poor offensive performance, especially in the passing game, and the fact that the top starters never played a down during the preseason?
Mailbag: Why Not Stick With The Running Game?
Why, with such a compromised receiving corps, did we not run the ball? I figured we would lean on our defense and let Zeke and Tony Pollard carry the load.
Mailbag: Biggest X-Factor vs. Tampa Bay?
What do guys think is the biggest key or matchup if the Cowboys are to beat Tampa this time around?
Mailbag: Will Dallas Win The Field-Position Game?
The defense will be relied on early in the season, and that means field position is important. How do you see the coverage teams and what are the strong and weak areas on special teams?
Mailbag: Understanding The Practice Squad Rules?
I've been wondering what, if any, is the benefit of signing a player to the practice squad first before putting them on the active roster, like Jason Peters and Cooper Rush for example?