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Cowboys Mailbag: September 12, 2011

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@Keize: The blame falls on Tony Romo, but it seems the team never comes through in the clutch, either. Don't the special teams and defense deserve some blame too?

Rob: Of course they do. Mark Sanchez finally started making plays when the Cowboys started losing all their cornerbacks, and the blocked punt might have been the biggest momentum swing of all. But Romo did account for two of those three turnovers in at least some way. So he should shoulder the most, as he accepted afterward.

Josh: I would give a big share of blame to the special teams, but I thought the defense held up its end of the bargain this time. That hasn't been the case in every game the Cowboys have lost the last few years, but Romo usually takes the biggest portion of the blame anyway. Still, his turnovers were killers, and there's really no excuse for either of them. It happens to all quarterbacks from time to time. He was great the first 50 minutes of the game, but that doesn't really matter now.

@christodd10: Should the Cowboys be looking outwardly for cornerbacks after the problems they had against the Jets?

Rob: There's no doubt they need to be on the lookout. Mario Butler is the simplest solution for depth right now; he's on the practice squad and has some familiarity with what they do. The hope is Terence Newman gets back into practice as soon as this week and Mike Jenkins is no worse for wear with the shoulder injury. Losing Scandrick for an extended period would hurt because covering the slot's no picnic.

Josh: They should always be looking and assessing the available talent and how it compares to who they have on the roster. That doesn't mean they have to go pluck some washed up veteran off the street, though. If they've got to have a cornerback, it should be Mario Butler, currently on the practice squad, because he'll know what's going on with the defense.

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