Hansen: 'They are a banged-up group'

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by DALE HANSEN

WFAA

Posted on November 18, 2012 at 11:56 PM

Updated Monday, Nov 19 at 12:25 AM

So the Cowboys run the ball 21 times for 63 yards — three yards a carry.

Quarterback Tony Romo gets sacked a career-high seven times (and I lost count of how many times he was running from trouble).

Four holding penalties on the Cowboys linemen.

And Cowboys general manager Jerry Jones says he is really pleased with the offensive line.

And that right tackle Doug Free played a stellar second half.

I wonder what would have happened to Romo if they didn't play so well?

Now they are a banged-up group, and left tackle Tyron Smith sprained an ankle.

But this is the problem I've always had, and I will always argue it's the Cowboys' biggest problem: It's okay for an owner to be a positive guy and say some incredibly stupid things (a lot of owners do), but it's not okay for the general manager.

The man who makes all the player decisions.

The man who signs players to contracts they just don't deserve.

And the man who has been calling all the shots for that team, a team that since 1997 has a .500 record in the regular season now.

Sunday's win over the Browns puts 'em at 125 and 125. See? I always find a silver lining, because I am a positive guy.

E-mail dhansen@wfaa.com

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