The Cowboys’ hopes of making the playoffs last season took a serious hit when the team went from 5-3 to 5-6 in a losing streak that started with a 27-7 loss to the Falcons.
Dallas allowed eight sacks in that game and six came from defensive end Adrian Clayborn as he dominated his matchups against tackles Chaz Green and Byron Bell. Those players were in the lineup because Tyron Smith missed the game with an injury and memories of a failure to cover for injuries returned this week with center Travis Frederick being diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome.
On Friday, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said that the team focused on making sure they weren’t in the same straits again this year.
“You do lose people … you’re supposed to make adjustments,…