5 big problems dooming Cowboys

Poor offensive line play, mental mistakes could do in Dallas

Originally Published: October 12, 2012
By Gary Horton | Scouts Inc.
RomoAP Photo/Tom HauckTony Romo's line has let him down, but he needs to curb his mistakes.

The Dallas Cowboys continue to be the most confusing team in the NFL. Expectations are always too high for "America's Team," often because of their own doing, and they never seem to live up to the hype. The start of this season is proving no different.

While they currently have a respectable 2-2 record they don't look close to being an elite team when you watch them on film -- although the organization might disagree. When I look at the tape, I see problems. Here's a deeper look at their five biggest.

1. Tony Romo is trying to do too much

There is no question that Romo has an excellent skill set and he will put together streaks where he looks like the elite QB that we believe he can be, but we don't see that kind of play consistently enough. For example, his mobility and movement skills can be a positive, but also a negative.


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Gary Horton spent 10 years in the NFL as a scout and another 10 years at the college level as an assistant coach and recruiter. He is the founder and most seasoned member of the Scouts Inc. staff, and his extensive experience at all levels of football make him an excellent talent evaluator.