The Dallas Cowboys (7-3) are coming off a disappointing loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in what was supposed to

Instead, it turned into a defensive battle as both teams traded blows, forced turnovers, and had pedestrian offenses.

There is no time to dwell on the game as the Cowboys will have to take on the Oakland Raiders on Thanksgiving.

They may well be without their top two wideouts Amari Cooper and Ceedee Lamb but will be getting back LT Tyron Smith.

Here are a few ways Dallas can overcome their recent offensive struggles.

Receivers win their matchups and less drops

In losses against Denver and Kansas City, the Cowboys’ receivers had numerous drops and won their matchups.

That trend cannot continue to happen if this offense expects to move the ball and extend drives.

With Michael Gallup and Cedrick Wilson expected to be the starting wideouts, they will need to help Dak Prescott and reel in their catches.

Smith is back at left tackle will allow Dak to have more time in the pocket to get the ball to the wideouts.

It will be up to them to find the holes and secure the catches when their opportunities come.

Cowboys have the coaching and talent to overcome the issues, they will need to go out on a short week and put it on display.

Have a variety of efficient run plays

Against the Chiefs, they ran the ball but Kellen Moore called plays that were very predictable.

For the majority of the season, Moore was so creative with designed run plays to keep them balanced.

Being without three starters on offense may have played a factor in conservative play calling.

Every team is dealing with numerous injuries, so the Cowboys will have to adjust to win games.

Ezekiel Elliott is currently dealing with a knee injury but was a full participant in practice.

Tony Pollard, on the other hand, is healthy should receive more opportunities to get the ball in his hands.

Moore has the pieces at his disposal and needs to use them to gain the upper hand.

If Dallas can get the running attack heavily involved, Prescott and the offense can impose their will once again.

 

 

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