Williams, a second-round pick out of Texas, had played every snap of the season through Monday night's loss to the Tennessee Titans.
"I think we realize we have eight games to go, we've got a long way to go in this season", Jones said. The first half has illustrated that fact. If both are able to threaten the Cowboys' defense, then the explosive plays will come and the offense will be able to help the defense more than they have in the last three weeks of games. In this game in Dallas, they need their most exciting receivers, Corey Davis and Taywan Taylor, to step up.
"One thing that defensively that we try to uphold is creating turnovers", Jones said. "You have to do it throughout the entire game". The Cowboys beat the trade deadline rush by shipping a first-round pick to the Raiders for wide receiver Amari Cooper on October 22.
Cooper, who had two 1,000-yard campaigns in three full seasons in Oakland, adds a new dimension for quarterback Dak Prescott and the offense. There was a missed field goal before Cooper's TD, and Prescott's interception after that in their first home loss this season.More news: Facebook Messenger is finally going to introduce a lifesaving 'unsend' feature
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Star Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott finished with 61 yards after a hot start.
Multiple sources said Lee could miss four to six weeks with one source saying it could be closer to six weeks, which means he could return for the final two games of the season on December 23 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
-WR Amari Cooper caught 5 passes (in 8 targets) for 58 yards and a TD in his first game as a Cowboy. During the bye week Dallas fired offensive line coach Paul Alexander and promoted top assistant Marc Columbo, But Prescott still found himself sacked five times. Former Dallas offensive lineman Marc Colombo, who had served as assistant offensive line coach since 2016, was promoted to take over as offensive line coach.
" I very candidly didn't see this coming", Jones said after the Cowboys lost at home for the first time this season. "I don't know that I expected the change to create a situation here you just didn't have breakdowns". "We want to play better than we played tonight, so I certainly think each individual and coach and front office person is going to have to do better, including me".