The Dallas Cowboys will be looking to end a two-game skid when they face off against the Carolina Panthers today. Carolina is coming off of a bye week and looking to end a three-game losing streak of their own.
Throughout the years, the Cowboys big knock has been their lack of discipline and leadership so it is no surprise that the Panthers option attack is a topic of discussion as the two teams prepare to meet. The option offense requires all defensive players to stick to their position and “stay home” — the definition of discipline.
While it is the first time Dallas has faced an option attack this season, defensive coordinator Rob Ryan does not seem concerned.
“I can handle the option,” Ryan said, via ESPN Dallas. “I’ve done it my whole life.
“It’s tough. This league is about players more so than schemes and things. he’s a dynamic player and does commercials and got posters all over the place and there’s a reason. The guy is a tremendous athlete, but we run a sound defense here. So we’re just ready to play and get back on track.”
One team will have to end their losing streak today and the Cowboys hope it is them. If Ryan’s comments are any indication, the Cowboys do not seem concerned and appear confident that they will be the team to do just that.