The Cowboys will play at least 7 games without quarterback Tony Romo, who is out until Nov. 22 with a fractured collarbone.
The charge of the Cowboys (2-1) is to hold on and keep their season afloat until Romo returns.
After opening the Romo-less streak with a 39-28 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, including a second-half collapse that featured an punch-less offense in crunch time, the struggle to win has become even more acute.
However, owner Jerry Jones said he is not worried about the Cowboys moving forward, even the Cowboys are 6-10 all time without Romo since 2006.
“No. Not at all,” Jones said. “I wish we had all of our players, but that’s dreaming. But I’m not worried. We just have a lot of work to do to stay in the hunt.”
The Cowboys get the hapless New Orleans Saints next Sunday but follow with a home game against the New England Patriots followed by match ups at the New York Giants and home against the Seattle Seahawks and Philadelphia Eagles.
There is not a lot of margin for error. It’s even more disappointing considering the Cowboys blew three 14-points leads and an opportunity to steal a victory against the Falcons (3-0).
“I’m not at all concerned about these guys handling this psychologically,” Jones said. “All we missed here was a chance to really get on a mountain top with a win that would have helped us numbers wise. We just have to get what we expect. It’s a tough road.”