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Cowboys’ takeaways have dried up this season, except vs. Eagles

Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee (50) intercepts a pass in the end zone in front of Eagles tight end Zach Ertz (86) in Week 2.
Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee (50) intercepts a pass in the end zone in front of Eagles tight end Zach Ertz (86) in Week 2. AP

The Cowboys have only four takeaways this season, tying for last in the NFL. They had the second-most in the league last season with 31.

“We’ve been around the ball pretty well,” defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli said. “…We’ve just got to keep hustling and work. But it’s about the end results, and we’re not getting them. We have to get them.”

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The Cowboys’ minus-eight turnover ratio ranks 30th in the NFL. They have forced turnovers in only two games this season, three of their four takeaways coming against the Eagles in Week 2.

“We got some good pressure [against Sam Bradford], and we also had guys breaking on balls, and Sean Lee made a great play that game,” defensive tackle Tyrone Crawford said. “The turnover thing is something that we had really going last year at this time, and we’re struggling with it right now, and we’re trying to get that figured out.”

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