Ravens vs. Cowboys: 5 Things To Watch For
By Brett Foote
Aug 7, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) stands in the huddle in the first quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports
Can the Raven’s offense perform two weeks in a row and shake the label of being “inconsistent?”
Everybody’s knock on Joe Flacco these days is that he plays well in spurts and isn’t consistent. After last week’s excellent performance, can he string together another one? Even in practice, he has been very up and down. Flacco can literally look like a top tier quarterback on one play and then fall apart on the next, as he has often done this offseason.
There is no better chance to put together a good performance than this week against the Cowboys defense, which has the potential to be the worst in the NFL this season. This is a team so desperate for bodies that they traded for Rolando McClain and are trying to get Josh Brent reinstated by the league, fresh out of prison. Flacco should have plenty of time to go through his progressions and make his throws this week in what might be the softest defensive effort he faces all season.