This past Sunday, the Dallas Cowboys squeaked by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16-10 behind three field goals from kicker Dan Bailey. They take on the 2-1 Chicago Bears on Monday night, and both teams will be looking for a little breathing room in their win/loss records.
Last season when these two units met Marion Barber was still a Cowboy and Wade Phillips still had a head coaching job.
Chicago beat Dallas 27-20, sending the Cowboys to an 0-2 start and a season where former offensive coordinator Jason Garrett finished the year as head coach.
This season is different.
Dallas is 2-1, Barber is no longer a Cowboy or a Bear and Wade Phillips works for a different team in Texas.
Against Tampa Bay, I believed that Dallas would exploit the Bucs' inability to cover the pass. Before kickoff, Tampa allowed 400 passing yards per game. Once the game was over, the Bucs allowed just under 300 yards through the air and no passing touchdowns.
The Bears are a little different, but whatever weaknesses they have, I'm not sure Dallas can truly exploit them.
Which leads me to wonder about the Cowboys' strengths and weaknesses this season and if they can eventually overcome their imperfections.
Here is a listing of the team's strengths and weaknesses.