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There is no denying the sheer talent Cam Newton possesses. He can run the ball well and can throw with the best of them.
That being said, Newton is only in his second year, and the mistakes he makes are still rookie-esque.
The big thing to watch is if and how many times Newton will turn the ball over.
Recording five interceptions through five games in 2012, Newton must have better poise, concentration and patience in the pocket.
Playing against a Cowboys secondary that features Gerald Sensabaugh and Mike Jenkins, Newton cannot turn the ball over in Panthers territory.
If that happens, there is no doubt Dallas will capitalize on the field position.
Newton is sometimes his own worst enemy. While he knows he can throw the ball far and with accuracy, he sometimes doesn't recognize coverage, which leads him to throw straight to safeties.
Newton will get better with more playing time, but against a hungry Dallas team, the margin for error is small.