Pittsburgh Steelers: 5 Lessons from Cowboys Loss

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Pittsburgh Steelers: 5 Lessons from Cowboys Loss
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Disgusted. Incensed. Disappointed. Aggravated.

You can pick any adjective you like, but most of them won't come close to describing the frustration and angst caused by a horrible loss to a the one team in the NFC that no Steelers fan wants to lose to.

The problems with this season's Steelers team are varied and many, and just when they seem to have solved one, like a mythical hydra, two more rear their ugly heads.

For the second week in a row, the division-leading Ravens did the Steelers a solid by losing, and for the second week in a row, the Steelers could not find a way to take advantage of the gift.

Sunday's loss makes it four in the last five games, and they have not looked good in most of them.

December is the time of year when quality football teams are winning games and making a run for the playoffs, but this team is backing up.

In fact, this whole season has been one step forward and two steps back. There have been great games against Washington, the New York Giants and in Baltimore, but there have also been terrible losses to Cleveland, Oakland, Tennessee and the last two weeks.

So, let's get the microscope out and examine yesterday's effort in Dallas.

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