SAN ANTONIO — The Dallas Cowboys are still in a bind after losing their season opener on a Sunday.
But they’re hoping the rest of the season is just a bump on the road to the playoffs.
The Cowboys, who have now lost five straight games, have been playing without their top receiver and have struggled with their running game and pass protection.
That has led to a lack of production on offense and has forced coach Jason Garrett to turn to his defense.
The defense has been the most productive, but there is concern the offense could struggle to stay on the field.
Garrett said the defense will have a chance to bounce back on Sunday against the Washington Redskins, who are coming off a tough loss at Dallas.
The Redskins have been outscored 45-17 in the first half in a 23-10 loss.
The Cowboys are coming into the game ranked third in the NFL with an average of 18.7 points per game.
Washington has been without quarterback Kirk Cousins since Week 7 and has been playing the same two quarterbacks.
They’ll look to make a statement in their second straight home game.
The team’s biggest win came in the season opener in the Meadowlands against the Green Bay Packers on Nov. 3.
The game was tied at 20 at the time.
The win gave the Cowboys a 10-0 record in their last 12 games against the NFC East.