Xavier Woods’ quote about the Cowboys effort on defense has created some controversy

It is a difficult thing for any of us to talk about effort that Dallas Cowboys players are giving. Sure we all watch the games, study what’s happening, and come to our own conclusions, but we obviously do not know what they are trying to do and therein lies the difficulty with this exercise.

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The Cowboys are 1-3 and there are a number of different statistics that point to just how inefficient and frankly downright embarrassing the defense has been. These are results, not effort.

In the world of professional sports, when losing persists, people are going to point out that effort is not where it needs to be and cite it as a reason for the losing that we are seeing.

Effort has been the top criticism of the Dallas Cowboys defense this week

In the days following the team’s loss to the Cleveland

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