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Cowboys not planning major changes on offense

The Dallas Cowboys have the fewest points to start a season since 1990, but coach Jason Garrett will not make significant changes in personnel or in the playcalling operation with offensive coordinator Scott Linehan.

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Jason Garrett said defensive lineman Tyrone Crawford (elbow) and safety Jeff Heath (ankle) appeared to come out of Sunday's game OK and the coach is hopeful both will be able to practice this week. Garrett said Sean Lee will be day to day with a hamstring injury, however, a source indicated he could miss a couple of games.

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Jason Garrett will not make significant changes in offensive personnel or in the playcalling operation with Scott Linehan, despite the struggles of a Cowboys offense that has scored 41 points in the first three games, the fewest in team history since 1990. “I think it would be false for me to say this is about play calling,” Garrett said. “This is about everything we're doing offensively we have to do better. We have to coach better. We have to play better. We have to run it better. We have to throw it better. We have to protect better. We have to do all the things good offenses do and we have to do all of those things better.”

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Randy Gregory's unnecessary roughness penalty at the end of the first half turned what could have been a 62-yard field goal attempt by Sebastian Janikowski into a 47-yarder the veteran kicker made to give Seattle a 17-3 lead. Gregory slapped a Seahawks lineman in the face, bringing the penalty. “You have to keep your poise regardless of what anybody did to you, said to you,” coach Jason Garrett said. “You cannot respond like that. Typically what the officials see is the second thing and obviously that drew the flag. That was a poor play for us prior to the half.”

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Owner and general manager Jerry Jones was not pleased Tyrone Crawford was penalized for roughing the passer on Seattle's third play from scrimmage. “That was not roughing the passer under the existing rules,” Jones said, however, referee Carl Cheffers determined Crawford landed with his body weight on top of Russell Wilson. Crawford knows he will be fined. “I'm going to get the letter,” he said. “No one wants to get hit with something like that. We've got families we've got to take care of. That money can go to them. Instead (the league is) trying to get us on petty stuff. It is what it is.”

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Zeke: My 'poor perfomance' cost Cowboys game

Ezekiel Elliott, who finished with 127 yards on 16 carries and whose 7.9 yards per rush were the second-best of his career, nevertheless took the onus for a loss to the Seahawks. "I got to do a better job of taking care of the ball," he said.

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Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones was not pleased with this team's 24-13 loss to Seattle but he was trying to see a bigger picture with 13 games remaining after the game. “I'm frustrated like everybody else is that we didn't play well enough to win the game,” Jones said. “As far as looking at this as something that this is what this team is going to be, I'm talking execution-wise, I'm talking won-loss wise, I don't see that at all.”

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In their last three games against the Seahawks, dating back to 2015, the Cowboys have scored one touchdown in 32 possessions. They have lost all three, including 24-13 Sunday. They have scored 10 field goals.

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Earl Thomas with his second interception of the day of Dak Prescott puts this game to rest with 3:09 to play. Thomas took a bow toward the Cowboys' sideline and was called for taunting. Last December, he told the Cowboys to come get him. On Sunday, he said go home without a win.