Whenever the Ravens play top teams in the NFL, their lack of playmakers or game-changers will show up and hurt them.
The Ravens went toe-to-toe with the hottest team in the league for a half Sunday, but in the end, the Dallas Cowboys had too many playmakers — Dez Bryant, Ezekiel Elliott and Jason Witten — to go along with a powerful offensive line.
The Ravens countered with receiver Steve Smith, age 37. That's not a knock on Smith who is an amazing story, but just a simple fact about the Ravens. Until they get more playmakers on offense and one in the secondary, they will continue to be on the verge of being a good team.
They might not get there soon.