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Despite victory over Dallas Cowboys, Ravens realize defense still needs work
Despite victory over Dallas Cowboys, Ravens realize defense still needs work

ARLINGTON, Texas — Before they left the visiting locker room at AT&T Stadium late Saturday night, the Ravens defense had reached a consensus in their evaluation of what had transpired over the previous three hours. The defenders believed that they had done some good things, but they also recognized that their play was nowhere near good enough. From missed tackles to blown assignments to costly penalties, the Ravens defense exited the 37-30 victory over the Dallas Cowboys with plenty to work on and yet another key injury to their secondary. Starting cornerback Jimmy Smith was knocked out of the game on the first drive with a chest contusion that left him coughing up blood. While...

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