Good isn't good enough for Cowboys' D

Lapses like the one on Cards' OT touchdown keep Dallas' defense from being great

Updated: December 5, 2011, 1:43 AM ET
By Todd Archer | ESPNDallas.com

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Dallas Cowboys outside linebacker Anthony Spencer thought he had a free shot at Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb. Thoughts of his second sack of the day danced in his mind.

Kolb floated back and back, leaving Spencer tantalizingly close to a big play before letting go of a pass.

"A step," Spencer said when asked how close he came.

As Spencer closed, inside linebacker Sean Lee tried to retreat, but it was too late. Cardinals running back LaRod Stephens-Howling ...

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