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Jason Garrett tries to solve the offense

IRVING -- The Cowboys are 0-2 heading into a Sunday showdown with the 2-0 Houston Texans.

Offensive coordinator Jason Garrett said he doesn't use the word pressure when it comes to getting the Cowboys' offense out of its problems.

While ranking fourth in total offense and second in passing offense, the Cowboys are tied for the 28th best rushing attack in the league. Dallas also is tied for 26th in points per game.

The Cowboys have issues.

"We don’t use the word pressure a whole lot, we use the words prepare, approach all those kinds of things," Garrett said. "Regardless of where you are after two games in September, you need to go out and win the next game. If we’re 2-0 right now, we’re working very hard, preparing very hard on a Wednesday during the season to go win on Sunday that’s what we have to do, our players understand that and certainly our coaches understand that and you got to keep going."

Running the football seems to be an issue.

A closer look at the run game reveals the Cowboys run toward the left side more (18) than the right (eight). Dallas' eight rushes toward the right of the guard is the fewest in the NFL. You could say injuries might be the cause but Kyle Kosier (left guard) and Marc Colombo (right tackle) each missed the Week 1 game at Washington.

A trust issue with how right guard Leonard Davis plays could be a problem and the team might have more confidence going toward Doug Free's (left tackle) side.

"I don’t think we necessary want to have a tendency to run right or left," Garrett said. "It's the same running and passing you want to do both and we’re capable of doing both. We just got to keep working at it in practice and carry it into the game."