Offenses were generally bad yesterday. Are defenses all of a sudden that good? No. It is just that because training camp and pre-season are so long and because teams are afraid of potential injuries as well as actual injuries, the pre-season now impacts the regular season.
Was Eli awful last night? Yes. Was his line bad? Definitely. Was his timing off? YUP. But instead of just saying he was bad and Dallas played well, it has more to do with the offseason and lack of time working with his players.
I do not like pre-season games but because there is so much fear of injuries (OBJ) its a catch 22 on how to prepare for the season.
I think the O will be better after some reps. How good? Not very. Scheme is bland as many point out.