Well we are back to square one after the loss this week. Dallas not only showed nothing on offense, but they showed far superior ineptitude than many would’ve thought.
Abysmal, pathetic, uninspired, lethargic, and so on. Every negative description of a poorly prepared and coached football team can be stated. Did we have some good and bad? Yep, but after week 3 we are now in a state of concern.
Let’s take a look at some of the good and bad from the game:
- The Cowboys offense stalled again and again, and again. Dallas was not able to sustain a good drive until late in the ball game. The team did some creative things but they need to have Dak run more to give this offense a chance to move the chains.
- Sean Lee injured was injured again. This time Lee didn’t come back in the game. Now I’ve personally gotten to the point that this team will need to learn how to live life after Sean. Just as they are doing with life after several key players this season, I believe this year will also include Lee. The difference? Lee will be a part of the team moving forward.
- Prescott cannot throw under pressure. I stated this as a concern for last week and it is still valid. Pressure was high in Seattle and Prescott did slightly better. I don’t think they understand that this is a complete different team. These guys have to run for their lives. I don’t know if it is just me, but I’m sensing arrogance in how this team is approaching each week.
- Finally for the bad, the team had a very tough time establishing the run. This is another thing that continued from the previous week. Elliott was able to break free in the fourth quarter but for most of the game, eh.
- Ezekiel Elliott played well. As he has done this whole season. But he fumbled at a crucial time and that was not good. Elliott did what he could do when given the ball.
- The defense was freaking awesome again. For another week our defense was the star of the show. Everyone contributed and they actually held Seattle pretty well early forcing three and outs.
- Brett Maher might be good. His first field goal looked questionable but went through. His second looked more stable. He is no Dan Bailey but after three weeks he isn’t as bad as several kickers in the league right now.
- Byron Jones is looking sharp. Jones not only was able to match up well, but he didn’t over commit, nor did he do anything super stupid. Jones might cause some trouble for the Cowboys when it comes to free agency this off season.
I wish there was more to build on but this was pretty pathetic by the Cowboys. The quality of football being played is highly below average. We finally have a big cause for concern all around. Prescott doesn’t look like he worked on anything in the off season and his digressed. Elliott seems to be slower than previous seasons, and is turning into a one dimensional player. The defense needs to find an identity post Lee. Finally, someone needs to sit down with Jason Garrett and show him what a modern NFL playbook looks like. This isn’t the 90’s man……