There are only so many ways I can state the same thing over and over again. One week we play well, the next week we look like a team that has no reason being on a professional football field. This Sunday night we saw the Cowboys play like the latter. Our defense struggled in this game but our offense looked atrocious. Overall it will be tough to find some good things but easy to find bad things in the Cowboys performance.
Let’s take a look at some of the good and bad from the game:
- The fact that Prescott is looking worse and worse has me very concerned. Dak Prescott looked horrible. He didn’t look like a starting quarterback. I’ve noticed that Dak looks timid, scared, and uncomfortable in the pocket. This is leading to horrible passes with him not stepping up and not reading through his progressions. More to come on this soon.
- Dallas wasn’t able to move the ball effectively late in the game. The biggest bad in this was the 4th down call in overtime. For what it’s worth, Garrett and co. would’ve received a pass from me if they went for it here.
- Why did Dallas try running up the middle? This Cowboys team needs to try and run on the outside with sweeps and tosses. The interior line is an issue. This could be leading to Prescott’s erratic passing. This is also a cause for concern in the running game.
- Our corners didn’t look so solid against a top 10 receiver. I’m not calling out Byron Jones as he wasn’t the only one. But we didn’t look too good against a mobile quarterback and true receivers.
- We look to have kept the right kicker as Brett Maher proved once again that he is ready for the big stage.
- The Cowboys did run some trickery and also some unique plays, but they all went out the window in the second half. This team is only prepared to play one half or a quarter of football every week.
- Dallas was able to force a turnover and picked off Watson. Xavier Woods is playing with some swagger and it showed Sunday night. He was the man who came up with the interception.
- Swaim looked good for a second week in a row.
One week the coaches are all basically on the line and the next week we get a decent performance. Why is there no consistency? What is going on with Prescott? How long can Elliott do this? Dallas has more questions than these and overall more questions than answers. What I do know is that 200 yards passing from Prescott and 54 rushing yards from Elliott equal a losing recipe. Also 7 targets to your running back making him the leading reception getter is also ingredients to a losing recipe. With this up and down year the Cowboys are lucky the NFC East stinks right now. Next up is a tough Jaguars team.