The Dallas Cowboys dropped to 1 and 2 on the season after losing to the Seahawks 24-13. There’s plenty of blame to go around but the offense has yet to show they can consistently move the ball and score enough points to win games.
Where to start with this offense? Quarterback Dak Prescott struggled throughout the game missing throws and not looking in sync with his receivers. After only 168 yards on 34 pass attempts, fans are wondering who can make some plays in the Dallas passing game.
In Prescott’s defense, the offensive line didn’t do him many favors, as Dak faced constant pressure. Even Tyron Smith got the business from the Seahawks on Sunday. Prescott was knocked down eight times, with 12 total hits on the quarterback for a total of five sacks.
Ezekiel Elliott was having a nice game but also had a couple he wishes he could have back. He ended with 127 yards on 16 carries. That’s good for 7.9 a pop. Therein lies the problem though is only 16 carries. With the offense struggling in the passing game you have to scratch your head at the Cowboys playcalling. Zeke hasn’t had a 20 carry game yet.
Elliott can take some of the blame as well though. He had a costly fumble after a nice run with the offense driving in a game where they would struggle to score. Zeke also had a receiving touchdown called back because he stepped out of bounds prior to catching the pass.
The defense played pretty well but it looks like the injury bug has bitten Sean Lee again. Lee entered the game with a bad hamstring and he reinjured it during the game. On the bright side of things, rookie Leighton Vander Esch stepped in and he looks like a player as he finished the game with 9 tackles. This might be the beginning of the passing of the torch at linebacker for the Cowboys.
The Cowboys didn’t look sharp in this one, and there’s not much hope for the passing offense the way things have looked through three weeks. This was essentially over when Dak through an interception to Earl Thomas with the Cowboys driving late in the 4th quarter. Yea, that Earl Thomas.
This was a winnable game but the Cowboys are going to have to figure out their passing offense. Zeke needs to get more carries as he looks like the only playmaker the team can rely on to move the ball. The Cowboys get a home game against the Lions next week, and if Zeke gets the workload he should, the Cowboys could limp their way to 2-2.
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