Now that I’ve had a few days to recover from that utterly painful game, I will dive into this post-game recap.
For those of you who were fortunate to have missed it, the Cowboys lost 38-10. That’s right, 38-10!!! I was clearly wrong in my prediction, and if it wasn’t so depressing it would be hilarious.
The Cowboys defense had a somewhat promising start. They forced the Cardinals offense to a 3 and out on their first drive, and prevented them from scoring on the next one.
Unfortunately, the Cowboys offense did not follow suit with Ezekiel Elliott having his first fumble of the night.
The offense continued to have multiple turnovers (2 fumbles& 2 interceptions), allowing the Cardinals to score 28 points from their mistakes.
Now, you could place blame on the Cowboys defense for not making stops when the offense turned over the ball. But, the offense should not be putting the defense in this situation to begin with. Especially because the Dallas Cowboys have one of the top-ranked offenses in the NFL.
So why do they keep turning the ball over? Well, self-sabotage.
Now that there is a new coaching staff, I believe the Cowboys are trying their best to escape from the 8-8 shadow of their previous coach Jason Garrett. It appears as if they are trying “too hard.”
I mean look at Ezekiel Elliott. This man is a 2x rushing champion, one of the best running backs in the NFL, and suddenly he has a fumbling problem. It just seems strange.
The Cowboys are currently tied with the Eagles for first-place of the NFC east division, so their playoff hopes are far from over. But, this season seems bleak.