If someone told you before the game that Dak Prescott would throw for over 500 passing yards and four touchdowns against the Cleveland Browns would you have guessed the Dallas Cowboys won or lost? I don't know about you, but I would have guessed a victory. Sadly, the Browns thoroughly trounced the Cowboys yesterday 49-38 instead.
I really don't know what to say about the way the Dallas Cowboys are playing this season. It's simply a disgrace and we can point fingers at anyone, from top to bottom, and play the blame game till the cows come home. If not for a bit of good luck, the Cowboys should be winless through four weeks of the 2020 season.
Win or lose though, I have a job to do and as always after a game I try to identify what I believe to be The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly for the Dallas Cowboys. With everything that took place yesterday against the Cleveland Browns that's probably easier said than done. However, I'll give it my best shot anyway. Here we go…
I really hate to give the Dallas Cowboys any praise with the way they played Sunday afternoon against the Cleveland Browns, but for me the good yesterday goes to CeeDee Lamb. The Cowboys rookie WR didn't lead the team in receptions or yards, but he did account for 79 yards receiving and 2 touchdowns yesterday. He also had an impressive 27 yard punt return. No. 88 continues to impress despite the Cowboys self sabotaging ways.
Is it too obvious to go with the Dallas Cowboys defense here? I don't think so, that's why I believe they are the bad from this Week 4 matchup with the Cleveland Browns. I really don't know what Mike Nolan's game plan was for the Browns offense, but it was a disaster. They had no answer for the running game and allowed Odell Beckham Jr to run wild all over the field. This might very well be the worst defensive play I've seen in the NFL in my lifetime. Sadly, I don't know if it will get better.
This game was pretty terrible from start to finish, but for me the ugly in Week 4 was the coaching. From Mike Nolan's defensive game plan to the decision to start Terence Steele at right tackle, this loss falls just as much on the coaching staff as it does the players. It's almost as if they're not really trying. Penalties, turnovers, self sabotaging, and poor play continues yet nothing is being done about it. Maybe Mike McCarthy and his coaching staff isn't the upgrade we were hoping for after all.