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KC 19, DAL 9: Cowboys Outgunned & Outplayed in Road Loss

November is starting to become a bad month at the office for the . Two weeks after their blowout loss to the , Dallas fell flat again in a 19-9 road loss to the .

Dallas' couldn't find any rhythm, thanks in large part to missing WR and OT . The Cowboys found out on Friday that Cooper would be out due to and then, in a surprise, Smith wound up not playing today after reports all week that he would return.

To make matters worse, missed the second half with a concussion. This could be a huge issue for the Cowboys with a short turnaround to Thursday's game against the .

The absences of these star players showed. was sacked five times and had three turnovers as pass protection was rarely on his side. Dropped passes by and , seeing increased reps, didn't help matters.

Prescott also missed some opportunities, overthrowing on an early deep ball opportunity and missing Lamb on another. He was little errant on some throws, contributing to drops, but much of that can be attributed to playing under fire all day with the poor pass blocking.

and were held to 82 combined rushing yards and Dallas fell behind early. Elliott only had 32 yards on nine carries but did produce as a receiver with six catches for 36 yards.

At the very least, the Cowboys can feel that they did their part. After giving up nine points early on the Chiefs' first two drives, Dallas held them to just 10 the rest of the way and gave the offense plenty of chances to get back in the game.

had two and showed up several times on other plays in a huge performance on the national stage. had an interception that he returned 34 yards to start the second half. also added a sack.

, making his return after a one-week absence due to COVID, went 3/3 on field goal attempts and hit them down the middle each time.

This game was always going to be a tough one on the schedule and especially with the Chiefs finding their contender's swagger again last week. On the road and short some key talent, Dallas was going to have to play near-perfectly to win and came well short of that.

Now they have just four days to figure something out before hosting the Raiders on Thanksgiving Day.

Jess Haynie
Jess Haynie
Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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