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TEN 28, DAL 14: Something’s Got To Change

Any glimmer of hope that the optimistic Cowboys fan could have had for their died on national television tonight, as Dallas lost to the 28-14. The loss drops them to 3-5, and they were unable to capitalize on Washington's week 9 defeat to pick up a game in the East.

The night started about as perfect as it could have for the Cowboys , forcing two fumbles and setting their up with short fields in the first quarter. But, despite three trips, the Cowboys only scored 7 points during that opening quarter.

The game really changed when threw an egregious interception in the end zone, trying to force the ball to in double coverage. Tennessee took the interception and went right down the field to tie the game, creating a 14 point swing which Dallas never really recovered from.

To be honest, no unit was good enough tonight. The offense line started hot, but once again did not live up to their billing. Dak Prescott had arguably his worst game of the season, and it honestly feels fair to put this loss on his shoulders.

And, although they are often complimented greatly, the Cowboys defense failed them tonight. Time and time again they allowed and the Titans to convert third downs and stay on the field.

This was once again a complete organizational loss, starting with the owner and trickling down through the and each position group.

Dallas will travel to Philly to take on the 4-4 Eagles on next week, in a game which suddenly feels much less important.

Other Notes

  • As mentioned, Dak Prescott was simply not good enough tonight. He threw for 243 yards and 2 touchdowns, but he missed for an easy touchdown early in the game, fumbled the ball away in their own territory, and threw a game changing red zone interception. He has to be better, but it's fair to question if he can be.
  • On what was likely the final meaningful play of the 2018 Cowboys season, Prescott held onto the ball too long while the receivers failed to get open. He then eluded some pressure, but threw the ball out of the end zone. That's their passing offense in a nut shell right now.
  • The Titans went 11 for 14 on third down tonight. 11 for 14.
  • The Cowboys finished the game 1-4 in the red zone, despite spending their fourth overall pick on a and trading a first rounder for a wide out last week.
  • On the bright side Amari Cooper looked really good tonight, as he scored his first touchdown as a Dallas Cowboy and created consistent separation from Titans' .
  • Something has to change with this team going forward. To be honest, I think it all might have to change. The , the play caller, and the . Maybe they'll turn it around, but it's hard to see a realistic path for them to do so.
  • Don't stop reading , though. Those guys are good.
Kevin Brady
Kevin Brady
Die-hard Cowboys fan from the Northeast, so you know I am here to defend the 'boys whenever necessary. Began writing for a WordPress Cowboys Blog, and have been with ITS since 2016.

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