Despite Dramatic Comeback, There Are Still Major Issues in Dallas


Wow! I still can't believe what I saw.

The Cowboys were down 15 with less than 8 minutes to go. The defense couldn't stop the Falcons, the play-calling continues to be baffling, and they couldn't hang on to the ball as they lost 3 fumbles.

Yet somehow, the Cowboys are the ones that came away with the W thanks to Greg Zuerlein.

A lot of history made as Dak Prescott became the first quarterback in NFL history to throw for 400 yards and rush for 3 touchdowns in the same game and the Falcons became the first team since 1933 to score at least 39 points, not have any turnovers, and lose the game.

Despite the dramatic comeback, there are still major concerns surrounding the Cowboys.

  • The defense was shredded for the second consecutive week. While the 3 fumbles on offense didn't help, the Falcons were able move the ball at will. Matt Ryan was able to stand in the pocket all day long and connect with his receivers and Russell Gage dropped a perfectly thrown ball to Julio Jones in the end zone and had Jones not dropped the sure touchdown, we would probably be talking about an 0-2 Cowboys team.
  • Play-calling continues to be conservative and questionable. Mike McCarthy had said that he wanted to be more aggressive but the fake punts were very terrible. The fake punts were not fooling anybody and the 2-point conversion call was awful. Then you have Dak Prescott running QB draws down two scores and 6 minutes to go that makes absolutely no sense. On top of all that, the last couple of drives featured dinks and dunks that ate up a lot of time.

This team should be 0-2 right now had it not been for a Julio Jones drop in the end zone and the Falcons onside kick blunder. How Dan Quinn still has a job is beyond me but here we are.

It's great to come away with a win but it wasn't pretty and there should be a lot of concern in Big D.

Up next for the Cowboys is a trip to Seattle to take on Russell Wilson and the Seahawks. If they want to leave the Pacific Northwest with a win, they'll HAVE to play better than what they've showed the first two weeks of the season.

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