The Dallas Cowboys officially fell to 1-2 after an abysmal showing in Seattle. The offense only produced one touchdown which came in the fourth quarter, and the defense simply couldn’t win the game by themselves.
This is actually the first time under Jason Garrett that the Cowboys are 1-2. They have Detroit next week, but right now they have a lot of issues to fix on their own squad.
Not much changed for the Cowboys in the opening quarter of the second half. They stopped the Seahawks right away and did manage to gel a little offensively, but they were only able to squeeze three points out of it.
Late in the quarter Seattle fumbled and opportunity was laying on the ground, but sometimes the ball just doesn’t bounce your way. A Brett Maher field goal was the only action the scoreboard saw.
The Cowboys offense has looked lethargic through one half of play. They were able to squeak out a field goal, but it burned considering it should have been a touchdown.
Dak Prescott did a great job scrambling to find Ezekiel Elliott near the sidelines and he proceeded to make it all the way into the endzone. Unfortunately Zeke had stepped out of bounds prior to catching the ball, an egregious mental mistake. That was the three points.
Seattle woke up a bit in the second half and started scoring touchdowns. Russell Wilson came alive and helped guide them to two touchdowns, and that would have been it had Randy Gregory not committed a costly penalty to put the Seahawks in more attractive field goal range at the end of the half. He wasn’t interested in talking to Jason Garrett about it.
Looked an awful lot like Randy Gregory blew off Jason Garrett as he walked to the sideline after that penalty. You can see Garrett saying what looks like Randy’s name. pic.twitter.com/l3PrN2Tztz— RJ Ochoa (@rjochoa) September 23, 2018
After one things remain how they started as far as the scoreboard is concerned. The Cowboys and Seahawks have both punted a few times, and there have been plenty of penalties to go around... including this horrible one on Tyrone Crawford.
Everything is stupid pic.twitter.com/JrCcfe5YR3— Blogging The Boys (@BloggingTheBoys) September 23, 2018
Also worthy of a sad face was when Dak Prescott threw an interception. To be fair the ball was tipped, but it was a lot of salt in wound because Earl Thomas was the one who hauled it in.
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The Dallas Cowboys head to Seattle to take on the Seahawks in an NFC clash on Sunday afternoon. The Cowboys are currently 1-1, and this is an important game to move them to a winning record and start making a serious push towards the playoffs. Seattle is struggling at 0-2 but they will be desperate for a win, and they still have Russell Wilson.
The Cowboys defense has been the star so far in the early part of the season, only giving up 14.5 points per game and compiling nine sacks. They are getting quality play at all three levels (defensive line, linebacker, secondary) but will be tasked with containing the always-dangerous Russell Wilson. Any break down in discipline can lead to a big play when Wilson has the ball.
The Cowboys offense showed signs of life in the win over the Giants, but they still have a ways to go. They would love to get Ezekiel Elliott unleashed and have him post a 100+ yards day. Dak Prescott looked more comfortable and decisive last week, but still hasn't broken 200 yards passing on the season. It’s important he starts providing balance to the offense, The good news is he’s using his legs more and he’s taking care of the ball and not turning it over.
What You Need To Know
Date: September 23rd, 2018
Game time: 4:25 PM EST
Location: Century Link Filed, Seattle, WA
TV channel: FOX
Announcers: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews (Field reporter)
Coverage Map: 506 Sports
Cowboys record: (1-1)
Seahawks record: (0-2)
Prediction: Dallas 24 - Seattle 16
Enemy blog: Field Gulls
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