After six consecutive wins, the Dallas Cowboys streak ended as the Denver Broncos came to town and completely demolished the Cowboys all around. From offense to defense to special teams, they just got beat. No score until the fourth quarter was inexcusable from a high-powered team that has been as hot as they were previously.
Dak Prescott returned from a calf injury after not playing for two weeks (the bye week and last week’s game against Minnesota); he was 19 of 39 for 232 yards. On the other end, Teddy Bridgewater was 19 of 28 for 249 yards and converted 8 of 15 third downs. Coach McCarthy has always been the one to go for it on 4th down at any point in the game, this time, the Cowboys went 0-4 on 4th down, not helping their case as they were trying to get on the board.
The Cowboys’ defense gave up 190 yards on the ground, making that performance the most yards given up rushing this season. Stopping the run is a critical factor in winning games in the NFL, and that didn’t happen this week. It was a humbling game that was much needed, giving the Cowboys something more to study and get better at that way; they hope not to face another disappointing game like this again.
Although they did not get the desired outcome, rookie Micah Parsons is getting better beyond everyone’s eyes week by week. He had ten total tackles and 2.5 sacks giving him 5 for the season.
Hoping to correct their mistakes, Dallas is facing off against the Atlanta Falcons at home again at 1:00 PM EST.