January 11, 2019 at 3:48 am #2330
Cowboys put a bad performance on the field Authentic Jaylon Smith Jersey , lose to Seahawks 24-13 It is hard to know where to start in trying to sort out the Dallas Cowboys’ 24-13 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. One kind of randomly chosen factiod: A suspect Seattle O line limited the supposedly fierce Cowboys pass rush to two sacks, while their counterparts for Dallas gave up five sacks and 10 QB hits. But that is just one of many stats and events that led to the defeat for the Cowboys. Almost everyone played a part.If there is one play that pretty much encapsulates the game for the Cowboys, it came at 10:57 in the fourth quarter, when they had a drive going with at least a faint hope left of climbing back into the game. Ezekiel Elliott got the handoff and broke free for 26 yards, the longest Dallas play of the game to that point – and had the ball knocked free by Bradley McDougald, then recovered by Justin Coleman. It was hardly the only time when they wouldhave a good start to a drive only to have it sputter. And they would make a couple of solid plays on defense, only to have a bust, or a completion despite nearly perfect coverage. There has been a torrent of criticism for Scott Linehan for his game planning and play calling so far this season, but the Cowboys players dug the 17-3 halftime hole themselves. And that includes both sides of the ball. Michael Gallup had an outright drop that fell onto Earl Thomas’ foot before he secured it for an interception. Elliott had a touchdown on a nice scramble and improvisation by Dak Prescott, but it was called back because Zeke had stepped out of bounds before catching the ball, and was ineligible. And he had a pretty clear drop earlier as well. Dak was under constant pressure as the offensive line had a bad day. Prescott was sacked twice, hit five times, and there were an additional four tackles for a loss suffered by Dallas – all in the first half. Meanwhile, after a pretty solid start, the wheels started to come off for the Cowboys defense. Blown coverages led to a couple of easy drives in the second quarter for the Seahawks Youth Ezekiel Elliott Jersey , and Randy Gregory had a boneheaded penalty at the very end of that period to help set up a 47 yard Sebastian Janikowski field goal to push the lead to 14. Meanwhile, the pass rush that had been so effective in the first two games was unable to get to Russell Wilson, who was hitting quick passes to neutralize the rush and the blitzes being thrown at him.There was a contrast between those fast, decisive throws by Wilson and the sight of Prescott sitting back and failing to find an open receiver. That is one thing that may still be questionable about the playcalling, but it also may just be that Prescott is not seeing the field. It would take some study of the game video to see if there were open receivers that were just being missed, or if they were not there in the first place. Either way, the Seattle defense was putting constant pressure on Prescott, and the Cowboys were not able to take any advantage of the depleted offensive line that got shredded just six days prior and yielded six sacks to the Chicago Bears.This game certainly looked like a regression on both sides of the ball for the Cowboys. They struggled to convert third downs, while Seattle was getting a new set of downs fifty percent of the time. The long pass once again disappeared from the Dallas arsenal, and they could not muster anything over 20 yards until Elliott finally got loose for a 21 yard run in the third quarter. After his long reception sparked the team a week ago, Tavon Austin was ineffective as a receiver, especially on one third down catch where he tried to make something happen and just surrendered yardage. He did have an impact, however, with an 18 yard jet sweep and a nice little shovel pass late for the Cowboys’ only touchdown of the game.It didn’t help that the ball certainly seemed to be bouncing the Seahawks’ way all game. The two interceptions of Prescott both came off receivers’ hands and landed right in the hands of Thomas. Russell Wilson was credited with a fumble, but Rashaad Penny landed on it. Of course http://www.cowboysauthorizedshops.com/authentic-cole-beasley-jersey , that would not happen for Dallas.The only unit of the Cowboys that had a generally good game was the linebackers, and that was marred by a possible injury to Sean Lee. But before that, he had eleven sacks total, and Leighton Vander Esch and Jaylon Smith had strong games as well. But the defense could only manage a couple of sacks, and the secondary just did not look like the same group that shout down Odell Beckham, Jr.Wasted with all the problems was the first 100 yard rushing performance by Elliott, who had 127 yards on only 16 carries. That was a rare bright spot for the team.Now the Cowboys have slipped to 1-2, tied with the New York Giants and trailing both the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington. All three of their NFC East rivals won, putting Dallas in a small hole. It is only a one game deficit in the standings, but it is hard to have a lot of confidence in Dallas bouncing back after this performance. We’ve been questioning the coaching, but maybe it’s time to start wondering just how good the talent is. Dak certainly had his issues, but so did players like Tyron Smith and Zeke. If this season is not to result in another absence from the playoffs and some heads rolling at the top of the coaching staff, then something will have to change, fast. It is just not at all certain that it will, or even can. It’s been a brutal week for the Cowboys after losing to the Titans and injuries piling up. Jason Garrett addressed all things Cowboys with the press on Thursday. (All Garrett answers are paraphrased and not actual quotes).Updates on the injured players?Geoff Swaim should practice some today Dak Prescott Jersey , David Irving will not, we are hopeful Randy Gregory will, if Taco Charlton does anything it will be very limited. I don’t have any specifics on his shoulder.How about the competition at guard?It’s a good competition but yesterday’s practice wasn’t regular intensity by design since we were coming off a short week. Today’s practice should tell us more. What did you like about Adam Redmond?Redmond is versatile, a smart guy, young, he is still in developmental mode. He is serious-minded, he has showed us he can be active on game day.You lost the time of possession in the last game, how can you fix that?Have to understand all parts of team have something to do with it. They converted on third down a lot, 11 for 14, we had been pretty good in third down defense before. We also have to extend drives offensively. The number one priority is to score points but next is to extend drives which leads to points. We did okay on that in being 5 for 11 on third down in the game. Possession of the ball helps you win.This year’s team hasn’t been as good on third and 1, why? The numbers are down, we have had to go for it on fourth down on some of those and convert it. It’s a combination of things. Sometimes we don’t own the line of scrimmage, or we don’t convert a throw.How has Dak been on third down and how has he handled adversity?Again, it’s a collective thing, the other night was pretty good Authentic Travis Frederick Jersey , 5 for 11 on third down. It’s a challenging down and distance, we have to be good on first and second down too, make first downs on those downs. It’s more than just the QB.Dak handles situations well, he’s a natural leader, he has a contagious way about him that people follow, in his leadership role he is constant. You have to be careful of comparing teams, this team is different from his rookie year, he does everything that what we ask him to.How about his recent turnovers?In both games the turnovers are about decision making. Dak has been good with the ball in his career, the fumble in the Washington game, it was a long third down and where we were on the field, he has to understand the importance of taking care of football and punt if need be. Similarly the turnover at the 5-yard line in the last game, understand the situation and you don’t need to force it. Same as the one in the second half, it was a long third down, recognize the game situations. Did you want to draft Dallas Goedert in the spot you took Connor Williams? I don’t want to get into specifics of draft strategy. We did like him as a player but we felt good about drafting Connor Williams. Custom Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jerseys
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