Dallas Cowboys Drop A Tough One In Seattle
The fingers are currently being pointed in a lot of directions in The Big D. Who's at fault for the Dallas Cowboys 1-2 start? Fingers are being pointed at Coach Jason Garrett, quarterback Dak Prescott, and especially at Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones.
Maybe the person most at fault though, is the person who scheduled two of the Cowboys' first three games on the road at two of the hardest places to play in the NFL. The first was against Cam Newton and his Panthers in Carolina, then today they had to play against the Seattle Seahawks in Seattle.
Playing tough teams on the road is part of life in the NFL, so it's not an excuse, but more of a realistic situation.
However today, the team just didn't look good. Which they didn't look good in the first two weeks either. But if we go all the way back to the top of the conversation, and who's to blame...it might be Jerry Jones.
The biggest thing that has looked bad for Dallas has been the passing game. Part of that is due to injuries and shuffling on the offensive line, which has created series issues with protection. But in addition to that, the team made a HUGE deal out of letting lifetime Cowboy Dez Bryant leave town (though he's still available on the market), without replacing him. The team had shots at high level wide receiver talent in the NFL Draft, but passed on all of them. They have made little to no effort to trade for talent, and have just hoped for the best.
Realistically, the Cowboys have plenty of winnable games on the way, including hosting the Detroit Lions, going to the Houston Texans, and playing the Redskins in Washington. The second half of the season has teams like the Titans and Colts that look winnable as well. If the Cowboys can defend their home field, and steal a couple road wins, they will be in Playoff contention, even with a 1-2 start.