What do I say? The Dallas Cowboys head into the confines of Lambeau and didn't show up.
I guess not showing up is harsh but the Cowboys did what they had to do to give this game away to the home Green Bay Packers
Final score was 17-7 for the Green Bay Packers. The Cowboys were hoping to take a nice strangle hold of first place in the NFC East but instead are keeping everything really close in the NFC East. The Philadelphia Eagles lost and the New York Giants had their bye week.
So back to yesterday’s game. Fumbles, interceptions, bad timing, bad timing on penalties, challenged plays not being able to be challenged, the list is endless in how the Cowboys managed to lose yesterday and almost get shut-out for the first time in years.
The Cowboys did move the ball but couldn't put points on the board but as noted above and don’t want to torture Dallas Nation but everything that could go wrong did and outside of the late TD to wide receiver Roy Williams the Cowboys over-looked this game. Kicker Nick Folk missed a field goal and the bad timing of Dallas penalties and fumbles gave this game to the Packers. Red zone, Cowboys were in it but not for long on this bad Sunday for the Cowboys.
The Cowboys could not run the ball (61 yards rushing). Time of possession was also on the side of the Packers, 35:58 to Dallas 24:02. The Dallas defense did generate 4 sacks but the offensive line gave up 5 sacks to the Packer ‘D’ line.
Dallas left Green Bay with a list of injuries as starting right tackle Marc Colombo left the game with a broken left fibula, corner back Mike Jenkins, safety Ken Hamlin, corner back Alan Ball.
Back to some basics for the Cowboys as Washington visits Dallas for this Sunday and let’s hope this bad timing trend does not continue as the Redskins came away with a home win yesterday against the Denver Broncos. (might have to see what the Washington blogger has to say about that victory)
I can only sum up yesterday’s game as too little too late….
comment, questions, concerns as always are encouraged, someone has to have something to say….
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Written by Glenn Stants