After having over a week to prepare for the Seattle Seahawks, many fans were confident that the Dallas Cowboys were certain to beat the Seahawks in week two of the regular season. Unfortunately, the trust was shattered within the first five minutes of the game, when a damaging fumble by Felix Jones gave way to a field goal, followed by a punt block, which in turn resulted in a touchdown for Seattle. Suddenly the Cowboys were trailing the Seahawks by ten points, and as all Cowboy fans know, the day didn’t end well with the Cowboys losing by a huge margin of twenty points (27-7).
It was perceptible to see that the Cowboys struggled on offense, with only one of their offensive drives consisting of ten plays or more. Their second-rate performance was highly discouraging for a team that had a great day view against the defending super bowl champs. Although disappointing it was nothing out of the ordinary, their inconsistency since last year shows that they have not been able to carry their momentum from game to game. So to every nervous nail biting Cowboy fan there is no reason to be alarmed over this loss, it’s best to evaluate the positive opportunities the Cowboys have to succeed this season.
The upside is that it’s barely week three of the season giving the Dallas Cowboys 14 weeks to make up for their mistakes Another positive to consider is that there are a total of twenty teams that started the season 1-1, that’s the most ever in NFL history. Additionally, only six teams started the season 2-0, Cowboys are only half a game behind the Eagles because of the opening win against the New York Giants which counts as a division win. As for the Eagles leading the NFC East, that shouldn’t last long, Michael Vick and the Eagles barley squeezed by the Browns and Ravens and their offense has been struggling with turnovers thus far. Furthermore, the Giants have also been less than impressive; they have some secondary issues on defense that will continue to plague them for the remainder of the season.
As for the Cowboys they are relatively healthy, despite possibly losing Gerald Sensabaugh and Phil Costa for while, they have enough talent on both sides of the ball to continue competing in the NFC East. Overall, it’s a fact that the Cowboys offense was off this past week and that brought fans hopes down. Felix Jones’ fumble was inexcusable, and the block punt was unpredictable, but the Cowboys should recover from this loss next week with a game at home against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Buccaneers game won’t be a walk in the park for the Cowboys, but with Dallas playing at home it’ll increase the odds for a victory.