Sept 16, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) calls a play at the line of scrimmage against the Seattle Seahawks during the first quarter at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-US PRESSWIRE

Can The Dallas Cowboys Bounce Back?


The Dallas Cowboys fell horribly to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. It only took 4 seconds to be ran off the clock before the game slowly gave Seattle all the momentum. Felix Jones fumbled the opening kick off which quickly led to a Seattle field goal. Giving up three points wasn’t too bad considering that the ‘Boys turned it over just past the 20 yard line. The Cowboys went 3 and out quickly and then had the punt blocked and returned for a touchdown. With only a few minutes off the clock, Dallas was down 10-0.

The Cowboys didn’t have any stars shining Sunday afternoon. DeMarco Murray was the only player on the team that didn’t lose himself but with a quick 10 points to catch up, the running back was not the position to get the game back. Quarterback Tony Romo wasn’t completely horrible but wasn’t great either. He had one pass that should have been intercepted but the one that did was not completely his fault.

It seemed to me that tight end Jason Witten slowed on his route and wasn’t in front of the defender as he should been. Witten wasn’t himself at all on Sunday. He had several dropped passes and one that could have been a touchdown. Wideout Dez Bryant had some drops as well. He had a fumble that could have been real bad on his part if tackle Doug Free wasn’t there to recover.

I wasn’t to pleased with receiver Miles Austin either. One thing I have always like about Austin was his ability to always head down field while Romo scrambles. He usually never lets up and is there for Romo when he needs to throw it deep. Austin let off on a few plays and was over thrown due to his abnormal lack of hustle.

At the end of the first half, being down 13-7, the Cowboys still looked like favorites. But the second half was a different team. The yards that this unit gave up on the ground in the second half was ridiculous. Although the defense was really only responsible for 17 points, the unit didn’t play as well as we all know they can. If the adjustments aren’t made soon then the Cowboys will have a no chance of stopping QB’s that like to scramble like Vick, Griffin, and Newton.

This is only week two and none of the teams have truly found there identity yet, but the Cowboys looked like they weren’t even looking. Every player is due at least one bad game every year. Maybe its good that most of the players had it on the same day. If Dallas can have a stylish win over Tampa Bay next week and show it was truly just a bad day all around in Seattle, then hopefully the fans all around the country can get there hopes back up for a contending team…and the Dallas Cowboys can bounce back.

Tags: Dallas Cowboys Jason Witten Miles Austin Tony Romo

  • http://twitter.com/Dboyz62 David Perez

    We need a win against the Bucs.