The Dallas Cowboys suffered a humiliating loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday afternoon, losing in the Mile High City 42-17.
It was a rough day for the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday afternoon. Nothing seemed to go right for America’s Team, as they suffered a devastating loss to the Denver Broncos at home, 42-17.
The Cowboys failed to find consistency on both sides of the ball. Offensively, Dallas struggled to get their running game going. Last year’s NFL rushing leader, running back Ezekiel Elliott, could only muster eight rushing yards on nine carries against the Broncos’ stout defensive front seven. On the day, the entire Dallas’ offense rushed for a total of 40 yards in Denver.
Quarterback Dak Prescott didn’t fare much better through the air, recording 238 passing yards, two touchdowns and two uncharacteristic interceptions. As a rookie, Prescott threw a total of four picks all of last year, starting in 16 regular season games.
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Already down one cornerback, with Orlando Scandrick sidelined due to a hand injury, the Cowboys secondary also lost corners Chidobe Awuzie and Nolan Carroll to injuries early in this contest. That forced young players like corner Jourdan Lewis and safeties Xavier Woods and Kavon Frazier to play significant snaps against the Broncos. Lewis did record an interception in his NFL debut.
Defensively, second-year phenom Jaylon Smith led the team in total tackles with 10. Linebacker Sean Lee had eight solo tackles himself, along with one assisted. And for the second straight contest, defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence recorded 2.0 sacks in a game.
Reeling from their first loss of the season, the 1-1 Dallas Cowboys will head to Arizona next week to face the 1-1 Cardinals at home, for a primetime matchup on Monday Night Football.