2. How to fight after a 25-point loss
So, if we cancel out last season’s loss to the Eagles in Week 17, the Cowboys two losses combined for only four points total. Four.
Now, go ahead and plug-in the final loss and you have 18 points combined over the span of three losses.
It’ll be interesting to see how the Dallas Cowboys staff and players respond to this lopsided game moving forward.
3. Where did Ezekiel Elliott run to?
I don’t know about you, but seeing Elliott run for zero yards during most of the game concerns me.
How do the Cowboys respond later against elite defenses down the road? In the playoffs? Were the Cowboys just off that day, or are the Broncos crew that good on D?
After leading the NFL with 1,631 rushing yards last year, you’d expect number 21 to get the rock a lot more than he did.
He ran the ball only nine times. Call me crazy, but I think this was more about the play-calling than it was about Elliott.
If anything, this game was a reminder of how well the Cowboys can play if Zeke was suspended.
4. Can’t corner without corners
The concerns about the new secondary is a storyline until it isn’t one. Until the crew proves themselves, the spotlight won’t go away.
But let’s credit Jourdan Lewis with his first pick. The Cowboys might be young with fresh faces — Kavon Frazier, Byron Jones, Anthony Brown, Jeff Heath — but this was a great learning experience and hopefully, an incentive to get better.
It can’t get worse, right? Right?