Following the Dallas Cowboys disappointing performance against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 10, here are seven players whose stock we believe is plummeting in Big D.
If you are a Dallas Cowboys fan, Sunday’s loss at the hands of the Atlanta Falcons was particularly hard to watch. They told us they’d be able to run the ball without Ezekiel Elliott in the backfield. They told us they would be able to protect quarterback Dak Prescott without Tyron Smith along the offensive line. They told us this was a winnable game. They were wrong.
With the defeat, the 5-4 Cowboys not only fell yet another game behind the NFC East leading 8-1 Philadelphia Eagles, who likely enjoyed watching Dallas drop further down the standings while on their bye week, but America’s Team appears to be in total disarray.
The Cowboys lack of depth is disturbing. How much they struggled to keep a mobile quarterback like Prescott upright is disturbing. The fact Dallas couldn’t run the ball effectively until the third quarter is disturbing. Their wide receivers inability to get open was … well, nothing new. But it certainly contributed to their offensive woes.
The Cowboys poor performance in Atlanta was even worse than the 42-17 beating they received in Week Two against the Denver Broncos. Why? Because this was Week Ten. And Dallas should have cemented their identity by this point. But Elliott’s absence and several key injuries have flipped this franchise on it’s head. And if Sunday was any indication, fans will not have much to look forward to in the coming weeks.
Admittedly, the Cowboys still have a puncher’s chance of making the playoffs. But a lot of things have to suddenly go right for Dallas. The first step in solving any problem is recognizing there is one. And in the case of the Cowboys, there are several. In this post, we’ll talk about the players.
In the following pages, we’ll attempt to discern which Dallas Cowboys player’s stock has dropped the most following the team’s disappointing outing against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 10.