Dallas Cowboys second preseason game: The good, bad, and ugly
By Tyrone Starr
BAD – The backup offensive line
It is rare that backup players play against starters in the preseason. Talent is often times, equal, or at least it is fair.
The Dallas Cowboys backup offensive linemen have played two games against backup players from other teams and have been dominated.
Aside from the abysmal effort, this game featured way too many penalties, most of which negated plays made by other guys fighting for jobs.
Dallas has nine guys locked into roster spots. None of the guys who came in relief, except interior lineman Joe Looney has a chance to make this team. After two weeks, they likely won’t make any other team either.
BAD – The return game
When the games actually matter, receiver Tavon Austin should assume all return duties.
Still, the Cowboys like to kick the can, so to speak, and give opportunities to others to show what they can do in the return game.
Week 2 was receiver Reggie Davis‘ opportunity. To say he punted on it would be an accurate pun. For someone who has a minimal shot to make the team, muffing punts and refusing to try to return others is not a good look.
UGLY – No. 3
If the Dallas Cowboys have a backup quarterback enter a game in 2019, I am not sure either option will be able to lead the team to victory. What I am sure about is that Mike White will not have the luxury of proving me wrong.
It is clear that White is not ready for the NFL game. He may never figure it out but if he does, it won’t be in Dallas. Too many throws are late. Too many times, his nerves get the best of him.
At this point in time, Mike White is not a professional quarterback. These last two weeks will be his final ones in Dallas.