Dallas Cowboys looked like a whole different team vs. Saints
By Jack Baker
The Dallas Cowboys dropped an ugly game in New Orleans 12-10. The loss takes the Cowboys to 3-1 on the year but still remain at the top of the NFC East.
The Dallas Cowboys looked like whole different team Sunday Night in the Superdome as the dropped the first game of the season to the New Orleans Saints, 12-10.
First off, offensive coordinator Kellen Moore … what happened? The Dallas offensive playcalling looked like former OC Scott Linehan somehow got his job back. The consistent first-down runs for a little to no gain is one of the most frustrating things to watch.
What happened to the pre-snap motion? What happened to the RPO (run-pass option)? What happened to the designed runs for quarterback Dak Prescott? I was excited to see what Moore had schemed up against a legit New Orleans defense, but it is safe to say he let us down big time.
The defense looked better, but the defensive line got consistently beat, especially late in the game. Granted, running back Alvin Kamara is one of the best in the league, but no offensive should be able to dominate the Cowboys defensive line like that on a consistent basis.
Going back to the offense, the Cowboys desperately miss Michael Gallup. The ability to have a second receiver get open on a consistent basis does so much for this offense and does not let defenses just key on wideout Amari Cooper.
All in all, it was just ugly. The players got beat and the coaching staff was greatly out-coached in my opinion. To put salt into the wound, early reports are saying left tackle Tyron Smith suffered a high ankle sprain on the last drive of the game.
On the bright side, the Dallas Cowboys are 3-1 and are still atop the NFC East. The biggest game of the NFL season takes place next week as the Cowboys take host to the 3-1 Green Bay Packers. Should be a fun one.