Dallas Cowboys lose again: Same story, different day

Marquise Brown, Baltimore Ravens (Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports)
Marquise Brown, Baltimore Ravens (Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports) /

Dallas Cowboys turn in another abysmal performance against the Ravens

The Dallas Cowboys lost to the Baltimore Ravens 34-17. The Ravens absolutely steamrolled Dallas in a rare edition of Tuesday Night Football. The Cowboys fell to 3-9 on the season after the loss and currently occupy the bottom of the dreadful NFC East.

The Ravens physically dominated America’s Team and finished the game with nearly 300 yards on the ground. Baltimore’s quarterback Lamar Jackson played a significant role in the teams’ ground attack and finished the matchup with 94 rushing yards, including a backbreaking 37-yard rushing touchdown late in the first quarter.

The Cowboys also suffered from several missed opportunities throughout the matchup. The teams’ kicker Greg Zuerlein, who came into the night with three missed kicks on the entire season, managed to miss three field goals that severely inhibited the teams’ momentum at several crucial points.

Meanwhile, the organization also struggled offensively for much of the night as well. Quarterback Andy Dalton finished the game completing 31 of his 48 pass attempts for 285 yards to go along with two passing touchdowns and one interception. The Cowboys struggled to push the ball down the field and they finished the game with just one play of over 25 yards.

The teams’ running back Ezekiel Elliott had one of his better games of the season. He finished the matchup with 77 rushing yards on 18 carries against a good Baltimore defense. However, despite the organizations’ struggles on offense, it was the defense that once again cost the Cowboys any chance at winning.

Despite forcing a turnover early in the game by intercepting Jackson the defense looked unmotivated for most of the night. The team struggled to contain Jackson and got fortunate on several occasions when he missed open receivers.

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Fans of America’s Team are used to seeing their team lose this year. They are used to seeing them get steamrolled on defense. However, this time they managed to do all of that on a Tuesday. Same story, different day of the week.