Dallas Cowboys: 5 takeaways from season opening loss to Buccaneers

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Dak Prescott and Tom Brady dueled it out on Thursday night but the Dallas Cowboys came up short in a heartbreaking 31-29 loss. There are no moral victories in the NFL and this loss will sting until they take the field again next Sunday in Los Angeles.

Let’s get right into the top 5 takeaways from the season opener.

Dallas Cowboys: Dak is back

Wow, what a performance from Dak Prescott in this game. This was the first time seeing him on the field since week five of last season, and he did not miss a beat. Dak completed 42 of 58 passes for 403 yards and three touchdowns. His passer rating was 101.4. After not seeing him in the preseason Dak showed no rust and he was spectacular all night.

The Cowboys’ offense asked a lot from Dak in this game, throwing it 58 times which tied his career-high is something I doubt we see very often. Tampa has an elite rush defense which is why the game plan was to beat them through the air.

Prescott is truly one of the league’s elite quarterbacks and his performance in this game was all we needed to see. He is back and looks better than ever.