Dallas Cowboys Week 11 vs. Chiefs: The good, bad, and ugly
By Tyrone Starr
Dallas Cowboys vs. Kansas City Chiefs: The bad
Two weeks ago, the Cowboys came out against the Denver Broncos and were totally embarrassed at home. The offense was completely dismantled and could not do anything, save some garbage-time points and yards to make a blowout look slightly less bad.
After a bounce-back week against the Atlanta Falcons, Dallas’ offense once again decided to take a week off against an AFC opponent. The first time was written off as an aberration.
This time, there was a mixture of reasons for yet another pathetic display.
Whether it was a big-time player missing this big-time showdown due to COVID or receivers who did play dropping balls, the passing game was a mess. Of course, it did not help that star receiver CeeDee Lamb missed the entire second half due to a concussion.
It also did not help that, once again, quarterback Dak Prescott was nowhere near his accurate self. On the very first play of the game, he missed a wide-open Michael Gallup for a huge play. From there, several throws were just not in the right spots. The inaccuracy, coupled with the lack of help resulted in Prescott’s worst passer rating of the year.
At some point, fairly or not, Prescott needs to will his teammates to be better and be better himself. Quarterbacks get all the credit and take a lot of the blame.
Against teams that have made the playoffs or are currently in the playoffs as of this writing, Prescott is just 12-18. In 10 of those losses, he has thrown for less than 250 yards, and in six of them, he has failed to throw a touchdown.
This needs to improve immediately and will be the final step towards being truly elite.