Cowboys having a Black Friday, but not quite a doomsday yet

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4)(Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports)
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4)(Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports) /
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Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium
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You can never escape though, without putting some of the blame on your highest-paid player. When they win, he gets the glory, so he must get some salt in defeat.

Dak Prescott has to come through more than he doesn’t. He didn’t have that fatal flaw on Thursday, finishing with no picks, no fumbles, and only one sack taken for a two-yard loss, he also just didn’t have that “it factor” to win the game in overtime.

You can blame it on several things, however, the quarterback is the face of it all. If you are Dak Prescott.  — and paid like you wanted to be — in control of this offense, for this franchise, at this moment, with the hopes you have for this season, and you get the ball first in the overtime period, you have to come through there.

You just have to. Listen, he was without his two best outside options — Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb — who are two of the top ten players on this team, without a doubt.

Not having Cooper and Lamb hurts and will make a major difference when they can get back, but you still have to get it done if you are Dak. Here’s the beautiful thing about it all though, there is no dominant team in the NFL.

Every favorite or contender has experienced adversity and the Cowboys are no different from them. This isn’t doomsday and if you think so, sports aren’t for you.

The Cowboys have to hope that they can bounce back — more sooner than later — as they don’t want to let some of their recent bad luck become bad habits for the rest of the year. Everyone has to be better though, which means the coaches, the quarterback, and dare it to be said… the officiating too (Looking at you Rog).

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