Well, a wins a win, and that is exactly what the Dallas Cowboys got on Thursday Night Football. Despite the end result, the Cowboys’ offense has some serious issues that they must work out before starting an NFC east gauntlet the next three weeks.
On the other side of the ball, the defense was fantastic in this game. They recorded four interceptions of Saints quarterback Taysom Hill and gave the offense plenty of opportunities to score points.
Without further ado, here are the 3 things you need to know about the Thursday Night Football victory.
3. The Cowboys offense is sloppy
Some really good drives, some really bad drives. The Cowboys’ offense right now is struggling to consistently put points on the board. There were six 3 & outs in this game which is something that should not be happening with all the talent on the field.
I think part of the issue are the first down runs. We knew coming in that New Orleans had a good run defense, but the Cowboys still tried to stuff the ball into the line of scrimmage series after series.
Everything just seems so difficult for the offense, they have not rushed for over 100 yards in a game since Week 10. Plus, quarterback Dak Prescott does not seem comfortable in the pocket. He has made some inaccurate throws in recent weeks, and those are tough to swallow especially on third downs when they need conversions.
Also, we may need to have a conversation about offensive coordinator Kellen Moore. This lull the offense is in has something to do with the plays being called. Moore seems to be going run happy on early downs which simply is not working of late. Adjustments need to be made and I am hopeful Moore will do that before taking on the Football team.
I think having to play three games in 12 days along with the Covid-issues within the team has made it difficult to have the full group practicing together. But over the next 10 days, they need to find their early-season rhythm on offense which will be crucial for a team that is looking to be playing football deep into the playoffs.