Cowboys’ defense is peaking, but the offense is still seeking

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Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) dives into the endzone for a touchdown against the New York Giants in the first half at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021, in East Rutherford.Nyg Vs Dal /

Dak Prescott isn’t the only person to blame for Cowboys’ offensive struggles

As much as people are pointing the finger at Prescott, there are many people on this offense who aren’t performing as well as they should be. Lamb wasn’t accurate with his timing and dropped several passes. Lamb was a third of a finger away from a catch on one of Prescott’s best throws of the day. The quarterback had perfectly placed a pass between two defenders to hit Lamb in perfect stride, and the receiver outright dropped it.

Offensive success is multi-faceted and up to everyone: players and coaches. The offensive line has to continue to give their quarterback time. The receivers and backs have to produce far more. And, of course, Prescott has to step up and find those big or essential plays for this offense.

On another note, Ezekiel Elliott looked (relatively) spry against the Giants. And, so did Tony Pollard. The run game wasn’t as explosive as it can be, but it was much improved from Week 14. The line also wasn’t awful, which was a good sign, especially without Tyron Smith.

If everyone can work together and do their part, this offense can get back to being a potential postseason run-worthy unit. For now, the Week 15 win once again showed that the defense is peaking and the offense is still seeking answers. The defense has allowed this team to win games. The offense needs to join the party, too.

They’ll find it though. All the signs and tools are there. They just have to execute. Practice ahead of the Week 16 matchup vs WFT will be key.