3. This Team Needs to Play All Four Quarters
The Cowboys seem to have a habit of not showing up for all four quarters of football. It’s great that they have found a way to make second-half adjustments, but there’s no reason this team shouldn’t start every single game as strong as they started Week 8 against Chicago.
As mentioned earlier, the start of the first quarter was absolutely terrible and the team wasn’t able to get points on the board until the second and third quarters.
So, after they were able to get 28 points on the board, did they keep their foot on the gas pedal? No. The Cowboys reverted to getting penalties and blowing a lead in 15 minutes of football.
How are people supposed to consider Dallas contenders if they can’t beat struggling teams up 14 in the fourth quarter? This team had no business going to overtime in the first place. After turning on the jets and scoring 21 unanswered points, they just gave all the momentum to the Packers.
If this team wants to compete they need to play from start to finish. Good teams will take advantage of the lulls.