1. The Penalties Continue
The Cowboys have become more synonymous with penalties than anything else lately, and it’s downright embarrassing.
On Sunday, Dallas racked up nine accepted penalties which lost them 83 yards. The team only drew more flags in Weeks 1 and 6, the only other two games they have lost this season.
The frustrating part is that most of these penalties are disciplinary. For example, an unnecessary roughness on Peyton Hendershot on a punt return forced Dallas to start from their own five-yard line.
No penalty comes at an opportune time, but they all seemed to be at the worst moment possible, especially in overtime.
The Cowboys were lucky to win the toss and get the ball but just continually shot themselves in the foot. On 2nd and 3 from the Green Bay 46, Pollard had a great rush for what should’ve moved the chains.
Instead of a first down, rookie Jalen Tolbert was called for an “offensive offsides,” which is the first time many had heard that in their lives. The mistake for the rookie negated the rush and cost the team five yards.
Prescott was able to overcome that one. But not for long. On a later 2nd and 10, rookie Malik Davis had a beautiful 16-yard drive to take the Cowboys to the Packers’ 26. Nope. Holding on Connor McGovern.
Every big play seemed to be marred by a penalty. If the discipline doesn’t get under control, the Cowboys will once again lead the league in penalties — a category you don’t want to be at the top of.