3 former Cowboys who faltered in Week 1 (and 1 who shined)

There were mixed results around the NFL in Week 1 for some former Cowboys.

Sep 10, 2023; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; New England Patriots running back Ezekiel Elliott (15)
Sep 10, 2023; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; New England Patriots running back Ezekiel Elliott (15) / Eric Canha-USA TODAY Sports
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Former Cowboy who struggled: Dalton Schultz

The Texans were trounced by the Ravens, but rookie QB C.J. Stroud performed well given the circumstances. He was sacked five times and under constant durress, which would lead you to believe he'd look to his tight end.

That didn't happen, as Schultz finished two 2 catches for 4 yards on five targets. That's alarming when you consider the veteran TE led the Texans with 43 routes run. It was five more than any other player, but he managed a lowly 9.5% target share, while wideout Nico Collins led the way with a 26.2% target share.

The Cowboys certainly could have used Schultz on Sunday, as Jake Ferguson dropped a pass on third down and Peyton Hendershot dropped a touchdown, but he's not keeping defensive coordinators up at night.

Brighter days are surely ahead for Schultz, but he left a lot of meat on the bone in his Texans debut given Stroud didn't have time to move the ball downfield.