Cowboys Dud: Red Zone Offense
There was almost nothing that went wrong for Dallas in this one — except their play in the red zone.
Heading into this one, that was a major concern. In their win over the Giants in Week 1, they were 3-of-4 in the red zone. But then they were just 2-of-6 against the Jets in Week 2 and 1-of-5 against Arizona.
Against New England, the Cowboys moved the ball with ease in this game but when they got into the red zone, things continued to fall apart. They were inside the 20 three times and were unable to punch it in two of those times. They settled for a field goal from 23 yards as well as one from 33 yards out which had to be frustrating for Mike McCarthy.
Dallas did finally punch one in when Hunter Luepke scored from three yards out late in the fourth quarter. Just a couple of plays after KaVontae Turpin ripped off a 46-yard run, the rookie fullback powered his way in.
Even then, it took three tries to run in the short touchdown. Clearly, there's something that's not clicking for them in this area and they need to get it figured out with a tough opponent in San Francisco next up on the schedule.