Monday Night Football started eerily similar to Week 5 for the Dallas Cowboys. The offense went three and out without gaining five yards on the game's opening drive and the LA Chargers returned the punt 25 yards to set them up with excellent field position.
Thanks to some suspect defending from Jourdan Lewis and other Cowboys defenders, the Chargers made it down to the goal line without any resistance before Justin Herbert connected with Keenan Allen for a one-yard touchdown.
It was a clever play design from old friend Kellen Moore, but Lewis couldn't be bothered to sprint with the in-motion Allen. The end result was the easiest pitch and catch you'll see and it could have been prevented if Lewis didn't give porous effort.
Watch No. 2 jog in the highlight below.
Cowboys fans rip Jourdan Lewis for awful effort on Keenan Allen touchdown.
That's inexcusable from Lewis, who is now a seventh-year veteran. Even for a young cornerback making one of his first NFL starts, though, this effort wouldn't be excused. It's common sense to sprint with your matchup when said matchup is in motion, unless the defense agrees to a switch.
For whatever reason, Lewis' mental switched off and Cowboys fans are not happy.
It's a terrible look for Lewis, and one that will hopefully serve as a wake-up call.
Luckily for Lewis, the spotlight was taken off him after the Cowboys marched down the field for a touchdown to even the score at 7-7. It's not great that we're talking about effort a week after Dallas was shellacked by the 49ers, but the team (seemingly) has responded after they were punched in the mouth early by the Bolts.
Let's see if it's here to stay.