The Dallas Cowboys now have a 6-7 record after losing on Thursday night. On the field and even on the bench, the Cowboys look like a lost team.
There are six minutes and three seconds left in the first quarter. The Dallas Cowboys just scored a touchdown on the first drive of the game. Things are looking very bright.
The Chicago Bears get the ball and march 50 yards before something rare for the Cowboys happens. Cornerback Jourdan Lewis picks off Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky and toe-drags at the one-yard line. From there, it was all lost.
The Dallas Cowboys looked completely lost on the field. After going a solid 4-6 and 41 yards on the first drive, quarterback Dak Prescott disappeared. He ended up completing two of his next seven passes in the first half.
Two “three and outs” and one missed field goal followed the amazing first drive. Yes, the offense managed only 132 yards in the first half. This is after the Cowboys were statistically the best offense in the league.
Star receiver Amari Cooper was shut down in the first half. He was held to only one reception and 15 yards. That is unbelievably underwhelming for him, although he did not look all that healthy.
Come halftime, you would figure the team would turn around. The Cowboys do have a reputation for being hot in the second half, more so the fourth quarter. The first two Cowboys’ possessions were “three and out’s” with no yards gained.
At this point, it’s 24-7 in favor of the Bears and the game is slipping away. All of a sudden, Dallas puts together a good drive, highlighted by a 21-yard pass to receiver Michael Gallup. A touchdown would end up being scored by running back Ezekiel Elliott, and there seems to be some hope.
In my head, I’m thinking “Yes! It’s 24-14! This is the moment Dallas drives back and wins it!” but then the next dive is another “three and out” with no yards gained. That is a total of five drives that the Cowboys couldn’t get one first down. It seems like it’s either a touchdown or nothing.
From there, it’s a turnover on downs, a touchdown, and then a late and desperate field goal. By this time it is far too late for Dallas to crawl back a win. A failed onside kick sealed Chicago the win.
I don’ want to hear no “they fought back hard” again because I’m sick of hearing “fought back hard” instead of “the Dallas Cowboys won.” It’s not positive if we keep losing.