After a week 1 victory over the defending Super Bowl Champion New York Giants, in which it seemed that Dallas could do no wrong, the Cowboys visited CenturyLink Field and played horrible against the Seahawks. In the week 2 matchup, the Cowboys got beat up by the Seahawks in a 27-7 loss.
The Cowboys, now 1-1, were not as physical and from the start it had the makings of a long day. Felix Jones fumbled the opening kickoff, then the Seahawks blocked a Cowboys punt and before the Cowboys could look up, they were already down 10-0. Head coach Jason Garrett was still pleased with his team at half time. Even with the fumble on the opening kickoff, a blocked punt, and an early interception, the Cowboys were able to still weather the storm and only trail 13-7 at the half.
The 2nd half though was a different story. The Seahawks were more physical in the 2nd half and it was shown in their ability to run the ball on offense and make the plays on defense to stop the Dallas offense in their tracks.
After a week 1 performance in which the Cowboys rushed for 143 yards and threw for 247 yards,Dallas was held to 49 yards rushing and 247 yards passing in week 2. On defense, Marshawn Lynch and company rushed for 182 yards and really controlled the game on the ground.
So who are the Cowboys? Are they the team that dictated the game against the Giants or are they the team that got beat up by the Seahawks?
I chalk this week 2 loss to a bad game. In a long season, a team will have one of those games where it’s simply just not their day. The Cowboys tried to weather the bad start and didn’t do a bad job of only trailing 13-7 at half. But going into Seattle is already tough as it is and with the Seahawks ability to run the ball and the Cowboys offense not getting much done, the Seahawks were able to cruise to an easy win.
The Boys’ take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this week in their home opener. Be sure to check back tomorrow for the updated injury report and the game preview for the Bucs.
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