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  • Writer's pictureFagothethird Franklin

Cowboys' offense shows concerns in shocking loss to the Cardinals 28-16

The injury bugged has hit the Cowboys in a drastic way. Trevon Diggs was of for the season with a torn ACL, while Tyron Smith and Tyler Biadasz were questionable to play with different injuries they were playing through. With some tough blows for "America's team they wanted to showcase that they were indeed the team to beat in a game against the Cardinals.

In the last two games, the defense has been much of the storyline, while their offense has taken a backseat. Dak Prescott's numbers have not been off the chart, but what matters was pulling out victories. This game was a bit different, for the first time this season, The Cowboys' defense were getting exposed early on. Missed tackles and miscommunication in the secondary helped the Cardinals jumped to a 15-3 lead. Late in the second quarter, Prescott hit Rico Dowdle for the Cowboys' first touchdown of the day and cut the Cardinals lead to five, 15-10.

Let's talk about penalties that killed productive drives for Dallas. They had nine crucial penalties that halted drives. Going into the locker room, they were down 21-10 and only had 153 yards of total yards. Things got very interesting midway in the fourth quarter. Down 28-16, the Cowboys need to score a touchdown and rely on their defense to get a stop. Prescott and crew had the opportunity to score to cut the Cardinals' lead to a one possession game, however they would not get that opportunity. Prescott threw a crucial interception in the endzone to shut the door on a possible comeback. Arizona ate up the clock and went on to get a shocking victory. Prescott finished 25 out of 40 for 249 yards, 1 td, and 1 pick. Tony Pollard rushed for 122 yards with 23 carries.

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