Sluggish Cowboys Lose in Season Opener


Dak Prescott via USA Today

Jackson Kahanek, Contributor

The Dallas Cowboys opened the season Sunday night against the Tom Brady-led Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Cowboys were disappointed as they lost 19-3, the fewest points they’ve had in 2 years. The offense for the Cowboys struggled mightily moving the ball up the field and they could only convert 3 of their 15 third downs for first downs. The Cowboys’ defense wasn’t all that terrible as they forced multiple field goals; still, it seemed they couldn’t stop the Buccaneers’ run game allowing Leonard Fournette to rush for 127 yards. One of the only highlights for the Cowboys came on the defensive side with Micah Parsons who had two key sacks on Tom Brady in the first half. By far the biggest headline is Dak Prescott leaving the game late in the 4th quarter with an apparent hand injury. CBS Sports is reporting that he will be out for 6-8 weeks and will require surgery on his throwing hand. While many fans had high expectations for this year it appears the Cowboys will disappoint once again.