Dallas Cowboys: The good and bad trends so far

  • Dallas Cowboys: The good and bad trends so far

Dallas Cowboys: The good and bad trends so far

The Cowboys could not get anything going on the ground, running for just 40 yards total and were just manhandled up front by the Broncos defensive line up front. Trevor Siemian threw a two-yard touchdown pass to Virgil Green and C.J. "He claws. He's a great leader for our team". On Sunday they got a good look at how they might be without the sophomore back.

I think Prescott will bounce back, but what a masterful strategy by Vance Joseph. "That's what he is when we watch him play. Again, it's Week 2, but we're excited about where we're at and hopefully we can keep continuing to grow".

Cornerback Aqib Talib's 103-yard interception return marked the 10th time in his career he returned an interception for a touchdown.

Dez Bryant beat Talib for the score two plays after Maliek Collins scooped up the loose ball after Lawrence's first of two sacks.

"Obviously you give them lot of credit". Dak Prescott is a good quarterback but the key to the Cowboys winning is the running game.

"It's unacceptable how we played, how we tackled". One of the best things that we do is control the tempo of the game with our physicalness and our running game. Quarterback Dak Prescott attempted 50 passes and completed 60 percent of them, but only for 238 yards. "It's frustrating but it's Week 2. Those two plays are not indicative of the competitor he [Elliot] is, and we have to get [that] addressed". Ezekiel Elliott was stymied, held to just eight yards on nine carries.

Elliott has not yet responded to the video evidence, but after the game he blamed his ineffectiveness on the entire Dallas rushing game.

That left Anthony Brown and rookie Jourdan Lewis, who also missed almost all of training camp due to injury, as the team's only true cornerbacks.

Once the storm passed, play was resumed.

In their 42-17 loss to Denver, the Cowboys just didn't have much of an answer on either side of the ball, as the Broncos thoroughly dominated both offensively and defensively.

All-in-all, it was one of Cowboys' worst performances in recent memory. He stood with his hands on his hips after Chris Harris Jr. picked off Prescott in the third quarter.

Dallas also drove to a 56-yard field goal by Dan Bailey in the final seconds of the quarter.

The script flipped in Denver as Siemian sprayed passes to nine different receivers and found Sanders twice for touchdown passes.

The Broncos did not know who would be starting for them when they entered camp this year.

A facade to fool Cowboys fans for a week, distracting them from Dallas' depleted defense.

NOTES: Broncos DE Zach Kerr missed a second consecutive game because of a bruised knee. On paper you might say the Giants' front seven has more talent, but the combination of the Broncos' commitment against the run and the Denver crowd made it a very hard environment for the offense. Don't sugarcoat it. He quit on a play in the middle of a game that was still a game.