Although the Denver Broncos had low expectations going into the season, they seemed like a team that would have a decent season. However, it didn’t seem like the team that could take down a potential Super Bowl contender.
The Dallas Cowboys looked like they could be a contender for the championship. But they fell to the Broncos on Sunday. Dallas lost only by two touchdowns, with the final score ending up at 30-16. However, this game felt much more lopsided that the final score will ever reveal.
Who should we blame for this mess?
Three Dallas Cowboys should be held responsible for their inability to beat the Denver Broncos.
3. Mike McCarthy
Although it is common to assign blame to any coach following a loss, Mike McCarthy deserves some of the blame. McCarthy’s loss to the Broncos should be criticized due to his questionable decisions to play fourth down four times and not convert a single one, as well as the decision to play stars who may not have been fully healthy.
2. Dan Quinn
The entire Cowboys’ defense was miserable against the Broncos. Denver isn’t a team anyone should be trying to beat, and this is especially true for a Super Bowl contender like the Cowboys.
On Sunday, Dan Quinn’s defense allowed Denver 409 yards of offense. Teddy Bridgewater was phenomenal throwing for 249 yards, a touchdown, and completing 67.8 per cent of his passes.
1. Dak Prescott
No Cowboys player had a more difficult Sunday than quarterback Dak Preston. Prescott may not be 100% healthy, as it was an unusually bad game for Dallas’ quarterback.
Prescott did throw two touchdown passes but only completed 19-of-39 passes for 223 yards and one interception. The Cowboys lost the game by a score of 62-28 in the fourth quarter. Prescott is better than the performance he displayed Sunday afternoon. We’re hoping he can show that again here soon.