The Dallas Cowboys arrived at Sunday’s game against Kansas City Chiefs with a 7-2 record. They were fresh from a win over the Atlanta Falcons. However, the Cowboys team didn’t turn up against the Chiefs. It was clear that the product on the field wasn’t as good as last week, which led to a disappointing 19-9 defeat at Arrowhead Stadium.
Cowboys quarterback Dak Preston struggled against Kansas City’s defense. He completed 28-of-43 passes, for only 216 yards. There were no touchdowns and two interceptions. Ezekiel Elliott, the running back, was second with 32 yards on nine carries. Dallas had only 276 yards of total offense and three turnovers.
Prescott and Elliott spoke out after the loss to express their gratitude and promised that the Cowboys would continue to improve as the season progresses.
Prescott stated, “This is a strong team that will continue to fight.” I promise that. “… We don’t have to worry or be discouraged about the future.”
“It’s certainly frustrating for us,” Elliott said. “We need to get out there and make more plays.”
The Cowboys are now 7-3 for the year and will be looking to bounce back on Thursday when they host the Las Vegas Raiders (5-5), in a Thanksgiving matchup at AT&T Stadium. Kickoff is set for 4:30 p.m. ET on CBS
After another Kansas City touchdown, Dak Prescott led Dallas downfield in a half that saw the Dallas Cowboys fail to gain any offensive momentum against the Chiefs. Prescott found Dalton Schultz in the middle of the field on a huge 3rd and nine play to extend the drive.
Holding was called on Terence Steele almost immediately, adding to the Cowboys frustrations. This made the 17-yard gain a third-and-19 situation. Replay revealed what happened. Steele was pushed off balance by a bull rush and grabbed his blocking assignment.
Fans were critical of Steele’s fall, and the replay showed the moment the defensive end struck Steele in the facemask.
After another Chiefs player was flagged illegally touching his face, the Cowboys were able to take the lead on the Cowboys’ next play. However, Dallas lost the momentum and was unable finish the drive with any points.