Good news! Prescott’s calf was fine during the Cowboys home game. Precott claimed there were no issues with the right-calf strain which kept him out last week’s game. Cooper Rush was forced into the line up. In fact, he stated that he didn’t even think about it when moving in and outside of the pocket. told reporters afterward “I’m fine.”
The bad news is that even with Prescott in full health, the Cowboys lost at home to a poor Denver Broncos team. They lost 30-16 and showed almost no fight. In the fourth quarter, all 16 points were scored by the Cowboys — two touchdown passes to Malik Turner and a passing touchdown to wide receiver Malik Turner. Prescott completed 19 out of 39 passes for 232 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception.
The Cowboys lost their record-setting streak of home games scoring at least 35 points on Sunday. Prescott was their starting quarterback and they entered the game with 8 consecutive home games of at least 35 points. This streak is the longest in NFL history . The Broncos held Cowboys scoreless up to the fourth quarter. Even then, the Cowboys garbage time touchdowns didn’t mean anything as the game was still very close.
The Cowboys’ performance was so bad that Jerry Jones, Cowboys’ owner, told reporters that the loss was unacceptable.
“I thought they had an excellent plan against Dak [Prescott]” Jones said. It was necessary for some plays to occur,” Jones stated. “Certainly it is inexplicable.” They played an excellent football match against a team we consider to be a strong football team, the Dallas Cowboys.
Broncos win the best of Prescott and Dallas Cowboys
On Sunday, the Cowboys were unable to get into the red zone. They did so twice in the fourth quarter. Both times, they scored on both attempts. They couldn’t even get to the pay dirt before that. Dallas had a terrible 290 yard total offense to match the Broncos’ 407 and only 78 rushing yards.
Turnovers on Sunday were a problem for the Cowboys. Dallas lost a punt by Nahshon Wright, who returned the punt. The Cowboys were fortunate to avoid two costly fumbles. Wide receiver Cedrick Wilson lost one, but the Cowboys were still able to keep possession of the ball after it was released.
The Broncos’ Teddy Bridgewater was efficient, completing 19 out of 28 passes for 249 yards and one touchdown. Bridgewater also scored on a running touchdown as part of a three-headed rush attack. While the quarterback had a touchdown for rushing, Javonte and Melvin Gordon, running backs, turned in impressive performances. Williams ran 17 times for 111 yards, with no touchdowns. Gordon ran 21 times for 80 yards and one touchdown.
The Cowboys lost to the Philadelphia Eagles 6-2. However, Dallas holds a comfortable lead of three games over them and three over the New York Giants by a half-game. Dallas will have time to recover from this loss before hosting Atlanta Falcons (4-4), which could provide a good rebound for the Cowboys.