On paper, the Dallas Cowboys have a talented offense. In reality, it didn’t look that way.
Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott, Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, and CeeDee Lamb are all big-time names on the depth chart. However, the hype didn’t live up to the punch in a Week 1 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.
The Cowboys started the year off 0-1 with a 20-17 loss to the Rams on Sunday Night Football. New head coach Mike McCarthy and Prescott and Co. will have to make some major adjustments.
According to the team’s running back, Zeke, the Cowboys will do just that.
“We got to be better as an offensive unit. We got to convert those third downs and keep the ball moving. It’s got to be mandatory when we get to the red zone we score touchdowns,” Elliott told reporters following the game, via Jon Machota of The Athletic.
The Cowboys could have potentially won the game, but an offensive pass interference call on Michael Gallup while battling Jalen Ramsey brought the ball back and dashed the team’s hopes of a comeback.
Ramsey was in the middle of a controversial offensive pass interference call with Cowboys wideout Michael Gallup. After the game, head coach Mike McCarthy called the play an “obvious” mistake, while fans were riled up on Twitter.
Ramsey had a different tone.
When speaking to the media after the game, Ramsey said the offensive pass interference was “as clear as day.” He later said that if the referee didn’t call it, “I would have been highly upset.”
That penalty forced a 3rd-and-10 into a 3rd-and-20 with only 21 seconds left to play. Dak Prescott would throw two incompletions later as the Rams closed out the 20-17 season-opening win.
The Cowboys will play the Falcons next week to try and climb back to .500.