When it rains, it pours. Struggling to keep their season alive, The Dallas Cowboys have fallen from first to the last place in the NFC East after losing four straight games since starting the NFL Season. In the first game of the season, Dallas lost their Ace Wide Receiver Dez Bryant with a foot injury that required surgery. Even though the Cowboys won the season opener, the red flag was still being raised. In the next game with Philadelphia, QB Tony Romo goes down with a clavicle injury. The concern slowly raises as Backup Brandon Weeden steps in. Weeden managed the games only to a certain point, but it was only a matter of time before he got exposed. In the next game against the Atlanta Falcons, Dallas let the lead slip away because the Defense gave Matt Ryan too much time as he exploited the secondary. Julio Jones and Roddy White destroyed the defensive backs. Meanwhile, Weeden did not produce enough for Atlanta’s defense to take him seriously.
The next week on Sunday Night Football, Dallas loses to the New Orleans Saints in overtime as Drew Brees throws for his 400th Career Touchdown. Congratulations to Drew, but it was sad to see that it was at our expense. Following that painful loss, the Cowboys get slaughtered by the New England Patriots. No surprise here. This past Sunday, the Cowboys lose a division game to the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium to bring them down even further in the rankings.
From the outset, the Cowboys have been losing their grip on the season. Greg Hardy, Randy Gregory, and Rolando McClain have all returned, but they can only do so much on Defense. What has been weighing this team down is the Offense. The enthusiasm that Jerry Jones is known for has faded away with this slump.
Hardy is looking even more like a red flag for this club with the way that he shot down questions from reporters after the loss to the Giants.
Up next, they are facing a Seahawks team that is in a similar predicament filled with injuries and nothing else to lose.
I look forward to seeing the Cowboys turn the page in the next half of the season.
Vaughn Resper Jr.
Spark Sports Analyst