Coming off their bye week, the Dallas Cowboys headed to MetLife Stadium full of optimism that they could finally bring home a sweet victory after several daunting defeats.
With a new quarterback, a new left guard and a complete crew of pass rushers, they could have presented a better performance. But to everyone’s dismay, it looked like nothing has changed despite all the changes in the lineup. Crestfallen and exhausted, the Cowboys finished Sunday’s game with a 27-20 loss to the N.Y. Giants.
As the team leader, QB Matt Cassel should have been extra careful working his position to keep their offense moving as fluidly as possible. Though he completed 17-of-27 passes for 227 yards and a touchdown, Cassel had some inconsistencies which led them to a very critical situation. The team saw him struggling as he threw three interceptions. Regardless of Cassel’s ineffectiveness, Jerry Jones remained firm that they’ll still be moving forward with Matt Cassel as their QB but he admitted that he’s not sure whether they’ll be able to win the next games after this one.
The game was such a letdown but nevertheless, the Cowboys’ receiving corps has proven that they can be flexible and strong. TE Jason Witten caught a total of six passes for 73 yards, including a 35-yard pass from Matt Cassel which resulted to a second quarter touchdown.
Wide receiver Terrance Williams also benefitted from their quarterback’s handiwork as he recorded four catches for 70 yards while his colleague, Brice Butler, caught the ball twice for 41 yards. WR Devin Street turned out to be stellar that afternoon as he made an incredible tip-toe TD grab which also happened to be his first NFL touchdown for the Cowboys.
The fans expected to see more of Christine Michael on the field since a lot of reports indicated that the running back will have a significant part in the Week 7 football clash. However, it was really surprising that he did not step into the game early which became the reason why he only carried the ball five times for 18 yards.
Joseph Randle remained the Cowboys’ RB starter but due to a back injury, he was taken to the sidelines and ended up with 24 yards on two carries. Darren McFadden was called out to take over Randle’s position and ran for 152 yards on 29 attempts.
As a result of Sunday’s game, the Cowboys are now holding a record of two wins and four losses while the New York Giants atop NFC East with four wins and three losses. That’s obviously sad to know but still, the Cowboys must continue their fight. Moving on to Week 8, the team will be going against the Seattle Seahawks who came out victorious over the San Francisco 49ers last Thursday.
What will the Cowboys do to overpower their newest opponent? Let’s all wait and see!