Ugly, undesirable, unacceptable – that’s what the fans say about the Cowboys’ recent 10-6 loss to the Buccaneers. All hopes are fading and it’s because the team just can’t seem to find a way to pull even just one win before Tony Romo’s much awaited comeback.
Thousands of people expected them to play better against Tampa Bay but what the audience saw was lousy play from the Cowboys which resulted in another defeat. The Cowboys are now suffering from a seven-game losing streak which is their longest since the team went 1-15 in 1989.
Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback Matt Cassel tried to be as efficient as he could throughout the game. He completed 19-of-30 passes for 186 yards with zero touchdowns and an interception. Despite the fact that it was his fourth time to lead their offense, Cassel still appears like he’s not proficient enough to steer the wheel as he failed to repeat his amazing three-touchdown performance last week. Overall, the team finished the day mustering only 216 yards of total offense under Matt Cassel’s direction.
WR Dez Bryant led the team in receptions. Bryant had five catches for 45 yards and he could have enjoyed his accomplishments if not for the costly drop late that he committed in their team’s final offensive play. The wide receiver acknowledged his mistake. As a result, the Buccaneers’ safety Bradley McDougald took advantage of the opportunity and locked a win with an interception.
Once again, the Cowboys’ defense turned out to be a big disappointment. It looks as if nothing has changed from their performance last week. The D-line was resilient during the first 3 quarters but they failed to keep it that way in the fourth quarter. Just like what the fans observed in Week 9, the defense struggled to come up with a stop at the end of the game that would have sealed a victory.
Because of these catastrophic events, critics believe it might be too late for the Cowboys to save their season. However, there are still some loyal supporters of the team who are hoping to see something good in the second half of the season with Tony Romo coming back next week.
The pressure is on for the veteran quarterback and with seven games left to improve their standing, will he be able to turn the tables? Is Romo’s return the key to their playoff chances?