The Dallas Cowboys went into San Diego and did something they hadn’t done in nearly 30 years; lost.
From the get go the Cowboys looked lost on offense as Tony Romo began the day 0-3 after a couple of dropped passes and it didn’t get better from there. Well, let me retract that, it did get better; the Cowboys got out to a decent 21-13 lead at halftime, following a pick-six by middle linebacker Sean Lee. In the second half, however, it was all San Diego Chargers.
The Chargers executed their game plan and brought the Cowboys and their fans back to reality. Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, who seems to have resurrected his career, picked the Cowboys secondary apart completing 35-of-42 passing attempts for 401 yards and three touchdowns.
The Cowboys simply couldn’t get pressure on Rivers in the second half, and it burned them in a big way, but the Cowboys’ struggles weren’t just on defense. On offense, the Cowboys are pretty pathetic and can’t seem to sustain drives; they are consistently inconsistent.
If you would have told me before the game that the NFL’s worst defense against the pass, and one of the worst against the run, was going to hold Romo and the Cowboys offense to 318 total yards, I may have called you crazy. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what happened.
In watching the Cowboys play, I can’t help but to think that Romo still isn’t 100 percent following that Week 1 rib injury, as evident by his yards per pass average, or maybe he’s just being too careful with the football… I mean, isn’t that what you, the Cowboys fans wanted?