For the folks out there, that were thinking Dak Prescott was the problem with the Cowboys, Dallas received an answer to that line of thinking on Monday night. In fairness, the problem is not just on the offensive side of the ball, it encompasses the whole team. We will examine the disaster that was Monday night football and take a brief look ahead to Washington on Sunday.
The Dallas Cowboys defense held together for a quarter, but from that point it turned into a replay of past games quickly. Arizona quarterback Kyler Murray used a mix of his arm and his legs. Murray passed for 188 yards and two touchdowns and made quick work of the Cowboys’ secondary. Christian Kirk and DeAndre Hopkins each caught two passes. Meanwhile, Hopkins racked up 73 yards off those two receptions and Kirk amassed 86 yards off two receptions.
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As tough as the Dallas pass defense is to watch, it was the run defense giving the Cowboys headaches this week. Between Kyler Murray and Kenyan Drake, the Cowboys were gashed by the run and could not find a way to contain the Cardinals. Combined Murray and Drake rushed for three touchdowns for a total of 238 yards on the ground. This kind of production led to a 38-10 defeat for the Cowboys.
Normally, playing an NFC east opponent would give Cowboys’ fans some hope for this coming week. However, the NFC east is a horrible division from top to bottom. Dallas has injuries all over the offensive line. Meanwhile, the thought of playing a talented defensive line with Washington is not something to look forward to. The Washington pass rush has the potential to give the Dallas offensive line fits this Sunday. Dallas is still in first place in the division. However, make no mistake panic is starting to set in Cowboys’ nation.