The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly from the Dallas Cowboys’ match-up with the Rams.
Week One did not go the Dallas Cowboys‘ way, but that doesn’t mean it was a total loss. It was very clear from the start of this game that this group needed a preseason. The run game was going early and often until it became predictable. The passing game was good but not as dynamic as was expected. The offensive line did a pretty good job but could use some improvement as well.
The defense looked out of sorts, but settled in and began to slow the Rams down. It was ugly early, but they only allowed seven points in the entire second half. There is a new defensive coordinator, new scheme, and new pieces that may take a little time to mesh together. This will have to be done during the season as there weren’t any preseason games.
Injuries are also something to expect without mini camp and a full training camp, especially soft tissue injuries like the one that cost Blake Jarwin his season.
The refs looked like they also needed a preseason as they missed a few calls, on both teams. This included a very weak offensive pass interference call against the Dallas Cowboys that killed what could have been a game-winning drive or at least a chance to tie and go to overtime.