3 Reasons to Remain Optimistic About the Dallas Cowboys

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ARLINGTON, TEXAS – OCTOBER 04: Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /

After a disastrous Sunday, the Dallas Cowboys are searching for answers as they suffered a 49-38 loss to the Cleveland Browns.

Dallas Cowboys fans were left scratching their heads after losing their game against the Cleveland Browns in the style they did. At the end of the third quarter, Dallas was down 41-14 with no sign of life on either side of the ball. The Browns had complete control of the game. Expect for the fourth quarter.

Dak Prescott continues to be one of the few bright spots to the team as he continues his string of huge games with 502 passing yards with four touchdowns in the loss. Ezekiel Elliott had a flat day on the ground with only 54 rushing yards and a fumble. Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb had big days combining for 213 receiving yards and three touchdowns.

As for the Cowboys defense, not much can be said about the unit that hasn’t been said already. With Nick Chubb being out for a good portion of the game, the Browns ran for 307 yards as a team and three touchdowns. Odell Beckham Jr. stayed busy throughout the game with 81 receiving yards and 73 rushing yards with three total touchdowns. Missed tackles were the big story for the defense.

For lack of a better term, it was a mess of a game. Dallas made a game of it at the end, but key mistakes and turnovers cost them a legitimate shot at winning the game. The team drops to 1-3 on the season, but still have some good aspects of their team to be optimistic about.

There is light at the end of the tunnel for Dallas and fans shouldn’t press the panic button just yet.