A lot happens over the course of a football game. Here are some numbers from the Dallas Cowboys game you may have missed.
0 – The number of opening drive touchdowns on season. Still. Same stat, different game.
2 – Starting offensive lineman lost on the first drive.
The Cowboys offensive line has had so much bad luck this season that it would put a black cat to shame. The offense has been a problem obviously, and much of that can be attributed to the offensive line injuries probably. We all miss Tyron Smith and La’el Collins.
Now the Cowboys will miss Cam Erving and Zack Martin for multiple weeks as well. It seems like the Cowboys will have to roll with their 8th starting offensive lineman combination of the season whenever the NFL decides they will play Baltimore (tentatively scheduled for a Monday night double-header right now).
0 – Percent of touchdowns scored on Dallas’ 3 trips into the redzone.
Dallas entered the redzone against Washington 3 times this game and only came away with 9 points. One such trip was setup by Jaylon Smith’s interception and run back. Dallas had a 1st and goal from the 4-yard line, but managed to lose 6 yards on 3 plays before kicking a field goal.
On another trip, CeeDee Lamb dropped a 3rd down throw that was a sure touchdown. The ball was not knocked away from a defender, he just dropped it. The execution in the redzone, or lack thereof, is more baffling than frustrating.
Meanwhile, Washington also entered the redzone 3 times, but was able to score 17 points.