Dallas Cowboys week 7 key to success No. 2: Mental Mistakes
In 2021, the Dallas Cowboys were the most penalized team in the NFL. With an incredible 127 penalties, they were averaging 7.8 penalties a game. Those are the mistakes that can cost you games.
In 2022, the mental mistakes continue. They are averaging 7.0 per game.
Last week, DE Dante Fowler can directly be blamed for the Eagles’ first touchdown of the game on a costly mental mistake jumping outsides on 4th down.
The Cowboys’ lack of mental discipline allowed the Eagles to continue drives leading to scores. They were penalized 10 times for 72 yards in the game, including two huge unsportsmanlike conduct penalties on Trevon Diggs and Micah Parsons.
The Cowboys need to stop being their own worst enemy.
No. 3. Turnovers
For the last few weeks, Cooper Rush played mistake free football. That came to a crashing halt last week in Philadelphia as he tossed three picks that flipped the Sunday night match against the Eagles.
Cooper Rush’s watch is done. Thanks for manning the wall.
The Cowboys must play a clean game. No need to give away gifts to the Lions like it’s Black Friday deals on Amazon.
The Lions are not a complete team, but they play hard for their head coach Dan Campbell.