The Dallas Cowboys should get back on track in Week 2 vs. Atlanta
Week 1 was a week to forget for the Dallas Cowboys. After an offseason full of discussion about how much the team was going to change following the 10-year reign of former head coach Jason Garrett, they came out and looked like the same team they have been for years.
They allowed the Los Angeles Rams to march right down the field on the opening drive and then they failed to get much of anything at all going until the second quarter. They did find a way to take the lead into the half, going up 14-13, but then allowed the Rams to score on their first drive of the third quarter — which proved to be enough for them to defeat Dallas 20-17.
There was a questionable call late that really cemented the loss as Dak Prescott hit Michael Gallup on a deep pass that set them up for the tying field goal, or possible go-ahead touchdown. However, that pass was waved off as refs said Gallup was guilty of pass interference, but on replay, it sure seemed as though Jalen Ramsey had a LeBron James-style flop that drew the flag.
Whether or not you agree with the flag, the fact is, the Cowboys put themselves in a terrible spot by making that one play so critical. And for anyone who followed them all throughout the Garrett era, it was an all-too-familiar feeling.
Of course, it’s also not the end of the world. Three of the four NFC East teams lost on Sunday, meaning the Cowboys are in good company in what should remain a tough division. Still, they need to start getting some wins and it’s important to win against other potential NFC playoff teams, just in case they don’t win the East and need a Wild Card spot.
The loss to L.A. could hurt in that department but they can get some revenge this weekend when they take on the Atlanta Falcons in their home debut. Here we look ahead to that game and make five bold predictions for the Dallas Cowboys in Week 2.