By Alex Al-Kazzaz
Dak Prescott & Company waltzed into the desert, thinking they would pick up a cheap victory over an awful 0-2 Arizona Cardinals team. However, the Cowboys found out differently, and it turned out that Arizona decisively picked up the win. A final score of 28-16, a painful punch in the gut for America's Team.
Dallas suffered their first win of the season, but the damage may be done. The defense may have been fully exposed, the offensive struggles may only be starting, and it could be the start of a downward spiral unless Dallas finds a way to bounce back against New England and win convincingly. For now, that remains to be seen, but Dallas has a lot of work to do regarding regrouping, adjusting, and improving.
It will be an important week at practice for the players and the coaching staff. Overall, the loss to Arizona was a team failure. The finger may be pointed at Prescott, the offensive line, the offensive play-calling, the defense, etc., but the fact of the matter is that Dallas lost as a team.
This Sunday, the Patriots will be in Arlington. Mac Jones & Company is coming off a hard-fought win over the New York Jets. Like Arizona, New England has a reputation for giving Dallas a hard time on the field. Moving forward, every game for Dallas will be brutal, so there's no reason for them not to take anyone lightly unless they want to suffer the same thing they did against Arizona.
The Cowboys are fortunate that the Commanders and Giants also had a bad week. Philadelphia being on top of the NFC East is going as expected, but Dallas is determined to stay ahead of New York and Washington. The loss to Arizona is merely one game, but the results were embarrassing and unacceptable, so the team needs to get to work immediately to correct all the wrongs. Dallas has a crucial game this Sunday and they need to get back on track.
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