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The Outcasted Team: Dallas' Humiliating Defeat by Buffalo

By Alex Al-Kazzaz

Suddenly, the Dallas Cowboys appear to be a complete shell of themselves. A 31-10 loss to the Buffalo Bills, where almost nothing went right for Dallas, is the worst timing. As a result of this, Dallas may have squandered their chance of winning the NFC East. In addition, as far as the remaining schedule goes, it does not look good for Dak Prescott & Company.

On a positive note, the Cowboys clinched a playoff spot before kickoff, thanks to the Atlanta Falcons losing to the Carolina Panthers. Dallas has now gone three straight seasons with 10+ wins and a playoff berth. Unfortunately, the playoff woes have been the same, and based on how bad they were against Buffalo, fate may repeat itself.

Buffalo amassed over 250 yards on the ground. The Bills' running game was so effective that Josh Allen didn't have to throw much. On defense, Dallas had no answer whatsoever. Quite frankly, Dallas played so badly overall that it was crystal clear that Dallas had no game plan. Furthermore, Dallas was arrogant, and they're paying the price for it.

Dallas had nothing to show on offense. Prescott didn't throw a touchdown pass, and the passing game was dead. The offense didn't even amass 200 total yards. The running game couldn't provide much, and the offense was completely outcast, and the defense was thrown to the wolves. Head Coach Mike McCarthy and defensive coordinator Dan Quinn should assume responsibility. The players also must take responsibility for their repugnant performance. This is a team effort, so the entire team must understand what went completely wrong, and it's up to them to make it right.

Right now, it looks like Dallas cannot beat Tua Tagovailoa & the Dolphins this week. Honestly, Dallas doesn't look like they're good enough to even make it past the first round of the playoffs.

(Photo by Lauren Leigh Bacho/Getty Images)

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