The Dallas Cowboys were defeated in incredibly embarrassing fashion by the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, 27-7, in a game that completely erased all good feelings from the opening game win over the New York Giants. The Cowboys were dominated in all three phases of the game, starting with an opening-kickoff fumble and finishing with a crushing defensive performance in the second half.
KD Drummond of Blogging The Boys was obviously not pleased with the loss, saying that fans should have been prepared for the troubles that awaited the Cowboys in Seattle.
Well, that stuff they said about the difficulties in traveling to Seattle that we poo-pooed? Legit. Worries over having 11 days off after such an emotional, watershed victory in the Meadowlands? Confirmed. Thoughts that we just aren't any better than the .500 team that ended last season? Now, plausible. The Cowboys took a trip to the Pacific Northwest and got their rears kicked, 27-7.
In the most inexplicable ways, yet so unmistakingly familiar, the Dallas Cowboys broke down in every facet of the game. First it was the special teams; twice in the opening few minutes. Then it was the offense struggling. Finally, the defense succumbed to the total team air of sucktitude. The defense gave up second-half drives of 90 and 88 yards to the Seahawks led by Russell Wilson. Russell Wilson, folks. The themes of the day? Concentration, physical toughness and good old fashion want-to. Dallas failed to employ any of them.
The Dallas Cowboys head back to Arlington for their first home game of the season, facing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sept. 23, with kickoff set for 12 p.m. CT.
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