Sunday night’s 13-7 loss in Washington, for lack of a better word, sucked--granted. But the ugly loss did contain some sparse high points for Dallas. In that vein, we present you the glass half full look at an overall ugly and forgettable night of Cowboys football.
First, Tony Romo went 24 for 38 on pass attempts, for 380 yards and a touchdown pass, to Miles Austin. He also orchestrated a nice drive to give Dallas a chance as time ran out--obviously it didn’t exactly work out. But, in general, the Cowboys go as Romo goes, and last night he went pretty well.
Austin made the Cowboys’ look smart for rewarding him with a six-year $54 million contract extension on Sunday, with ten catches (eight for first downs) 114 yards and the aforementioned touchdown.
Not much bad can be said about the defensive effort, either. They were slashed a few times by the Washington running attack, but held the Redskins to six points and 250 total yards on offense--just 83 of which came on the ground. Conversely, the Dallas running backs, after a miserable preseason put up 103 yards on 22 carries, an average of 4.7.
Oh, and there were no serious injuries, so, you know, that’s always good.
So you see, Cowboys fan, Sunday night’s game wasn’t all bad--just most of it. We’ll be back later with the pessimist’s side of the argument, to point out and deconstruct each of the Cowboys’ numerous foibles on Sunday.
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