It seems like forever ago, but coming off a week one victory over the rival New York Giants last year, the Cowboys were actually riding pretty high going into the week two matchup with the Seattle Seahawks. Seattle then dismantled Dallas to the tune of 27-7 in one of the ugliest performances seen out of Dallas in recent memory.
Owner and general manager Jerry Jones has an explanation for this loss, but it doesn’t come as much consolation--quite the opposite, in fact. Jones said in a conference call Wednesday that he believes his team may have taken the eventual playoff team lightly.
“They told us and warned us, ‘Don’t underestimate Seattle,’” Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. “And I think maybe we did when we got out there after winning that big game against the Giants last year.”
The game saw a fumbled kick return on the opening play, a blocked punt and a 122-yard rushing performance by Marshawn Lynch that was nothing short of embarrassing for the Dallas defense. In fact, Jones has hinted that the week two loss played a role in the firing of defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, a pretty good indicator that this particular performance got under the skin of the owner.
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