By Alex Al-Kazzaz
Unfortunately, Dallas could not get it done against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday. Although the Cowboys were handed numerous opportunities to take full control going into half-time, they did what they do best; they blew it. Unfortunately, more than ever, the world is convinced that Dallas has mastered the true art of losing games. That's been the case in the past 25 years.
However, the loss from last night is not at all on Dak Prescott. Sure, he's still had a few issues with his accuracy, but he tossed three touchdowns and had 400 passing yards. In addition, those stats were NOT garbage time stats. Prescott managed to keep the Cowboys in it despite the missed opportunities. It's still too early to be sure if Prescott's in for a good year, but if he keeps it up, it'll soon become more and more clear that he will have a good year. Furthermore, he'll win the NFL Comeback Player of the Year award.
Prescott is coming from the brutal and nasty ankle injury he suffered last season. On Thursday, he did make a run on a play that nearly gave every Cowboys fan a heart attack. Hell, there was a play where a Bucs DT nearly fell on Dak! Furthermore, remember the play where Dak escaped a last-second and turned what could have been a 13-yard loss into a three-yard gain! Well, with our ALREADY banged-up offensive line, it's already an issue protecting Dak. Now that La'el Collins is suspended for five games, the issue is even worse.
Hopefully, Zack Martin will be back for Dallas's trip to Los Angeles. Dak must be protected at all costs in order for him to be able to make big plays. It was certainly amazing to see him connect well with CeeDee Lamb and Amari Cooper in Week 1. A combined 20 catches for nearly 250 yards is spectacular. At any rate, Dak must keep it up. He must keep connecting with his dynamic wide receiver duo. But with the questionable offensive line...it's very concerning.