I needed a day. I needed a day to write a post-game analysis about the Dallas Cowboys. I am use to criticizing the Cowboys at the end of games. I mean, this is the same team that now currently has a 136-137 record since 1997.
I’m not going to lie, I did not see the first few minutes of the first quarter of yesterday’s game against the 49ers. I walk into my house, turn my TV on, and I see that the score is 7-3 San Francisco. I’m not too upset because I’m thinking in my head that Dallas’ still has a shot in this game.
I then see 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick literally go right down the field and throw a 29 yard wide open TD pass to his Tight End Vernon Davis. It was then 14-3 San Francisco. Fox Sports then proceeded to show an aerial view inside of AT&T Stadium. It showed a vast majority of fans wearing red and gold. Yes, there were a good amount of 49ers fans that dominated the home of the Dallas Cowboys. I personally believe that they were the majority. Knowing the Cowboys’ history, it is very sad that it has come down to this.
The Dallas Cowboys first became known as Americas Team because their fan base would dominate other teams’ stadiums. To see the home of the Dallas Cowboys dominated by the opposing teams’ fans, I literally felt disappointed.
My disappointment quickly turned into disgust midway through the first quarter when Tony Romo threw his first of three interceptions of the day. His intent was to throw to Dez Bryant, but he threw into triple coverage and was picked off by 49ers safety Eric Reid and was able to run all the way into Cowboys territory.
Tony Romo’s interception turned into a 49ers 2 yard TD from Colin Kaepernick to Vernon Davis. The score was now 21-3. It was getting so ugly that I wanted to turn the game off and the 1st quarter wasn’t even over yet.
The second quarter was not better for Tony Romo and the Cowboys. Romo threw two interceptions in the second quarter including a pass that should have been a wide open touchdown to Dwayne Harris but it ended up being intercepted by Patrick Willis.
The 49ers went up big late in the 2nd quarter when rookie running back Carlos Hyde put San Fran up 28-3. AS you can tell, things did not get better for Dallas and company.
In the 2nd half, Tony Romo did not throw an interception, and the defense did not give up any points. Dallas got a 3rd quarter touchdown by running back DeMarco Murray and then a 4th quarter touchdown pass from Tony Romo to Terrance Williams. The final score ended up being 28-17 but the score did not reflect the atrocity that took place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington Texas yesterday.
The Cowboys have issue, did Tony Romo just have a bad day or is this the new surgically repaired back Tony Romo? With the Cowboys defense being incredibly thin, if Romo and the offense perform like this during the course of the season, it is going to be a long horrible year for the Dallas Cowboys.
From what we saw yesterday, the Dallas Cowboys are not a good football team. The bit of glimmer of hope that Dallas Cowboys fans can give themselves is that it is only week one and things can change quickly in the NFL. That doesn’t seem likely for the Cowboys but we will have to find out next Sunday in Nashville Tennessee as the Cowboys take on the Tennessee Titans.