The Big D Breakdown
The Big D Breakdown

Episode · 1 year ago

Special Teams Cost Dallas Cowboys The Win

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

Welcome to the first episode of The Big D Breakdown, each week we discuss the latest news surrounding the Dallas Cowboys. 

On this week's episode:

- Special Teams Cost Dallas the Win

- Dak Prescott is back in elite form

- Zeke needs to be more involved in the offense

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Welcome to the big breakdown. Will be dive in to all the news surround New Dallas Cowboys. First, we back that guy sponsored pod decks sponsoring this episode. Check them out today at pond dexcom and used Promo Code on Larry Twenty one for ten percent off your first purchase. So let's dive right into the first topic. If you watched the game, you could see that the special teams really constant cowboys the game. I hate to call it a moral victory, but that exactly what it feels like for the Dallas cowbody's opening night loss in Tampa. No need for an interlude, so let's just jump right...

...into it. I'm in the belief that Tampa Receiver Chris Godwin pushed off on quarterback Jordan Lewis. The referee calls it like most of us saw it, the outcome is quite possibly much different. Speaking of much different, that Prescott is a different quarterback. If you cannot see that Prescott is an elite franchise quarterback and you just simply hate the man, and I cannot stress held vital that Prescott is to his team, running back Ezekiel Elliott is getting flat for supposedly not showing up last night, but Zike did the dirty work. Most running backs of his stature off and shy away from team obviously didn't see much value and running the ball consistently against the raining best run defense in the NFL. And cannot fall Elliott for that, but I'll make my case in an next segment. Special teams. The Dallas can boys lost a wornable game a week one. A three headed monster at wide receiver is going to be fun to watch the season. I have to go back and rewatch a game, but it peared when Tampa tried to roll coverage over to a white not to...

...stop the bleeding. Dallas simply want the other way. Some time simplicity in a game plan can be exactly what a team needs. The game plane did show this offense in a different light. I've always watched Tom Brady and saw how deliberate he was when he threw the ball. I compared Prescott the Brady before the season. Always thought there was too much player preference when you drop back. Thursday night in Tampa showed Dallas quarterback who quickly got the ball into his players. The offensive line fail to provide any real push up front, which is something I expected. They should be credited for keeping Dak Prescott clean for the majority of the night. A healthy Zach Martin should help with that, but I wonder if the line will have changes moving forward. The US defense did Force Brady a few times. ACSHULEY THOUGHT CONNOR MC governing handle himself better than starting left good guard Connor Williams. I wonder if the team will give him govern a chance on the left side Pare Him and the team for a possible Williams departure in the offseason. Center Tyler got manhandled by Tampa nose...

...guard feet of Ay a couple of times and had some snapping issues. I'd like him to snap the ball wants defenders across the line of scrimmage and then tend to get a free play for the offense. Defensive Line look better than I thought they would. I expected the tamp offense lie to get a significant push on these guys and it simply didn't happen. If it did keep combrady clean for most of the night, there were some times of pressure force brady. Throwing the ball before you want it to linebacker in rotation was a telling sign or where the team is probably going to go in the future, Parsons and Neil getting more snaps and linebackers Jalen Smith and Layton vindorish. It isn't surprising, but really weird to see. There was a play where a linebacker and Jalen Smith had a perfect view of Brady handing the ball off. It's Smith was so late with the read that he assisted with the tackle well beyond the line of scrimmage. Might be an unpopular opinion, but I think Jaylon Smith is an unplayable option moving forward for this defense. Anthony Ground is getting...

...a large portion of blame this morning, and rightfully so. Dallas camp was cornerbacks struggled mightily. Showed the team once again that cornerback is still a need for this team. The opposition can be said for cornerback driven dravaon digs, as he recorded an interception had a critical fourth quarter pass break up. Digs looks the part. Consistency will be key for his continued NFL growth. Jordan Lewis is another gun who I continue to scratch my head about. The team gave him a three year deal only offseason, yet does not fit the mold what this team was looking for in the draft. I assume the front office kept jail Smith Lewis and Anthony Brown as insurance because of the fear of the undown. Understand it's early, but I would imagine the team will move on for all three of these guys before their contracts run out. Speaking at contracts, I wish Blake Jarwin was the impending free agent. Dalton Schultz was the...

...tight end on this roster, but the contract that doesn't run out after the season. Even with all these issues, my biggest concern has to be special teams. Dalla Scout Boys brought in John Fassel last season brought his guys with him from Los Angeles to fortify the group as a whole. Bones Fassel has done some very greative things to get people to pay attention to special team fakes, but it is time to get back to the basics in Dallas. From his school field goals to subpower special teams coverage, Dallas going by special teams should carry the majority of the blame for this loss. Coach Vassel continues to joke around like he's been por trade in HBO is hard knocks series. He could become this year's version of for defensive coordinator. Mike Nolan, like many, in my opinion, can change once I rewatch the game, collecting dated supported a bunk, but I see in the field can change in an instant. He was probably fun for the entire NFL to make fun of an injured cowboys team last season. One thing is abundantly clear that Dallas cowboys just put...

...the entire NFL, specifically the NFC East, on notice. I personally hope the jokes are worth it. And now on the topic number two. Dak Prescott is back in the late form. Despite his loss on the Thursday night opener, Dallas cowboys had everything to prove on the first Thursday and I football game of the two thousand and twenty one season and the very first game of the year. They did that too, even in defeat. Also, and though in a losing effort, there were other pocamations made and by the most important men in the building for the cowboys. Coming off the lower leg injury that caused him to miss most of the last season and to surgeries to repair that follow Dak Prescott came to the game proved that he's not only healthy again but also surely atlite. Going Toe toote with Brady and the buccaneers Prescott show, but many fans and spectators are known for some time Prescott was a good quarterback for the camp boys. That was worth that was working his way towards...

...becoming elite. It was all playing out real time on opening night. He made the right calls, the right reads, the right direct decisions and made the thrones. He put the ball on optimal spaces and also fit into some pretty tight windows. There was a one throw a CD lamb that many questioned. However, if a team's going to win titles, beat the goat and Tom Brady on the team. He just still happens to be leading and the defending super bowl champions. You have to make and convert throws like that. Sometimes. Lamb has to be better there and help his quarterback outs. Prescott put it right on him. That was the third sure catch that I am at dropped, and though he started to dim himself throughout the night, he has to be better moving forward, because that's just not the guy he should be. Last season decision can be questioned by Prescott. Brady made throws and plays like that all night, while his receivers paid it off in the form of catching them, as mentioned, though, point to toe to toe with the go Prescott without play him in the first half. It was a dueling...

...of two star quarterbacks. Final stats were about even too so, though Brady finished with more touchdown passes. Dak finished with better all around numbers and most all other areas. Brady finished with three hundred eighty yards for touchdowns, two interceptions, and then he saiven quarterback rating to that, finished with four hundred three yards, three touchdowns, one pick in a hundred, one point four rating. It's collins worth called it. I'm dueling of too great quarterbacks. Listen Greg's air line. He's coming off back surgery and did redeem himself for the final field goal could have sealed the deal on this one for Dallas and theory, like we explained in our previous segment. That didn't happen, though. Who was who was? Also to say would have played out the same if you had. There's also some the fact that it's freaking Tom Brady. Sometimes you have to tip your cap and scheme towards the next matchup of you, hoping you can beat it next time. That's especially when they played a...

...game as good as they played on Thursday. Defense is better, the offense is loaded and a host of other things need digging into. Prescott, it's the first big takeaway. He's back. He's elite. For as much as that heard. A lot of people on there to see it, and I'll just have to hurt that much more to finally come to terms with it. It's real, so is he. And now our final topic. Seek more, better, more known as Ezekila needs to get more involved in the offense. Yeah, he did some on the third day game, but he needs to do more. It's no secret that allas cowboys offense can be a great one place also, even though they more more than likely, you know, for high octing, passing the tench the season, the cowboys need to truly understand something about running back. In Zekiel Elliott, offensive coordinator Killen Moore, they drop a good game plan that on paper, should have worked, but he didn't. Moment needed to be adjusted. When you have a running back...

...like Elliott, a player that three out of six season so far it's rushed for over one thousand yards, including two seasons with double digit touchdown numbers, you need a feed him the ball. Yes, it's understood that cowboys had some injuries and issues on their offensive line. But why not established the run with Elliott? I give him a just eleven attempts to see if the cowboys can establish the ground game and then open up their passing attack against the buccaneers man scheme of things. A cowboys can afford a quarterback Prescott throw fifty eight times football game each and every time. It's going to happen here and there, of course, depending on the match up, but having Elliott only get eleven rushing time attempts for only thirty three yeards and seas an opening football game is unheard of. The first half, Elliot is pretty much forgotten as a rushing threat and, besides doing a great job at pass protection, was phased...

...out entirely on offense. Elliot, it's a versatile and tool threat kind of running back and, if given the opportunity, can easily be a huge difference maker on offense. We've seen it in two thousand and sixteen, two thousand and eighteen, two thousand and nineteen, Elliott is no stranger and also being a high quality receiving option and keep those chains moving. Anytime he's able to be a receiving threat, one can only imagine what could have happened in week one if more simply gave another twenty or so plays designed for Elliot, who are rushing or receiving threat to do what he does best. It's true that the buccaneers are on defense is among Juana, if not the best in the NFL, but you can't get to one dimensional on offense. A lot of the players were amped up beyond belief and if the cowboys were at least able to take some more shots by running the ball with Elliott, that could have easily helped edge and win a very close game of football. Thank you for joining us for the first episode the Big d breakdown. When it's no your...

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