Dallas Cowboys Offense Embarrassing In Loss To Arizona Cardinals, 28-17

The Dallas Cowboys offense struggled mightily without their starting quarterback against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, losing 28-17. Prior to the game, Dallas quarterback Tony Romo was ruled out due to a back injury he suffered on Monday Night Football against the Washington Redskins. In his place, back-up quarterback Brandon Weeden looked absolutely lost against a smothering Arizona defense.

The Cowboys’ defense started the game with a bang in the first quarter as undrafted rookie cornerback Tyler Patmon intercepted Arizona quarterback Carson Palmer for a defensive touchdown less than five minutes into the game. It was only Palmer’s second interception of the year.

Later in the first quarter, an impressive screen pass from Weeden to running back Lance Dunbar for a 40-yard gain led to a 52-yard Dan Bailey field goal, giving the Cowboys the early ten point advantage.

In the second quarter, Palmer would give the Cardinals the lead with two touchdown passes. One to tight end John Carlson and the other to wide out Jaron Brown. Arizona would take that 14-10 lead into halftime after blocking a Bailey 35-yard punt as time expired in the first half.

In the second half, Weeden continued to struggle recording his first of two interceptions on the day. This one to Arizona safety Tyrann Mathieu with 8;00 left in the third quarter.

The score remained 14-10 through the fourth quarter until the Cowboys were unable to convert a fourth and one play. That turnover on downs led to Palmer’s third touchdown pass of the day. This one to running back Andre Ellington, extending the Cards’ lead 21-10.

Weeden’s second interception in the game would end up, once again, leading to yet another touchdown by Arizona. Wide recevier Dez Bryant would get a last minute touchdown, but that was little consolation as the game was already over by then. The Cardinals defeated the Cowboys fairly easily, 28-17.

Weeden ended the day completing 18 of his 33 passes for 183 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. He didn’t actually complete a pass to a wide recevier until the third quarter. Running back DeMarco Murray failed to hit the 100-yard rushing mark for the first time this season, running for 79 yards on 19 carries.

Now this struggling 6-3 Dallas Cowboys team, who have lost two games in a row, will pack their bags and head to London on Monday to face the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week Ten. The status of Romo for that game is still unclear.

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