The Dallas Cowboys first team offense, and offense in general struggled in their preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals. Turn overs was the theme of the night for the Cowboys offense.
The Cowboys first-team defense forced the Cardinals to punt after giving up a first down on their final time on the field. Earlier the defense stood tall after the Cardinals recovered a fumble on the 22 yard line, the Cowboys only gave up a field goal.
“It’s certainly a positive when you get that at the end of the drive,” coach Jason Garrett said of holding the Cardinals to a field goal. “Force them to kick field goals. But we are going to go back and look at it as trying to get stops earlier in the drive, you know, get them off the field and go from there.”
The Cowboys allowed 365 yards to the Arizona Cardinals off of 73 plays. The Cards also converted 5 out of 15 third downs.
“We’re still trying to be consistent,” cornerback Brandon Carr said, via ESPN Dallas. “Each and every play, you gotta bring that attitude where the ball is coming your way. Guys are still learning the ins and outs of this defense of where everybody is supposed to be.”
There could be some truth to that as the Cowboys convert to a 4-3 defense from a 3-4 scheme.