The Dallas Cowboys lost to an underwhelming Green Bay Packers team, on Sunday at Lambeau Field, 31-28, in overtime. That despite having a two-touchdown lead in the fourth quarter. Here are five numbers that might shock Cowboys fans following their team’s third loss of the season.
Shocking Number: Zero.
The favorite of many to earn the NFL Defensive Player of the Year award this year, Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons had his worst performance of the season against the Packers. Parsons recorded ZERO quarterback pressures on Aaron Rodgers. According to NFL.com, he rushed the Packer’s longtime quarterback a mere eight times. And this was the first time in his young NFL career where he recorded no pressures.
Shocking Number: 150.
After the Cowboys traded away Amari Cooper this offseason, the onus fell on third-year wideout CeeDee Lamb to become the team’s number-one receiver option. Yet, it took until Week 10 for Lamb to top the 100-yard mark. While he would post a career day recording 11 catches for 150 yards and two touchdowns, Dallas was still unable to come out of Lambeau with the “W”.
Shocking Numbers: 2-2*.
The Cowboys have played most of this season without their starting quarterback, Dak Prescott. After suffering a thumb injury very late into their Week One loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Prescott would miss five straight games. Fortunately, the team was able to rally behind backup passer Cooper Rush, and put together a four-game winning streak.
But since Prescott’s return, he’s lost two of this four starts (2-2*). Those losses coming against a Packers team coming off five-straight losses (including to the Washington Commanders and the Detroit Lions) and a struggling Bucs squad who currently sit 5-5.
*There was a correction made when the initial post had Prescott going 1-2 instead of 2-2.
Shocking Numbers: 4 for 3.
Injuries in their secondary caught up to the Cowboys in this matchup. Injuries to cornerback Jourdan Lewis (I.R.) and Anthony Brown exposed the back end of the defense, allowing Packers rookie wideout Christian Watson to score three times on a mere four catches, including a critical scoring conversion on fourth down which could have sealed the win for Dallas.
Shocking Number: 207.
Once again, the Cowboys defense showed their Achilles heel. The Dallas defense has struggled against the run all season, and their loss against the Green Bay was no different. The Packers were able to rush for a whopping 207 yards on the ground on 39 carries and scored once. The Cowboys allow an average of 143 rushing yards to opposing offenses this season, the fourth most in the NFL.
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