The Dallas Cowboys continue to diminish their playoff aspirations with each passing week after posting yet another disappointing performance. The Cowboys are coming off a crushing road loss to the Washington Football Team that further builds the boiling frustration. Following the Week 7 defeat, veteran defensive end Everson Griffen delivered a strong message that Cowboys fans will be pleased to hear.
Cowboys fall to disappointing loss against Washington
The Dallas Cowboys headed into Week 7 action hoping to break from their continued struggles, but things remained on the same discouraging path.
The Cowboys offense failed to get off the ground in a 25-3 road loss to the Washington Football Team. Dallas put together just one scoring drive that came in the first quarter and failed to convert their only red-zone trip. Things took another rough turn in the contest as veteran quarterback Andy Dalton suffered a concussion in the third quarter.
Rookie Ben DiNucci struggled to pick up the piece in Dalton’s place with a pair of fumbles and sacked three times despite completing 2-of-3 passes for 39 yards. The Cowboys offense totaled just 142 yards with a season-low 2.6 yards per play. Once again, their defense had their issues as Washington had 208 rushing yards behind rookie Antonio Gibson recording 128 yards on 20 carries with a touchdown.
The persistent shortcomings leading to a 2-5 start to the 2020 season have pushed veteran defensive end Everson Griffen to voice a powerful message that could spark Cowboys fans’ morale.
Everson Griffen’s delivers stern message to the Cowboys
The Dallas Cowboys have dropped four out of their last five games, which has pushed them further below the .500 mark.
The frustration level around the franchise has continued to rise due to the team’s persistent shortcomings. Following Sunday’s loss to the Washington Football Team, star defensive end Everson Griffen voiced that he and his teammates will not quit on the rest of the season and are “ticked off” by their porous start, according to Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News.
“We’re ticked off. Everybody is tired of it. In order to do something about it, we have to do it as a team…We have to face the adversity together.”
The Cowboys have experienced a crushing start to the year that has featured many hurdles with significant injuries and defensive issues. Much of the 2020 season is left to play, which will see their commitment extensively tested if they hope to overcome the daunting obstacles ahead.
The last several days have shown that there needs to be a more assertive leadership, which could be an opportunity for players like Griffen to step up in that role.
Uphill battle ahead for the rest of the 2020 season
The Dallas Cowboys have found themselves in a troubling spot to begin the 2020 season, but the franchise shouldn’t become completely flustered.
Despite their disappointing record, Dallas is just a game behind the Philadelphia Eagles, 2-4-1, for the NFC East division lead. They hold the tremendous benefit of playing in arguably the worst division in the league that currently possesses no team with a .500 or better record.
The Cowboys have a crucial Week 8 road matchup against the Eagles, which will be the first of their two season meetings. Meanwhile, Dallas still has to face the undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco 49ers, Cincinnati Bengals, and Minnesota Vikings. They also have another meeting against both Washington and New York Giants.
The deck remains stacked against the Cowboys to compete for the playoffs, but it’s a road that they can still navigate through.