The Dallas Cowboys were the only team that did not score a touchdown in Week 1 of the 2022 NFL season.
If not for Brett Maher‘s 51-yard field goal, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers would have blanked them.
Trouble also looms on the horizon as quarterback Dak Prescott is set to miss some games after a thumb injury that required surgery.
The operation went well, but it will take some weeks for him to heal.
Taking his place is Cooper Rush, who has ten games in five seasons.
However, having Rush as their starter isn’t a concern for Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy.
Instead, he called out the questionable play-calling on offense.
Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy said Kellen Moore has to be smarter in his play calling
— Clarence Hill Jr (@clarencehilljr) September 16, 2022
Cowboys insider Clarence Hill Jr. tweeted, “Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy said Kellen Moore has to be smarter in his play calling.”
Statements like those made public do not end up well.
In essence, McCarthy might have alienated that unit.
Likewise, his seat just got hotter because he has a final say on every in-game decision.
He can veto Moore’s play-calling if it does not help them and introduce what he thinks are better ideas.
Not Enough Firepower On Offense For Dallas?
However, the Buccaneers had them covered so that none of them had a 100-yard game.
The loss to Tampa Bay is a huge sting, considering they traded Pro Bowl wide receiver Amari Cooper to the Cleveland Browns.
He and Cedrick Wilson could have helped open up the field for Dallas.
The Cowboys have a chance to bounce back in Week 2 when they go up against the Cincinnati Bengals.