The Dallas Cowboys marched into SoFi Stadium in Week 6 and escaped with a hard-earned victory over the Los Angeles Chargers.
The Cowboys needed a win to prove they still belong in the conversation to come out of the NFC and they helped their case after holding on to beat the Chargers.
Dallas’ offense looked better in stretches because of Dak Prescott who threw for 272 yards and one touchdown while adding 40 yards rushing and another score on the ground.
A lot of the criticism regarding the Cowboys’ offense has come at the expense of Mike McCarthy who continues to play it conservatively.
Prescott’s numbers are down across the board this season and McCarthy’s playcalling is one of the biggest reasons why.
McCarthy made some questionable decisions against the Chargers like going for a field goal at the end of the first half, a choice that riled up Nick Wright via the What’s Wright? with Nick Wright show.
“It was coaching malpractice and it’s such an inditement of what McCarthy thinks of Dak,” Wright said.
"It was coaching malpractice and it's such an inditement of what McCarthy thinks of Dak."@getnickwright sounds off on McCarthy’s decision to kick the FG as the 1st half expired: pic.twitter.com/egbZJ4Ltsv
— What’s Wright? with Nick Wright (@WhatsWrightShow) October 17, 2023
Wright points out that Dallas had two timeouts left and enough time to at least run one more play to potentially score a touchdown.
Instead, McCarthy opted to let the clock wind down and settled for a field goal to give the Cowboys a 10-7 lead at halftime.
While Dallas ended up getting away with it, Wright is correct that the margins are too slim to not go for a touchdown in that situation.
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