Running back Ezekiel Elliott’s six-game suspension obviously hurt. Wide receiver Dez Bryant dropped some passes he’d normally catch.
Quarterback Dak Prescott, coming off a great rookie season, seems to have regressed. Prescott, who was only intercepted four times in 2016, has 13 so far in 2017. Nine of those have come in the past seven games when the Cowboys have really struggled.
When we can, we will improve personnel-wise. The draft lets you have a good spot to do that, Jones said, via SportsDay. You can do some things with your budget or you can do things with the financial aspect of it, reallocate some dollars. This is going to give us a good chance to do that this year.
Bryant has constantly been calling for the ball this season and yet he has caught just 66 passes for 814 yards and six touchdowns. Those are career-lows for seasons in which he has played at least 15 games.
Ezekiel Elliott couldn’t solve Dallas’ offensive issues after returning from a suspension Sunday. The Cowboys need a healthy Bryant and re-focused offense to return to prominence next season.
Dez Bryant said he has not been healthy the past two months, saying he has been dealing with and playing through tendinitis. He has not been listed on the injury report and not missed practice. He said he has tried to be a warrior.
It’s tough to describe right now, Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley said of the loss. It’s a hell of a college football game. You know, an epic Rose Bowl game.
The Bulldogs will play Alabama on Jan. 8 fin an all-Southeastern Conference national championship game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, about 70 miles from their campus. After Georgia made its first trip to the Rose Bowl since 1943 a heart-stopping success, the Bulldogs will play for their first national title since 1980.