Gameday is always a whirlwind when it comes to the Dallas Cowboys. What we think will happen is rarely what actually happens. What actually happens goes by in a blur. And when all is said and done, there's a new week's worth of aftermath to sort out, good or bad. The DallasCowboys.com staff is always there to cover every aspect.
Every Monday this season Further Review will give a chance to catch your breath and look back at what actually happened. What did we think going in? What happened? And what does it all mean?
The Warm Up:
- Heading into Sunday, Nate Newton said that Randy Gregory gets most of his sacks on third down because that's "big play time." Were the Broncos listening to him? [Watch what Nate and the crew’s preview of the Cowboys’ matchup with Denver]
- If you need something to smile about from last week, Morris Claiborne jumped on Player's Lounge to talk about how excited he gets watching Danny McCray on Survivor [Watch Mo Claiborne gush about his former teammate on Survivor]
- Mickey Spagnola and Everson Walls discussed the possibility of Terence Steele starting at left tackle, and they sounded optimistic. Unfortunately things didn't go as well as planned [Watch Mick Shots discuss the offensive line possibilities]
- Regardless of the outcome, Sunday was still a special day at AT&T Stadium as several Medal of Honor recipients were in the building [Watch the making of the special red, white, and blue helmets the Cowboys broke out for the occasion]
- The game started off so promising for the Cowboys [Watch Tony Pollard rip off a 54-yard return on the game’s opening kickoff]
- Trevon Diggs didn't record an interception against the Broncos [Watch Diggs discuss what went wrong in the secondary against Denver]
- It was the first time this season that it looked like nothing could go right for the Cowboys [Watch Mike McCarthy speak after the game about how things got so bad]
- Perhaps the only bright spot for the Cowboys was the late-game emergence of wide receiver Malik Turner [Watch Turner talk about his two fourth quarter touchdowns]
- Nahshon Wright's mental error cost the Cowboys the big play they needed [Watch Wright talk about the strange rule that turned a blocked punt into a positive play for the Broncos]
- Isaiah Stanback said that Teddy Bridgewater "could have played a whole game of Madden" with the time he had in the pocket on third downs against the Cowboys' defense [Watch Stanback and Darren Woodson immediately break down what went wrong on Cowboys OT]
- If you missed Sunday's game you're probably looking for an explanation for the final score. Kurt Daniels has you covered from beginning to end [Read Daniels’ game recap to understand what exactly happened in the Cowboys’ loss]
- It showed a lot of swagger when the Cowboys decided to go for it on fourth down of their first drive, but that was snuffed out pretty quickly. "Denver not only stopped the Cowboys on four downs, it signaled a sign of overconfidence by the Cowboys and perhaps gave new confidence to the Broncos of what kind of day it was going to be," Nick Eatman wrote [Read about the four other crucial plays that Nick Eatman doesn’t think you should forget]