Center Ryan Cook said turnovers and the score left the Cowboys with little ability to run.
“That’s obviously due to circumstances,” Cook said. “We’re down 17 points or something like that. We’ve got to catch up. You err on the side of passing a little bit more, get away from the run a little bit more, but that’s part of the circumstance we put ourselves in.”
Cook said the Cowboys moved the ball in the first half.
“I thought we started off really well,” he said. “We started running the ball well in the first quarter. We were moving the ball up and down the field. It’s just the turnovers were the big story of the night tonight. Any time you turn the ball over, it’s tough to win, it’s tough to score points.”
The Cowboys gave up only one sack, and Cook said he could tell the pass protection and communication was better than last week, when the line gave up four. There were no pre-snap penalties.
“We looked at the tape last week and saw the issues that we had and what we had to get fixed. I thought that this game was by far the best communication that we had,” Cook said. “I thought that helped. It helped everybody get on the same page. We’ll continue to look at what we did wrong, continue to correct mistakes.”
Of the communication, Cook said, “I think that was part of the problem. There were some other issues that we had to get fixed. That was part of the problem, communication, we took it upon ourselves as an offensive line to get it fixed.”
-- Carlos Mendez