What could go wrong did go wrong for the Cowboys' special teams on Friday night. They had 26-yard field goal blocked. They had a personal foul penalty on punt coverage. They allowed 103 yards on three kickoff returns, including a 51-yarder that almost went for a touchdown. They fumbled a punt return.
"We had a field goal blocked, and we had a turnover in the red zone, fumbled a punt," new special teams coach Rich Bisaccia said. "Obviously, we didn’t play very well.
"I did a poor job, obviously. We did a poor job. We didn’t cover very good. Turned the ball over and had a field goal blocked. So we’ve got a lot of work to do."
The Cowboys, though, are confident they will have good special teams with Bisaccia, who replaces Joe DeCamillis.
"That’s not even a question," long snapper LP Ladouceur said. "Everywhere he’s been, he’s done really well. I’m not worried about that. He’s going to do well here. We’re going to do well here. Sometimes players we have to step up. That’s what we’re supposed to do."
-- Charean Williams