NFL Power Rankings: Cardinals rise, Broncos fall in Week 15
Dec 13, 2015; Green Bay, WI, USA; Dallas Cowboys running back Robert Turbin (23) rushes for a touchdown during the third quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Green Bay won 28-7. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
24. DALLAS COWBOYS (4-9)
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Without Tony Romo, the Dallas Cowboys are a poor football team. Matt Cassel was unable to get anything going against the Packers, throwing for just 114 yards, no touchdowns and an interception. The pick was in the end zone in the first quarter which would have given Dallas the lead.
Darren McFadden broke out a few big runs with a long of 50 yards. He finished the day with nine carries for 111 yards, but that was the only bright spark for the Cowboys. Offensively, they were shut down by the Packers.
And Dallas had no answer for the Green Bay rushing attack. Eddie Lacy and James Starks led the way with the Packers rushing for 230 yards. This allowed Green Bay to dominate time of possession by over 15 minutes, and also run 81 plays to Dallas’ 51.
The Cowboys have to get ready for the red hot New York Jets next week in a Saturday night game. The Jets boast one of the league’s best defenses, which is a major concern for Cassel and the Cowboys offense. Offensively, the Jets are dangerous too. Ryan Fitzpatrick has been a reliable option at quarterback with Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker dominating in the air.
The Cowboys just want this season over.
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