Written by Karver Jordan
The New England Patriots lost to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, 38-3. New England was out-schemed and was demolished by the Mike McCarthy-coached team. I am going to share a few of my thoughts about the game and what the Patriots will need to improve.
DeMario Douglas, the sixth-round wide receiver, performed well vs the Cowboys. The kid is a matchup nightmare for Defensive Backs. The 5-foot-8 wideout is speedy and shifty, Douglas got open on a crosser route and gained 42 yards off a catch and run.
Mac Jones had arguably his worst-ever career game vs the Dallas Cowboys in the 38-3 loss. Jones completed 12 of his 21 passes for 150 yards, the QB recorded a completion percentage of 57.1% and a QBR of 46.8 – Those numbers are absolutely atrocious, we need to be better at blocking and ball security.
The third-year quarterback had three total turnovers this game:
1) A sack fumble (This resulted in a touchdown)
2) A pick-six (The ball was thrown cross-body) Big mistake.
3) An interception on fourth down (No power behind the ball) Lack of arm strength?
Karver’s Final Thoughts:
The New England Patriots are facing off against the New Orleans Saints this week and it should be a good game. Most important things are bouncing back and limiting turnovers, plain and simple. The Patriots need to start getting the run game going, it will take a lot of stress off of Mac Jones.
Offensive Line needs to improve. That is one of the biggest weaknesses on the field. Lack of Pass Protection is really and truly hurting the offense. It needs to be improved, as soon as possible.
More about the writer:
My name is Karver Jordan, I’m a high schooler who is writing in New England. I enjoy sharing my sports knowledge with everyone. My goal is to help get the fans to get a better understanding of Teams, Players, and more. If you enjoyed this piece of writing check me out on Instagram and Twitter! Thank you all so much for the recent support.