Dallas Cowboys Bully Jacksonville Jaguars in London
The Dallas Cowboys came across the pond to take on the Jacksonville Jaguars at “home” in Wembley Stadium. It was the second game the Jaguars have hosted as a part of the NFL International Series and it was a tough one to watch. The Dallas Cowboys seized control after a muffed punt by Ace Sanders when the game was just 7-3 for the Jaguars and they never let go.
The final score says 31-17 but the Dallas Cowboys went off on a tear of 28 straight points after the special teams mistake by Sanders.
It was a game of big scores by the Cowboys. Just take a look at the following gifs to get a handle of the big scores.
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It was the Dez Bryant show for most of the game, putting up big plays at nearing 160 yards in the first half, a career high for the wide receiver. He finished the day with six receptions for 158 yards and two scores. All of it came in the first half.
Starting Tony Romo was the right decision by the Cowboys who managed to keep him rather clean throughout the game, allowing just one sack by the Jaguars. The Jaguars entered the game with the third most sacks in the league. Romo finished the day with 246 yards, three touchdowns, and completing 74% of his passes.
Turnovers proved costly for the Jaguars. Aside from the muffed punt by Sanders, Denard Robinson also gave up a fumble on a short run after a monster gain from Cecil Shorts on a 53-yard catch and run. Bortles also through a pick as the team was driving late with the game out of reach. He finished the day with just 290 yards, no touchdowns, and the pick. He completed 59% of his passes.
The Jaguars weren’t able to muster much of an offense until late in the fourth quarter. Denard Robinson finished the day with two scores, his second coming just after the two minute warning in the fourth quarter.
The Jags continue to hurt themselves by killing momentum and giving opportunities to opponents with turnovers. It was the same as usual for the season as they appeared uncompetitive for the first time since week four.