Cowboys typically succeed when Dak Prescott throws less Authentic Cole Beasley Jersey , but they continue to throw more with him It used to be a bit of a thing to talk about the Cowboys record when DeMarco Murray had 20 or more carries. of wins when they found a way to give Murray the ball that many times. I remember thinking then “well if they’re so good when that happens, why don’t they do it all the time?”. Football isn’t necessarily that black and white. It’s not as if DeMarco carrying it at least 20 times automatically resulted in whens. It was more about what those carries suggested/implied, that Dallas was dominating and controlling the clock, and they happened to coincidentally have a nice correlation with it. A similar sort of mark has emerged for Dak Prescott in recent weeks. The Cowboys have seen their quarterback (as well as their entire offense) struggle so far this season, yet they continue to have him throw, throw, throw, and throw some more dating back to last season. They are doing this in spite of a Murray-like trend with Dak.Five of those 10 wins have come since last season began, including Week 2’s victory over the New York Giants. The lone loss should hardly count considering it was the 2016 regular season finale which was a meaningless game in Philadelphia that Dak was pulled from early.It doesn’t take a genius to realize that things don’t typically go too well for the Cowboys when Dak Prescott has to throw a lot. A lot of this is what the game dictates, too. If Dallas falls behind early then they’re put in positions where they have to throw to catch up, but still the point remains that if you know this to be true to whatever degree you’d likely do what you could to avoid this sort of circumstance. This isn’t the case with the Cowboys. If 26 is the breakpoint for attempts, the Cowboys continue to blow past it. Dak has thrown the ball at least this many times in 14 of the last 19 Cowboys games. They are 5-9 in those games, including this season’s two losses.The recipe for success for the Cowboys is simple (perhaps why defenses are able to stifle it Authentic Terrance Williams Jersey , but I digress). They have to run the ball a lot with Ezekiel Elliott and not hit that breakpoint with Dak. They are allowing defenses to push them to that point where they don’t have success, a point that’s proven by how they’ve used Zeke less than ever before this season.You can argue whether or not the Cowboys should have such a definable path to victory, but the point remains that that’s their established identity as of Week 4 of the season... it’s not exactly easy to change what they’ve been doing for some time now. While many Cowboys fans would obviously prefer a level of adaptability to find other paths to success there should at least be commitment to the already-established path. Dallas knows that path can yield success, so the very least they could do is stick to it as opposed to abandoning the only thing that’s really helped them.25 pass attempts seems to be Dak’s limit, that’s what history tells us. The Cowboys would be wise to use that as a ceiling of sorts, history suggests that if they don’t they’re more likely to lose.Five plays that shaped the Cowboys game against the Carolina Panthers Well, at least that’s over. The Cowboys went into Charlotte to kick off their season and came out completely flat, especially on offense, and lost 16-8. There wasn’t a lot to like about the way Dallas played, and the Panthers didn’t look particularly great either, but here are five plays that shaped the game. DeMarcus Lawrence recovers a fumble in goal line standFor how ugly the offense made things look, the defense certainly showed up. Carolina was driving on their first offensive possession of the game, and it seemed as if the Panthers would draw first blood as they got in the red zone. The defensive line Womens Allen Hurns Jersey , nicknamed the Hot Boys, had other things in mind. On third-and-two from the Dallas five-yard line, Christian McCaffrey took the ball up the middle, looking for at least a first down. Instead, Daniel Ross stripped the ball and DeMarcus Lawrence pounced on it. The turnover didn’t lead to a score, but it was a huge stop for the defense that shifted momentum early on and showed that this unit isn’t going to simply lay down and roll over with their backs against the wall. Christian McCaffrey gets fed like Zeke, makes it first and goalLater on, in the second quarter, the Panthers were putting together a solid drive and pushing into Dallas territory. On second-and-ten from the Dallas 22-yard line, McCaffrey got the ball and bruised his way through several defenders, smacking heads at least twice, and gained a hard earned 13 yards to make it first-and-goal. Two plays later, Cam Newton ran in for the first score of the game. Given that the Cowboys offense had yet to cross the 50-yard line http://www.dallascowboysteamonline.com/kavon-frazier-jersey , the Panthers’ score was a significant momentum swing, and McCaffrey’s big run set it all up. Dak Prescott badly under-throws a wide open Blake Jarwin deepThis play could have changed the whole complexion of the game. With around three minutes left in the first half, the Cowboys were trailing 7-0 and had a third-and-seven at their own 36-yard line. Prescott scrambles out of the pocket and has open field to attempt a run for the first down, or he can throw it to a wide open Blake Jarwin who is behind the defense on busted coverage. Prescott attempts the throw but badly under-throws it and it hits the ground at Jarwin’s feet. If he hits his tight end in stride, it’s likely a touchdown. If he just gets hit to him, it’s a Cowboys first down at the Panthers 30-yard line at a minimum. Instead the Cowboys punt.Brett Maher misses a 47-yard field goalIt’s hard to put into words just how shocked some were when Dan Bailey, the second most accurate kicker in NFL history, was cut in favor of Brett Maher, who hasn’t kicked a field goal in the regular season. Until Sunday, that is. After yet another stalled drive on offense, the Cowboys realized they were close enough for a 47-yard field goal. Maher, who hit a 57-yarder in preseason, marched out to prove himself as the successor to Mr. Bailey. He had good distance Womens Antwaun Woods Jersey , but the kick was to the right. Not only did it remind everyone of the fresh wound of Bailey’s release, but it took the air out of a team that desperately needed points, and kept the score at 10-0 with just under three minutes left in the third quarter. Dak Prescott fumbles in crunch timeWhen the offense finally woke up, Dak Prescott executed a good option pitch to Ezekiel Elliott to score, and then ran in for a two-point conversion. Another defensive stop gave Dallas the ball with just under two minutes to go in the game and down 16-8. Prescott had a golden opportunity to lead a touchdown drive and get a two-point conversion to tie it up and go into overtime. Instead, on third and seven, Prescott ended up scrambling out of the pocket and Mario Addison sacked him from behind, simultaneously knocking the ball loose. Captain Munnerlyn fell on the ball to seal the game, and Week One was over.