The Dallas Cowboys didn’t look good in their loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sept. 15. After putting up over 30 points in their win against the New York Giants the week before, they only managed one touchdown and their defense couldn’t stop the Chiefs from driving the field.
With the tough loss in the books, here is a look at the five Dallas Cowboys’ players of the game for week two.
While the Tony Romo ran offense played horribly in the second half, and the quarterback made some very bad decisions, the one player to shine in this game was receiver Dez Bryant. Unfortunately, most of his numbers came in the first half of play. Bryant finished with nine receptions for 141 yards and a touchdown. Only four of those receptions came in the second half, and only one came after Kansas City took the lead.
It is a tough game when the kicker is the second person that people think of for a player of the game award. Bailey was automatic in this game, hitting all three of his field goal attempts in the game. What was most impressive is that the first was from 51 yards and the third was from 53.
The Kansas City Chiefs moved the ball at will, and no one really was there to stop them, but that was almost all running the ball and on small precision passes. Safety Barry Church was there to make sure that none of those breaks in the defensive line turned into big scores. Church finished with seven tackles, all of them solo.
While he was part of the defensive line that couldn’t seem to stop either Jamaal Charles or Alex Smith from running for first downs all game, he wasn’t horrible. Ware was held without a sack in week one, but finished this game with two sacks, two quarterback hits, and two solo tackles, both for a loss.
Hatcher also had a really nice game, with six solo tackles, two for a loss, one sack, one pass defensed and a quarterback hit. Overall, the defense failed Dallas, allowing the Kansas City Chiefs to control the clock the entire game, but there were solid players throughout the game. It just wasn’t enough to win.