Monday, September 17, 2012
DeMarcus Ware: There are little things to correct
By Calvin Watkins
IRVING, Texas -- After watching the tape following the Cowboys 27-7 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware said he wasn't feeling as bad.
"I felt better because there's little things we could correct," he said. "Little small things that in the first half we did what we were supposed to do. But coming out in the second half, we're doing the same thing."
There is this perception that the Cowboys are not tough enough. Some of it stems from Ware and linebacker Sean Lee taking blindside hits and tight end Jason Witten taking two shots as he caught passes. Wide receiver Dez Bryant dropped a pass after taking a shot to the back.
"You look at the tape," Ware said. "There's a big difference. Each team made some plays, but they executed better than we did."
The two halves were totally different.
Running back Marshawn Lynch was held to just 22 yards in the first half and the Seahawks offense had five first downs and a total of 118 yards. When the game was over, Lynch had rushed for 122 yards, Seattle had more first downs than Dallas, 20-17, and gained 315 total offensive yards.
"We just didn't execute the full 60 minutes," cornerback Brandon Carr said. "We got to be able to sustain the same intensity and execution throughout the whole game and not just the first half. The first half we put up a pretty good fight but the second half we had some breakdowns and they took advantage of it."