The Cowboys allowed 498 yards and 32 first downs in the loss. They made backup quarterback Josh McCown look like an MVP candidate, allowing him to throw for 348 yards and four touchdowns. There was nothing positive to say about their defense.
On ESPN’s postgame show, Ray Lewis stated the obvious about Dallas’ defense, saying they might have one of the worst defenses in the NFL.
“Taking no credit away from [McCown], but when you think about who he played against, that may be one of the worst defenses in the NFL today,” Lewis said. “You see how they were just out of position. Nobody communicating. The balls that they had an opportunity to make interceptions … they could have made three interceptions.
“When you think about the Dallas Cowboys, when you look at them as a total team, there is no balance there. I think Tony Romo had a pretty good night, but everything else was just bad.”
Despite calling them one of the worst defenses in the league, Lewis’ thoughts on the Cowboys seemed tame compared to Emmitt Smith.
The former Cowboys legend tweeted his disgust for the defense all night. This is how his thoughts unfolded as the game progressed: