All the news heading into the game was about Tom Brady and his last possible season opener. Whether or not it is, one thing is for certain, he will retire having never lost to the Cowboys, making this his 7th win against the world’s most expensive franchise.

Theoretically, Brady & the Bucs can meet the Cowboys in the playoffs but that looks as thin as a rail as a mix of horrible offensive display plus the injury to Dak Prescott making this season a lost cause already.

Here are the top 5 takeaways from the game.

  1. Amariless Cowboys
Cooper with the Browns; colors dont seem to match.

The Dallas Cowboys offense look spineless without Amari Cooper. With Michael Gallup unavailable for the first quarter of the season, this team lacks a vertical threat. You are either struggling or have not depth if Noah Brown is your most productive WR. HE accumulated 68 yards from5 catches. TE Dalton Schultz had 7 catches but he did all he could. Their WR1 CeeDee Lamb had a paltry 2 catches for 29 yards. Without Dak, this receiving corp will be looking for as much help as possible from the O Line that heavily struggled.

2. O-Line Struggles

With the major injury news of All Pro LT Tyron Smith during the off season, the Cowboys O Line was already thin. It got worse as Connon McGovern limped off during the first drive with an apparent ankle injury. Rookie Tyler Smith did okay but overall, this Line is already under immense pressure and with Cooper Rush under center, expect more chaos in the coming weeks.

3. Unprepared

The Cowboys started where the left off against the Niners last season with the continuation of terrible discipline. Mike McCarthy led side had 10 penalties for a total of 73 yards. Not as much as against the Niners(14 for 89) but pretty bad compared to the Bucs 5 for 25.

4. Hotseat

Mike McCarthy was given a vote of confidence at the end of the season but he has barely any credit left in the bank. With Sean Payton available, it won’t make too many of these displays for Jerry Jones to pull the plug and hire his much beloved former employee.

5. Lost Cause

With Cowboys being the only losers on Gameday 1 in the NFC East, it looks like we will go yet another year without back to back winners in the NFC East. Giants came back to secure an unbelievable win at Tennessee whereas Commanders brushed off the Jaguars. Bookies’ favorites Eagles overcame a resilient Eagles side. Dak will undergo surgery to repair his injured hand which means he will be out for 4-6 weeks. By the time he get back, the Cowboys will probably be looking at the mirror during halloween.

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