The Dallas Cowboys were among the NFL’s best when they defeated the Denver Broncos on Sunday, completing 31 of 38 passes for 368 yards and four touchdowns.
They also racked up nine interceptions and one fumble recovery.
But their offensive play was lacking, and they struggled to score points.
Dallas had only one drive in the first half.
It was not until the final minute of the second quarter that the Cowboys did score, with Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott scoring on two plays.
Prescott also threw an interception in the fourth quarter, which allowed the Broncos to go up 14-0 with just under 10 minutes to play.
“We had a couple of opportunities to score,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said.
“But we just didn’t capitalize.”
It wasn’t the only time the Cowboys struggled to execute in the second half.
Dak Prescott was sacked twice in the third quarter.
“I thought we were playing a good game, but they took some plays off,” Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott said.
The Cowboys played in front of a sellout crowd of 16,541 for the game.
The Broncos beat the Cowboys for the first time since 2007.
The teams will meet again Sunday in Denver, where Denver beat the Dallas Cowboys in Week 1.
Cowboys quarterback Kellen Moore said he thought the offense could have done a better job.
“They threw a lot of passes, and that’s what you have to do to win,” Moore said.
He added that he thought “we’re just a little bit better” than last week.
Prescott’s play was not great Sunday.
He threw three interceptions and fumbled twice.
His receivers, especially Elliott, struggled.
Prescott had only two catches for 28 yards, but the Cowboys were able to run the ball well.
The second half wasn’t as bad for the Cowboys as it was for the Broncos, who were able do little else.
They lost their third straight game, and Prescott will be in the concussion protocol after Sunday’s game.