The Ravens became the ninth straight team to lose to the Cowboys on Sunday when they saw a halftime tie turn into a two-touchdown Cowboy lead in the second half and failed to do enough to get back into the game.
A big part of the reason for the 27-17 loss was the disparity in time of possession in the second half. The Cowboys had the ball for more than 20 minutes on three scoring drives while the Ravens punted the ball away both times they had it in the third quarter. Despite those signs that the Cowboys were the better team on Sunday, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco wasn’t so sure.
“We should beat this team,” Flacco said in his postgame press conference. “We should beat this team and I’m not kidding. … I felt like we should’ve scored a lot more points than we did today. There was obviously reasons for it, we’ll go back and look at the film because the reality of it is that we didn’t. But I feel we could have.”
Flacco said the offense isn’t able to put defenses on their heels enough with what they have, but it’s unlikely the team’s makeup is going to change. The Ravens have also already fired their offensive coordinator, so there’s only so much tweaking left to be done at this point in the season. That leaves it on the players on the field and they couldn’t do enough this weekend.