Matt Cassel cuts out the turnovers, but can’t move the ball
In Week 7, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Matt Cassel shouldered a lot of blame for the team's loss after he threw three interceptions. In the team's Week 8 13-12 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, Cassel cut out the turnovers, but he also failed to move the ball.
Cassel finished just 13 of 25 for 97 passing yards and no touchdowns. It was the first time all season that a Cowboys quarterback had been held under 100 yards passing.
If not for Cassel's 43 rushing yards on four carries, including this 24-yard scamper, the Cowboys would have been limited to even less points.
In part due to Cassel's inability to threaten the defense down the field, the Cowboys' run game was shut down. Just one week after bursting onto the scene with an 100-yard rushing game, running back Darren McFadden was limited to just 64 rushing yards on 20 carries.