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'Pissed off for sure': Dak Prescott, Cowboys respond after Chiefs turn tables on recipe for success

KANSAS CITY MO. — Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott stepped up to the podium in the tunnel of Arrowhead Stadium with his sweatpants tucked into crew socks. A message was written in black on white ribbed socks. It was encircled by his calves. The all-caps black letters read: “ATTITUDE IS FREE.”

But what exactly was the Cowboys’ attitude after they brought the league’s top scoring offense to Kansas City, only to leave without a touchdown or a win?

Mike McCarthy, the head coach declared that Dallas fell to 7-3. However, it was not defeated by now 7-4 Chiefs.

“Never discouraged,” Prescott added. “But pissed off for sure.”

The Cowboys’ offensive shortcomings were sufficient to piss off Prescott. His yards per pass attempt fell from 8.2 through eight games to 4.5 vs. an aggressive Chiefs defense, Dallas’ total offensive production down from its 433.9 yards per-game clip to 276. Dallas was leading the league in points scored per game with 31.6. Chiefs Nation was surrounded and the visitors managed just 9. And Sunday’s story wasn’t about the Cowboys defense failing to get off the field and the offense short on opportunities. There were many opportunities, but they weren’t taken. Nine possessions were not scored by the Cowboys. Three of these possessions ended in turnovers.

“Our offense didn’t hold up our end of the bargain,” said Cowboys right guard Zack Martin, a victim among many on Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones’ 3.5-sack day. “It…




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