"The only thing I can say I'm really, really shocked about was our ability to not be able to run the ball at all," said former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin. "It was just something that Denver had said, 'We're not going to let Dallas do.'"
Per the Dallas Morning News, Irvin joined the GBag Nation of 105.3 The Fan to talk Sunday's devastating loss to the Denver Broncos.
Irvin continued to say the Cowboys "got played."
"They had the game plan, and we got played. You still made plays in the passing game, Witten caught a touchdown, Dez caught a touchdown, but those were so few and far between from what we've been seeing. Without a steady running game to get more possessions, get more first downs, easy third-down situations, we were in tough third-down situations all day long. With that no-fly zone, they're good on the front end and the back end.
"I myself want to just throw that game away. Don't put too much on it. It's an AFC team, you'll see them down the road again but just put that aside. I don't see anything good out of it.
"I want us to get out of 'OK we're nowhere near as good as we thought we were.' Let's make sure we get back to the drawing board to fix these situations so they never happen again.
"I want to scare you to continue to work hard and get back on edge and stay on edge throughout the season."
Denver beat the Cowboys 42-17.'s 103-yard interception return for a touchdown with 53 seconds left was the final indignity for the Cowboys (1-1), who watched end a career-long five-game sackless streak by dumping twice.