On Sunday night, the Dallas Cowboys were in desperate need of a win against the Philadelphia Eagles in order to keep their playoff hopes alive. With just under two minutes left in the game, the Cowboys had the ball on the Eagles’ 15-yard line, needing just a few yards to set up a game-winning field goal attempt. Unfortunately, the Cowboys were unable to convert, and they ended up losing the game, thanks in large part to the performance of tight end Dalton Schultz.
Schultz, who had been filling in for injured starter Blake Jarwin, was supposed to be the Cowboys’ safety valve on their final drive. However, he ended up being a disaster, as he dropped two passes that would have put the Cowboys in a position to win the game. On the first play of the drive, Schultz dropped a wide-open pass that would have moved the Cowboys into the red zone. On the very next play, he dropped another pass that would have put the Cowboys in a much better position to attempt a game-winning field goal.
The drops were especially costly, as the Cowboys were in a position to win the game with just a few yards. Instead, they ended up turning the ball over on downs, and the Eagles were able to run out the clock to secure the win.
Schultz’s performance was a huge disappointment for the Cowboys, and it was a major factor in their loss. He had been a reliable target for quarterback Dak Prescott throughout the game, but he was unable to come through when the team needed him most. It was a disastrous performance from the young tight end, and it ultimately cost the Cowboys a win.