The first drive for the Cowboys against the Rams couldn't have been scripted better which leads to the problem. The Cowboys thought that they were going to coast it from there. Cowboys kickoff to the Rams and the Rams return it to the 35 yard line and give their offense decent field position. Rams were stopped on third down and it seemed like the Cowboys were about to get the ball, but wait there is a penalty against the Cowboys and this gives the Rams a 1st down and new life. A couple of plays later the Rams score on a touchdown pass and you have both the corner and safety look and point at each other. Obviously, they didn't remain in their zone responsibilty and the end result is a touchdown. This was followed by two turnovers that the Rams utilzed to bury the Cowboys. They saw their prey down and they went for the throat. I could add more, but you get the picture.
All of these mistakes are the end result of a team that lacks discipline. The Cowboys coaching staff looked lost especially Coach Phillips and his defensive coordinator. During the 2nd half on a punt return Keith Davis knocks one of the Rams into next year and there was no excitement, nobody went to congratulate him. Not only do the Cowboys lack discipline, but they lack a pulse. Given one game doesn't make a season, but this has been a disturbing pattern that has developed over the last 3 weeks.
I've read all of the comments and blogs regarding the Roy Williams trade and what a lot of folks don't understand is that this guy brings some serious football pedigree to the locker room and the field. Williams is a graduate from Permian H.S. and UT and the guy is not used to losing. That is the only problem that he had with the Lions. Hopefully, he can be the spark that the Cowboys need.