Dallas Cowboys Return to Action After Over 200 Days in Preseason Matchup
After a hiatus lasting over 200 days, the Dallas Cowboys made their highly anticipated return to the field on Saturday for the first of their three preseason games.
The Cowboys encountered their fair share of challenges, tallying three turnovers throughout the game.
The initial turnover occurred during a punt return handled by KaVontae Turpin. This misstep resulted in a fumble, which was promptly recovered by the Jacksonville team, leading to a swift six points on the board.
Dominating the early proceedings, the Jacksonville Jaguars secured the first 14 points of the game. However, it wasn’t until the waning moments of the first half, with just 15 seconds left, that Dallas managed to put their first seven points on the scoreboard.
At halftime, the Jaguars held a 14-7 advantage over the Cowboys. The third quarter saw a mere three points scored collectively by both teams. Then, in a decisive move, rookie running back Deuce Vaughn orchestrated a remarkable drive that culminated in his inaugural NFL touchdown. This pivotal play propelled the Cowboys into the lead for the first time in the game.
Despite their spirited effort, the Cowboys couldn’t maintain their lead. Subsequently, the Jaguars regained momentum and outperformed the Cowboys on the field.
Regrettably, Dallas concluded the game with a 28-23 loss, marking their fifth consecutive defeat in preseason opening matchups.