Jaguars DE Calais Campbell says loss to Cowboys ‘as ugly as it gets’
The Jacksonville Jaguars were dominated by the Dallas Cowboys in Week 6. Defensive tackle Calais Campbell was not shy about expressing his distaste for the loss.
Jacksonville sputtered in nearly all facets of the game en route to a 7-40 loss. According to Daniel Popper of The Athletic, Campbell could not have imagined them playing much worse:
“This was as ugly as it gets,” defensive lineman Calais Campbell said.
Calais Campbell is not the only player to voice his frustration. Defensive lineman Malik Jackson is among the slew of players that have shared the same sentiment. It is difficult to argue looking at the final numbers.
The Jaguars faced a tough test against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 5. Fortunately, they were poised for a bounce-back game against a lackluster Cowboys offense. This group had ranked 28th in points per drive and had the ninth-most three-and-outs in the league going into this matchup. Their struggles had raised serious questions regarding Dak Prescott’s status as the franchise quarterback moving forward. However, Dallas certainly managed to find its footing against Jacksonville.
There is no question that their struggles on defense were magnified by their abysmal offense. There is serious concern about quarterback Blake Bortles’ ability to lead this team. However, this does not nullify the fact that the Jaguars still pride themselves on their defense. Unfortunately, they have looked extremely vulnerable as of late after allowing 70 points over the last two weeks. Things will not get any easier when they square off against a talented Houston Texans offense in Week 7.