We had 8 possessions last night...
Well, 9 if you count the last-ditch effort with 17 seconds left. I don't.
Of the 8 legit possessions, 2 ended thanks to 3rd down drops (Ogletree, Austin).
Another ended thanks to getting stuffed on 3rd and inches. A nice play by Atlanta but one that doesn't happen if the OL can execute for just a moment's time.
That's 3 possessions out of 8 that we just bumbled away on our own. That's 37.5% of our offense's opportunities.
And in each of those instances, we would have had a 1st down in Falcons territory. So that's up to 21 potential points that could've been.
We do this to ourselves seemingly every week. Collinsworth said it best after Miles' drop: "If you want to know the story of the 2012 Dallas Cowboys, it's plays like that."
Of the remaining 5 possessions, we scored 3 times. Not bad. Of course, 2 of those were mere field goals, but points are points.
If you're keeping score at home... of our 5 failed possessions, the Falcons stopped the Cowboys 2 times, while the Cowboys stopped the Cowboys 3 times.
And that's why we are where we are.