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This Cowboys team, impressed a lot of people with their performance on opening night, against the defending Super Bowl Champions. Dak Prescott picked up right where he left off, hitting CeeDee Lamb for a 19 yard Touchdown in the 1st Quarter. He connected with Amari Cooper 13 times, 2 of them were for Touchdowns. Dak is back, ladies and gentlemen. Even though the Defense gave up 31 points, I thought they played okay. The Bucs leading rusher was Fournette with 32 yards. Before the Bucs kicked the game winning field goal, their was a questionable no pass interference call on Chris Godwin. The Bucs were then in FG position, and Succop kicked the game winner. The Cowboys were right with the Bucs every step of the way, but couldn’t leave Tampa with the W. There’s lots of positives to be taken from this game, and I’m happy with the way the Cowboys played. This should foreshadow, what’s to come this season for the Cowboys.
The Cowboys then travelled to Los Angeles to take on the Chargers. I knew this game was going to be close, and it was. Tony Pollard carried the ball 13 times, for 109 yards, and scored a Touchdown. Zeke had 71 yards rushing on 16 carries, and scored a TD. Surprising that Pollard had more rushing yards than Zeke eh? Justin Herbert only threw for 1 Touchdown pass, and he also threw 2 Interceptions. Trevon Diggs, and Damontae Kazee both picked off Herbert. This Defense has improved so much, and Dan Quinn deserves a lot of credit. Dak didn’t throw for a Touchdown, but he didn’t need to. Later on in the season, their going to look back on this game, and know how important it was, to come out with a win.
The Eagles came to town last Monday night, for an NFC East clash. Division games are always important, especially in the NFC East. The Cowboys got off to a good start, with Elliott punching it in from a yard out, on the opening drive of the game. Prescott fumbled on their next drive in the end zone, and Hargrave recovered it for a Touchdown. The Cowboys never looked back, scoring 5 of the last 7 Touchdowns, highlighted by Trevon Diggs’ pick 6 in the 3rd Quarter. What’s interesting to know on his pick 6, the Quarterback, Wide Receiver (Smith), and Cornerback all went to Alabama. Pretty cool isn’t it? I wonder if that has ever happened before. Prescott had a great game, throwing for 3 Touchdowns, with no Interceptions. Lamb and Cooper didn’t even have great games, and they still won by 20 points. That’s saying something.
The Panthers rolled into AT&T Stadium 3-0. Their win against Houston came with a cost, with Christian McCaffrey suffering a hamstring injury, which made him sit out. The Panthers went into halftime with a 14-13 lead, and then the Cowboys turned it on. Less than 5 minutes in the 3rd Quarter, Prescott hit Cooper down the sideline, for a 35 yard Touchdown. 3 minutes later, Prescott hit Schultz for a 6 yard Touchdown. Then he hit, Wilson for a 23 yard Touchdown, extending their lead 33-14. That’s one of the best quarters of Football from the Cowboys, I have seen in a little while. Darnold hit D.J. Moore twice for Touchdowns, but it wasn’t enough, as the Cowboys took this one 36-28. I’m really impressed with Trevon Diggs. He’s had an Interception in every game this seaosn, including 2 in this game. He leads the NFL in Interceptions, and right now, he would get my vote as Defensive Player of the Year. He’s really taken his game to another level. His WR experience, really shows up in his game. He’s only going to get better and better. The sky’s the limit for this kid.
The Giants are coming to town, after their first win Sunday on the road against New Orleans. NFC East games are always fun, especially when these 2 square off. It’s a little bit of a trap game for Dallas, but I expect them to take care of business.
Final score: New York 17 Dallas 38