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CeeDee Lamb for the win!! What a game in New England. The Cowboys travelled to Foxborough with a 4-1 record, and looking to head into the bye week with 5 straight wins. Damien Harris punched it in from 4 yards out, to give the Pats an early lead. On the very next drive, Dak led the Cowboys on a 7 play drive, with him hitting Blake Jarwin from 1 yard out for the score. Late in the 3rd Quarter, Prescott hit CeeDee Lamb in the back of the end zone from 1 yard out, to give the Cowboys the lead. It was a beautiful throw, and it was even a better catch, as Lamb got both his feet in bounds.
Trevon Diggs was dealing with an ankle injury, and was listed as a game-time decision. Well, it was a good thing that he played. Late in the 4th Quarter, he intercepted Mac Jones, and took it the house, to give the Cowboys the lead. Diggs in the first player in the Super Bowl era, to record at least 7 Interceptions with multiple pick-sixes during thr first six games of the season. If Trevon Diggs doesn’t get your vote as Defensive Player of the Year, there’s something wrong. Nick Saban sure does look like a genius, moving Diggs to Cornerback from Wide Receiver. What’s cool to know is that the NFL’s Twitter account, changed their bio to “Trevon Diggs intercepted our bio”. Only special players, get treatment like that. On the very next play, Jones hit Kendrick Bourne, and he took it the distance, giving the lead back to New England. On that play, Bourne actually beat Diggs, en route to the end zone. Greg Zuerlein hit a 49 yard field goal with 20 seconds left, to push the game to overtime.
In overtime, the Patriots received the ball first, and punted shortly after. The Cowboys received the ball at their own 20 yard line and drove down the field. The Cowboys were in field goal range, but they had other plans. Prescott connected with Lamb on a 35 yard Touchdown, giving the Cowboys the victory, and extending their winning streak to 5 games.
Prescott suffered a calf injury on the last play of the game, when he hit Lamb for the game winner. He was seen in a walking boot on his right leg after the game. Dak said he will be fine, and he does get an extra week to rest, as the Cowboys are on a bye this week. It might be best, if he sits out the game on Halloween against Minnesota. You don’t want your Quarterback injured, on a run to the Playoffs. At the end of the day, I think Prescott will play, and I see the Cowboys coming out with a W.
Final Score: Dallas 30 Minnesota 17