Dallas Cowboys-related Tweet of the Week: @DezBryant: “Since I play for the Cowboys can I also be a die hard fan or do I not count lol”
Wow. Raise your hand if you saw the Cowboys laying that big of a beatdown on the Bills on Sunday. If your arm is in the air, I have a very hard time believing you. There were even staff writers on the Landry Hat who predicted us to lose (I was not one of them). I can honestly say I was just as shocked watching the game as I was happy with the mammoth victory. Every aspect of the team was clicking on all cylinders, and by the end, the Bills looked like they didn’t know what had hit them. It was certainly one of the best games in recent memory, and it can definitely be a big momentum builder going deeper in November and the playoff push.
Offense: What’s left to say about this unit? Romo had a record breaking day with 23/26, 270 yards, and 3 touchdowns, Murray had 135 yards and a touchdown (including 6 receptions for 36 yards), Dez had 74 yards and a touchdown, Robinson had 73 yards and two touchdowns, and Witten had 5 catches to push him into 3rd on the all-time list for receptions by a tight end. This was not only the ‘Good Tony Romo’ that we have seen, this was the ‘Perfect Tony Romo.’ It’s obvious that the emergence of Murray has helped Tony feel more comfortable in the pocket, and Garrett’s play-calling fit everyone to a T (that’s what happens when everything works out).
Defense: Yes, Ware opened the game up with a sack. Yes, the unit only gave up 7 points. Yes, they forced four turnovers, including a pick-six by Newman. But, take a look at the tape again, and you will see there were times the Bills were able to easily move the ball down the field. Fitzpatrick overthrew some balls that would have picked up big chunks of yards. Fred Jackson fumbled, but still had a 100-yard game. I understand the Redskins’ offense is (to be polite) ‘less than stellar,’ but they still do have some playmakers. Rob Ryan cannot rest on his laurels.
Special Teams: Now can you see why I started my article last week with Dan Bailey?! Not only was he perfect again, but I could’ve swore his field goals didn’t have a fade on them at all. And he only had two kickoffs that weren’t touchbacks. So long, Buehler. CJ Spiller did average over 30 yards on his kickoff returns, but let’s not nitpick on little details.
Obviously, this was a very convincing win. Maybe now all those sports analyst haters will start to notice the ‘Boys and show them some more respect (even though I did see people on ESPN say the Texans’ win was more convincing. Against the Bucs? Really?). However, we’ve all seen this team play amazing and then totally revert back to old ways next week. May I remind you we are entering a division rival’s stadium next week. That is never easy and I’m sure they all know it. But, the Cowboys certainly have the big edge with talent alone to secure a big win away from home.