After a victory at home versus the Giants, the Dallas Cowboys take their show on the road to face another formidable defense. Here’s what to watch for…
Last week, the Dallas Cowboys treated home fans to a retribution of sorts, dismantling the New York Giants 19-3. The win was somewhat unexpected in the way of how it transpired.
While it was not shocking to see Dallas score just 19 points, no one would have thought they would hold a team to just three defensively.
While I would not expect that trend to continue, I would not consider it an aberration either. The Cowboys did a lot of good things defensively.
Young players such as linebackers Jaylon Smith and cornerbacks Anthony Brown and Chidobe Awuzie came to play. Defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence looked better than ever. Meanwhile, star linebacker Sean Lee was Sean Lee.
Offensively, if not for a couple of errant Dak Prescott throws, those 19 points could have been much more. Still, Prescott looks to have a veteran’s command of the offense in just his second year. Then there’s the straw that stirs the drink for the Cowboys, Ezekiel Elliott.
Even though Elliott didn’t score a touchdown or break any big runs, he did exactly what you need him to do.
Constant body blows to the Giants defense wore them down. Thanks to his 24 carries and 104 yards, Dallas was able to maintain four drives of nine or more plays.