Following the Dallas Cowboys 33-19 victory over the Washington Redskins at home, here are five Cowboys whose stock is on the rise.
The Dallas Cowboys entered a stormy FedExField on Sunday afternoon and after a battle with both the Washington Redskins and the inclement weather, came out with an all important divisional win.
The victory cemented the 4-3 Cowboys into second place in the NFC East, as America’s Team continues to chase the streaking 7-1 Philadelphia Eagles. Following Dallas’ victory over their longtime divisional rivals, here are five players whose stock should be on the rise in Big “D” this morning.
Tyrone Crawford, Defensive End
Finally surrounded by a plethora of defensive playmakers, Tyrone Crawford is benefiting from all the extra attention players like DeMarcus Lawrence and David Irving are garnering. His play at right defensive end has been a revelation, having recorded a sack in four of his last five games. Against the Redskins on Sunday, Crawford blocked a field goal that was the play of the game. The 27-year old is simply playing the best football of his career right now.
Orlando Scandrick, Cornerback
Whether it was making a key tackle, rushing the quarterback or running back a blocked field goal 86 yards to the Washington four-yard line, veteran cornerback Orlando Scandrick had one of the best performances of his 10-year career in the Cowboys victory over the Redskins on Sunday. The 30-year old appears to playing at the level he was prior to the devastating knee injury he suffered back in 2015.
Mike Nugent, Kicker
You have to admit. When new kicker Mike Nugent missed on that 49-yard field goal attempt early in the second quarter that it appeared Dallas had made the wrong choice on whom to replace the injured Dan Bailey with. But Nugent would go on to connect on his next four field goal attempts in an ever increasing rain storm. The 13-year veteran proved his grit with his 15-point performance.
Byron Jones, Safety
It’s been a long time coming, but safety Byron Jones finally got his first interception of the season. And it turned out to be a pick six that sealed the Cowboys victory over their divisional rivals, the Redskins. Now in his third season in Dallas, Jones has just two career interceptions to his name. Hopefully, this latest takeaway opens up the flood gates for the talented defensive back.
Jonathan Cooper, Guard
Former first round bust, offensive guard Jonathan Cooper, continues to build positive performances on top of each other. Cooper has been a mauler in the run game for Dallas and his confidence seems to grow with every outing. It appears the Cowboys have really found themselves a solid starter at left guard after all.