Following a big win over the Redskins, the Dallas Cowboys face a tough stretch of football. Could Dez Bryant be working his way out of Big D? Let’s discuss.
Since losing to the Denver Broncos in Week Two, the Dallas Cowboys have scored 30 or more points in four of their last five games.
The team was two points shy of 30 against the Cardinals in week three.
The offensive attack in Big D isn’t a problem. Does that not mesh well with Dez Bryant? Maybe.
Though, it is a problem when your star wide receiver is roaming the sidelines to remind everyone how uninvolved he is in the game. But more on that later.
Right now, let’s get to some rapid thoughts I had following the 33-19 over the Washington Redskins. Let me know your thoughts in the comment section too!
1. Rain, rain, go away!
It sure looked like the rainy weather would play a huge factor against the Cowboys after Ezekiel Elliott fumbled away his first carry.
Kudos to the kid for wrapping up the ball later. How did he respond? Oh, he just ran for 33 times on 150 yards. No biggie. And two touchdowns (almost three).
2. He tanks quarterbacks
I’m starting to buy into DeMarcus Lawrence and his marketing skills. D-Law and a hoodie that says tank is coming for you?
Count me in. In fact, if you’re reading this D-Law, send me one in a size medium. Thanks.
3. They should get their money back?
Give credit to Kirk Cousins.
Sure, he had to deal with new offensive lineman, rainy conditions, and butter fingers (looking at you Redskins’ receivers).
The “You like that” guy is getting some handsome money. But let’s be honest, I don’t think the team has a franchise quarterback with his erratic throws and interceptions.
What should Washington do? Well, from a Cowboys’ perspective, tag him again of course!
4. Dez Bryant doesn’t fight Josh Norman
Man, we missed out some good reality television. With Norman nursing his ribs, the cornerback didn’t shadow Bryant, and the NFL suffered for it.
We missed out on some drama. But, the Cowboys won, so it’s all good.
5. Is Dez Bryant working himself into a trade or what?
Bryant didn’t seem too happy on the sidelines. I wonder, with him roaming coach to coach, teammate to teammate, if the receiver is somehow working his way out of Dallas.
Bryant led the Cowboys with four catches, but that paled in comparison to Jamison Crowder for the Redskins. Crowder had nine receptions for 123 yards.
Dez is obviously a mega talent. And if Elliott is to get suspended for six games at some point, you have to believe number 88 would be a factor to bridge some weakness.
His constant crying and pouting doesn’t help the team, especially if the Cowboys end up forcing the ball into his hands.
Besides, this Cowboys team is a run first squad.
Bryant ranks 30th in the league with 32 receptions. Antonio Brown, from the Steelers, leads the way with 57 receptions. Brown has been targeted 94 times, which is first in the NFL.
Bryant is 11 stops behind Brown with 64 targets.
6. Here comes the Chiefs, Eagles and Falcons
You know, with all the injuries the Redskins had on offense, this game should not have been close. I’m not fooled by the 33-19 victory.
And neither should you.
The Dallas Cowboys had many chances to close the door. Kirk Cousins had no business to be on the field with a final shot. But that’s football. And, that’s who the Cowboys are, I guess.
Dallas will have no cardiac, second chances against elite teams. Advanced teams (see Chiefs, Eagles, Falcons) won’t play nice.
If the Cowboys are to take some games away, they must close doors faster and play error free. The yellow flags flying, followed by Jason Garrett clapping, just won’t do.
Don’t get me wrong — I’m happy about the last two victories. But let’s be real. The Cowboys beat a defeated San Francisco team and a battered Redskins squad.
The real test starts now.