After their latest win, are the Dallas Cowboys really back?
The Dallas Cowboys had lost three games in a row and were set to play the Eagles this past Sunday. Dallas won, but are them ‘Boyz really back?
The Dallas Cowboys found themselves in a very bad situation, being on the brink of losing the lead of the NFC East. The matchup this past Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles was crucial for both teams.
Thankfully, Dallas was able to rediscover their offense and regain full control of the division. Back in 1992, former coach Jimmy Johnson said his viral line “How ’bout them Cowboys!” After demolishing the Eagles, are them ‘Boyz back?
Dak Prescott is looking deep
Of course, anytime we analyze how a football team performs, we need to take a look at the quarterback. Dak Prescott had enjoyed picking apart the Eagles defense. Sure, his stats weren’t off the charts good, but he did enjoy quite a good game.
One thing that stands out to me the most is his 77 percent completion percentage. He was doing a great job of deciding what was the best thing to do and executing on that decision. Plays like the touchdown pass to tight end Blake Jarwin and the over-the-shoulder pass to Amari Cooper should give Dallas fans hope that Dak is back.
One flaw Dak had early in his career was deep throws. Well, on Sunday he averaged 8.85 yards per passing attempt. Sure, it doesn’t blow you away, but it’s better than any season before this year in his career.
The main point of emphasis on the yards per pass attempt is that he is actually trying and executing deeper passes. Dak only threw for one touchdown, but he also rushed for one.
One interception was thrown by Prescott, which was a deep pass into the endzone to receiver Tavon Austin. I would consider this a bad interception since he was in double coverage and it did not look like Austin had much of a chance to make a play on the ball. Other than that play, Dak played great.