After their latest win, are the Dallas Cowboys really back?
Defense Wins Championships
The Dallas Cowboys defense had enjoyed a very good game on Sunday. They looked great, and the stats just back up what we all saw. There are two stats that I saw and just put a really big smile on my face.
The first stat is that quarterback Carson Wentz was held to under 200 passing yards and held to one touchdown. It is always a good job when you keep the opposing quarterback under 200 yards. One reason for this could be a result of getting sacked three times.
Having Wentz on his heels is what allowed the defense to hold up the Eagles offense. Defensive ends DeMarcus Lawrence and Robert Quinn have shown just how effective they can play together.
Another important stat that came out of this game on Sunday was the four turnovers that Dallas forced. Three of them were fumble recoveries and one of them was an interception. Dallas only forced five turnovers so far this season before Sunday.
Sean Lee almost picked off a pass in the fourth quarter which would have put the total turnovers for Dallas’ defense at five for the day. So, what Dallas did on Sunday as far as forcing turnovers on Sunday was equal to the rest of the season by stats.
Turnovers are something Dallas’ defense has had to work on for the past couple of years. Seeing a game like this is great because it shows how the defense is continuing to get better.