Cowboys vs. Washington: 3 things before Thanksgiving clash

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports)
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Dallas Cowboys, Leighton Vander Esch
Dallas Cowboys outside linebacker Leighton Vander Esch (55) (Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports) /

2. This Dallas Cowboys team is capable of competing and dare I say … beating anybody

Listen, we have been subjected to some bad football as Dallas Cowboys fans this year. You can say it, it’s alright. Be honest with yourself.

On Sunday though, that was a different team. As stated earlier, the offense was electric, dynamic, and multiple. Cowboys’ running backs Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard were rushing the rock like the explosive backs that they are.

The three-headed … or multi-headed monster, if you include the dynamic tight ends, that is the Cowboys receiving corps were on full display. Everybody got involved in the action.

Yes, rookie wide receiver CeeDee Lamb had the catch of the day with his falling one-handed grab for a touchdown (not to be outdone and to give credit where it’s due, Vikings’ wideout Adam Thielen’s was pretty nice too), but the entire group of Cowboys pass-catchers were on their games Sunday.

From CeeDee to Michael Gallup to Amari Cooper or from Blake Bell to Dalton Schultz, the Cowboys pass-catching group was active and engaged on Sunday evening. They made the plays that needed to be made at the biggest moments in the game.

We’ve already talked about the quarterback and the defense a little because they were awesome as well. Here’s who we haven’t talked about though.

Right guard Zack Martin kicking to the outside to right tackle was a marvelous move. There can’t be a coincidence between the Cowboys and Zeke having one of their most explosive days on the ground this year after he moved out there to the right tackle position.

That can’t be irony. If it is, I won’t believe that it was a fluke until I see it not happen. That’s how convincing Sunday’s performance was.

Again, this Cowboys team has a long way to go to even climb back into the thing. This isn’t saying that they are going to make a run from here either. What I am saying though is this.

If this Dallas Cowboys team is going to show up and be this team every game, week in and week out from here on out, then that means problems for their opponents if they thought that the Cowboys week was a dressed rehearsal-bye week. This Cowboys team… playing as they played on Sunday, can beat anybody in the league and the rest of the teams on their schedule better realize it.