Dallas Cowboys Week 3: The good, the bad, and the ugly

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Final. 21. 54. 41. 123

It is very early on in the 2021 season, but the Dallas Cowboys have already had an eventful few games. After taking the Tampa Bay Buccaneers down to the wire in Week 1, Dallas did so once again in Week 2 versus the Los Angeles Chargers.

Thankfully, Week 2 produced a different result than Week 1. After such nail-biting outings, a blowout win sounded like a refreshing option. With the biggest divisional rival coming to Big D for a Monday Night Football matchup, such an outcome would be doubly sweet.

Just like the doctor ordered, the Cowboys dominated the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 3 with a 41-21 win that was not even that close. The victory was a total team effort as the Eagles had no answers for the Cowboys’ offense, meanwhile the Dallas defense kept Philly under wraps all night. Let’s take one last look back at Week 3 and discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly from Monday night.

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Dallas Cowboys: The good

Whenever there is a landslide victory, there is plenty of good to go around. We could talk about the beauty that is quarterback Dak Prescott’s command of this offense. We could even go with the running game which produced two different runners averaging over five yards per tote, For me, though, I am going to go with the progression of cornerback Trevon Diggs.

Last year, Diggs had a nice rookie season but there were definitely rookie moments. Regardless of what happened, Diggs battled and never backed down. This year, Diggs was one of the obvious standouts from training camp. Day in and day out, Diggs battled with receiver CeeDee Lamb in the ultimate “iron sharpening of iron” display.

All of this has translated into a breakout sophomore season. Diggs already has three interceptions in three games, tying Everson Walls for the best start from a Cowboys’ cornerback in over 35 years. On Monday night, Diggs made a house call, picking off Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts for a 59-yard interception return for a touchdown.

The Cowboys have struggled for a long-time to find a shutdown corner with game-changing ability. It is still super early in the season, but Diggs appears to be on his way to solving that conundrum.