Dallas Cowboys Week 4: The good, the bad, and the ugly

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Dallas Cowboys: The Bad

If we are being honest, the Dallas Cowboys put this game away with one amazing quarter, led by two players specifically. Defensive end Randy Gregory wrecked the game, constantly hounding the opposing quarterback. On the outside, cornerback Trevon Diggs continued his great play, picking off two passes on back-to-back drives.

The third quarter saw a game in which Dallas trailed by one at half to lead by 19 going into the final stanza. After that, things were not so great. Diggs left the game with some back soreness. This was thankfully precautionary, but it seemed like his exit, plus the score, allowed this team to go into cruise control. That’s not how things work in the NFL.

Carolina had no problem reminding the Cowboys of this fact. The Panthers put up touchdowns on back-to-back drives, closing the gap to one score. If not for the above “good” of the Cowboys rushing attack, things had the opportunity to go very bad.

Moving forward, this team will need to keep their foot on the gas for all sixty minutes. There are several good teams left on this schedule and things might not go the same way if the situation arises again.