Cowboys studs and duds: Secondary shines in preseason Week 3 win

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Nahshon Wright
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Stud: Nahshon Wright, CB

Nahshon Wright started off slow against Seattle before finding his footing. He was called for a pass interference on the opening drive and was hit with another in the second quarter — although that second flag was highly questionable. On that play, he seemed to be in position and when he turned his head to look for the ball, the players’ feet got tangled up.

The second-year cornerback didn’t allow this to ruin his night. He continued to fight through and wound up with an interception late in the second quarter.

On that play, he read Drew Lock’s eyes and came off his man and jumped in front of Penny Hart to snatch the ball away. Dallas was down 13-3 at the time, but Wright set them up for a touchdown right before the half, cutting the lead to three.

Dud: Isaac Alarcon, G

In the preseason opener, Isaac Alarcon was one of the few bright spots for Dallas. Their offensive line was bullied and flagged throughout the night in a one-sided affair. Since then, things have gone in a different direction, and Friday night was a rough one for him.

Alarcon allowed pressure up the middle on the opening drive that didn’t allow Cooper Rush to scan the field. The replay showed that KaVontae Turpin was running free after beating his man but Rush wasn’t able to get the ball off with the pressure in his face. On top of that, he was flagged twice for holding.

He suffered an injury in the fourth quarter, capping off a frustrating night for the young lineman.