6 takeaways from the Cowboys’ blowout win against the Commanders
5. The Dallas secondary is among one of the best in the league
The most talked about part of the defense is the pass rush, and rightfully so. However, this has led to some people completely ignoring what the secondary has been doing this season.
After Sunday, the team is sitting well within the top-10 in terms of passing yards allowed this season. Through four games, they have allowed just 684 passing yards and three receiving touchdowns, while intercepting four passes, two of those coming on Sunday.
Trevon Diggs recorded his second interception in as many games, while rookie fifth-round pick DaRon Bland also secured his first career pick. The secondary has been quietly very solid this season, allowing only 4.8 yards per attempt and a 61.3% opposing completion percentage.
On Sunday, the secondary continued its solid play, allowing only 170 yards through the air and four yards per attempt. They kept Carson Wentz to just a 59.5% completion percentage and didn’t allow a receiver to record over 45 yards on the day.