Cowboys studs and duds Week 10: Dak Prescott falters when needed most

Cowboys, Dak Prescott. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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Cowboys, DeMarcus Lawrence. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) /

Stud: DeMarcus Lawrence, EDGE

With Micah Parsons playing out of his mind over the past two seasons, it’s easy to forget about how good DeMarcus Lawrence is. The former second-round pick out of Boise State has been the leader of this defense for years and while he might not fill up the stat sheet the way Parsons can, he still makes elite plays.

That happened in the second quarter against the Packers when he broke through the offensive line and was able to sack Aaron Rodgers. He didn’t just take Rodgers down though, as he also forced a fumble, giving his offense the ball on the Green Bay 10.

Dallas did nothing with the great field position as Dak Prescott threw a terrible pick in the end zone but that doesn’t take away from the impact play out of Lawrence.

Lawrence continued to play well in the second half, making a tackle for a loss followed by drawing a holding flag. He set his team up with a second-and-22 but Kelvin Joseph was beaten by Sammy Watkins, which again wasted D-Law’s efforts.

Dud: Anthony Brown, CB

Early in the game, Anthony Brown was bailed out by Christian Watson as he dropped two passes where he had position on Brown. That wasn’t the case after Prescott threw a pick in the end zone.

With the door open for Green Bay, Aaron Rodgers aired it out for Watson and again, he had Brown beat. This time, it was caught as he was able to bring in a 58-yard touchdown pass to tie the game up at seven.

Brown suffered a concussion on that play, adding injury to insult, as it was a game to forget all around.