The Dallas Cowboys could have buried one of the teams that have been a thorn in their side for years in Week 10 with a win. So naturally, they blew it.
Despite a 14-point lead late in the fourth quarter, the Cowboys fell to the Green Bay Packers in overtime allowing them to end a five-game losing streak while staying alive in the NFC Wild Card race.
After the loss, it’s time to again take stock of this team, beginning with a couple of young defenders who are headed in opposite directions.
Cowboys Week 11 stock report
Stock Up: Sam Williams, EDGE
Rookie Sam Williams started out slow but has taken off over the past two games. Against the Chicago Bears, he recorded two sacks and had another one against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers in Week 10.
Dallas took a lot of deserved heat for the way they botched the Randy Gregory contract this offseason but they rebounded nicely with the addition of Williams. With Micah Parsons and DeMarcus Lawrence also playing well, Williams could be exactly what they need to round out their front seven.
Stock Down: Kelvin Joseph, Cornerback
When Anthony Brown was lost to a concussion, Kelvin Joseph stepped in and things got worse — which is saying something considering Brown was being embarrassed by Christian Watson. Joseph, a second-round pick in 2021, was supposed to develop into a starter opposite Trevon Diggs but has mainly been a special teams player through the first two seasons.
His inability to stick with a rookie who was struggling for the first nine weeks of the season about sums things up for the Kentucky product — and if he doesn’t turn things around quickly, this could be the position Dallas targets in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft.