1. Kirk Cousins Was Dominated
Kirk Cousins has led a great Minnesota team. Justin Jefferson had arguably one of the best games of his career against Buffalo and Dalvin Cook has been a top-10 running back all year.
However, in Week 11 Cousins and the offense weren’t able to do anything against the Dallas defense. In fact, Cousins was sacked seven times, which is the most he’s ever been sacked in his career.
Those seven sacks mean the Cowboys have over 40 sacks on the season as a team, which proves the dominance of their pass rush.
After getting embarrassed both on the ground and in the air last week in Green Bay, the Dallas defense knew they had to turn things around and that’s exactly what they did. Cousins was virtually unable to do anything, which was clearly proven by Minnesota only being able to score three points on the night.
The most exciting part about this defense is the depth. There are so many players who are able to get after the quarterback. Today, DeMarcus Lawrence, Dante Fowler Jr., and Jayron Kearse had a single sack, and Micah Parsons and Dorance Armstrong each had two.
After getting embarrassed by Green Bay, this unit found a way to dominate again. This is the type of Cowboys football we hope to see moving forward with playoff football coming soon.