2. The Cowboys offensive weapons are trending upward
Easily the most impressive part of the Wild Card win for Dallas was how the entire offense was clicking. They had several players rise to the occasion and when one option was taken away, another stepped up — prepared to make a big play.
Tony Pollard finished with 77 yards on just 15 carries and added 12 more yards as a receiver. His ability to keep the defense worried about the running game led to more room for the pass-catchers to work. Dalton Schultz was the main benefactor as he had 95 yards and two touchdowns.
However, he was far from alone. CeeDee Lamb had 68 yards on four receptions with a touchdown and Michael Gallup added 46 yards and an impressive touchdown on five receptions.
They even received a boost from Jake Ferguson, as the rookie tight end took a short pass and turned it into a 34-yard gain.
Dak Prescott has been getting the praise, which is well-deserved as he had 305 yards passing, 24 on the ground, and five total touchdowns. However, the fact that everyone answered the call was the most important factor.
That has to happen again as they’re going to be facing an elite defense this weekend. But with the confidence they were showing against Tampa Bay, it’s easy to believe that will be the case.