Cowboys Dud: Peyton Hendershot, TE
On the Cowboys first drive of the third quarter, they moved right down the field looking to extend their 26-0 lead. At the New York 19, Dak Prescott dropped back on second-and-six and threw an absolute dime to backup tight end Peyton Hendershot.
There were defenders in the area but Prescott put it where only his guy could haul it in, and Hendershot had both hands on the ball. Unfortunately, he wasn't able to haul it in as the pass slipped right through his fingers and hit the turf.
Dallas did still go in for a touchdown but nearly had a major gaffe on the ensuing play. On third-and-six. Prescott dumped off a screen pass for Tony Pollard who gained the first down but then fumbled the ball. Tyler Biadasz was there to recover, which was the way things went all night for Dallas. Two plays later, Pollard was running the ball in from one-yard out to give his team the 33-0 lead with just over 10 minutes to go.
As a rookie in 2022, Hendershot had 11 receptions for 103 yards and two touchdowns. He was hopeful he would get more chances in 2023 with Dalton Schultz in Houston but was overshadowed by John Stephens, Jr. and might have only made it as the third tight end thanks to Stephens being injured in the preseason.
Hendershot isn't likely to get many opportunities this year and this was a golden one that he let slip right through his grasp.