It was the third loss of the season for the Dallas Cowboys but this one hurt the most. On the road against the one-loss Philadelphia Eagles, the Cowboys had their sights set on first place. A win would put them just a half-game out and with the tiebreaker — and Philly being on a bye in Week 10 — they could have taken the top spot with a win next week over the Giants.
They weren't able to set that up, unfortunately, with the Eagles securing a 28-23 victory. Even with the loss, there was a lot to take away from this one — both good and bad — for Dallas. That's what we focus on now with the Week 9 studs and duds.
Cowboys Stud: KaVontae Turpin
Last week, KaVontae Turpin had a huge kick return that helped set the offense up with a short field. He also had a punt return for a touchdown but that one didn't count as Nahshon Wright was called for a penalty on the return.
This week, he picked up where he left off. Turpin's first return came in the first quarter and he nearly got the ball to midfield with a 47-yard run back. That drive ended with a touchdown from Jake Ferguson, which tied the game up at 14.
He was then on the field for Dallas in a critical situation in the second quarter. Facing a third-and-goal, Dak Prescott threw a pass to Turpin in the end zone and he was able to haul it in for his second receiving touchdown (third overall) of the year.
Turpin even showed off some impressive awareness on the play. After the score, the catch was reviewed on replay since the ball moved after he had his hands on it. Turpin was deemed to have possession since he wisely put his left hand under the ball. Because of that, the officials ruled it a catch despite the movement.