4 unsung heroes from Cowboys thrilling TNF win vs Seahawks

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2. Jourdan Lewis, CB

While DaRon Bland took the mantle on Thursday, Jourdan Lewis has in many ways been public enemy No. 1 on the Cowboys defense this season. It's clear his gruesome foot injury from last season has hindered his play, but if you're on the field you're expected to perform and Lewis has been a liability in the slot all year.

To say Dallas' defense couldn't come up with a stop to save their life would be an understatement. They didn't force a single punt and were cooked by Geno Smith to the tune of 334 passing yards and 3 touchdowns.

The defense did show up late, however, and Lewis was right at the center of it with not one, but two pass breakups on third down in the fourth quarter. Both reps were against Seahawks rookie receiver Jaxon Smith-Njiba, who gave the Cowboys fits all night and finished with a career-high seven catches for 62 yards.

The Cowboys don't win the game if not for Lewis coming up big in those moments. We'd argue there isn't a player on the roster who deserved that moment more than Lewis given all the criticism he's taken for his performance post-foot surgery.

Hopefully this is a sign of things to come for J-Lew.