"Bullied" is the word going around social media to explain what the Buffalo Bills did to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. That's the only word necessary to describe what transpired as Buffalo steamrolled the Cowboys 31-10.
A scoreline that lopsided would suggest Bills quarterback Josh Allen sliced and diced the Cowboys secondary for 300 yards and three touchdowns. What makes the loss all the more embarrassing -- if that's even possible -- is the fact Allen didn't do much with his arm to contribute to the win.
The Bills made it a point to establish the run early with James Cook. Once Buffalo realized the Cowboys had zero answers to stop it, Buffalo rode Cook to victory. When all was said and done, Cook rushed for 179 yards and a TD on a whopping 7.2 yards per attempt.
It's like we said: Allen didn't have to do much.
Fully aware of this, Allen had a witty quote for reporters postgame that underlines just how embarrassing the Cowboys performance was.
Josh Allen's postgame quote adds more embarrassment to the Cowboys' performance on Sunday.
It's incredible self-awareness from Allen, who did more with his flopping antics when he drew a consequential roughing the passer penalty on DeMarcus Lawrence in the first quarter to help the Bills win than with his arm. The QB finished the game -- not first quarter or half -- 7-of-15 for 95 yards and a touchdown.
Allen has posted some gaudy stat lines in his career. The Bills have been criticized for being too dependent on Allen to manufacture offense, and rightfully so. Sunday was a different story. In fact, you have to go all the way back to Week 6 of his rookie year in 2018 for the last time Allen was held under 100 passing yards in a game he played from start to finish.
If that doesn't hammer home the sheer humiliation in Dallas' performance, then nothing will. How about another depressing stat? Cook became the first player to rush for 175 or more yards against the Cowboys since Alfred Morris in 2012, per ESPN Stats and Info.
Cook could've gone for over 200 yards if the game was closer, too. With the score 31-10 late in the fourth quarter, Cook rested and the Bills shared the wealth between backup running backs Ty Johnson and Latavius Murray.
Cook was outstanding, but it didn't matter who was taking handoffs from Allen. The Cowboys run defense was non-existent and now the blueprint is out on how to beat them: pound the rock and take Micah Parsons and the pass rush out of the game, even if it means your all-world QB throws for less than 100 yards.