Dak Prescott went 13 of 18 for 183 yards, two touchdowns, and his usual no interception, turnover-free ballgame. He ran for a 10 yard touchdown to put the Cowboys on the board. He really had an incredible game. It wasn’t a career game, but he was very good.
He shook off some early buckshots and lack of a run game and hung in there against a tough, athletic defense on the road.
Instead of sitting on a 21-17 lead late, Dallas did the right thing and went for the jugular. Like it went several times tonight, Dak Prescott alluded the pass rush, rolled out and fired a strike for 53 yards to Brice Butler that put the game in hand. The Cowboys would ice the game with a touchdown run by Zeke Elliott on that drive to make it 28-17.
The Cowboys controlled the game at the line of scrimmage. Demarcus Lawrence looked like as good of an edge rusher as anyone in football tonight, as he has thus far this year. The Cowboys secondary was banged up and Orlando Scandrick and Jeff Heath left injured; leaving some rookies and special teams players to pick up the pieces. They got their sea legs underneath them and handled things admirably.
It was one of those perfect nights to be enjoyed, except the game is taking a back seat to one thing on every channel.
What the Hell is this Jerry? The Cowboys sold out. They went to the darkside. I am too exhausted to talk this bullshit and politics on this site, I’m going to discuss football and AMERICA’S TEAM and their win to go to 2-1.
That touchdown pass to Dez Bryant will be replayed for years as an incredible display of effort. It was amazing. Dez had two catches tonight, and failed again to get separation against elite corner Patrick Peterson. Jason Witten had a really quiet night. So did Cole Beasley. It just didn’t become a shootout.
But the biggest thing that swung this game was Cowboys pressure against a suspect Cardinals line that could not contain a three-man rush; and the Cardinals missing a Field Goal that would have put them up 10-0 early. Old Phil Dawson pushed one, and this left the door open for the Cowboys to believe just enough that they could hang around.
Larry Fitzgerald had 13 catches for 149 yards and a touchdown. It was the 105th touchdown reception of his career. The guy is an incredible, Hall of Fame football player.