The Dallas Cowboys collected their third win of the season on Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers by a score of 24-17 improving their record to 3-1. The Cowboys struggled to start out the game, falling behind 14-0 at the beginning of the second quarter. Although the game was against the 49ers, it was great to see the Cowboys only allow 17 points after allowing 14 quick points to start out the game.
The defense for the Cowboys played good despite allowing a touchdown on the 49ers two first offensive possessions. They rebounded well throughout the game picking off Blaine Gabbert in the fourth quarter after a good return by Jeremy Kerley to give the 49ers good field position. The Cowboys’ defense has a tough matchup in week 5 against one of the best receivers in the league, A.J. Green.
Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott continue to produce for the Cowboys at an efficient rate. Prescott threw for 245 yards and two touchdowns while Elliott ran the ball 23 times for 138 yards and a touchdown. Prescott is the first player to 1000 passing yards and zero interceptions through the first four games of the season.
The receivers for the Cowboys stepped up in Dez Bryant‘s absence. Cole Beasley, Jason Witten, Terrance Williams, and Brice Butler all had good games to help the Cowboys pull off the comeback win. It was good to see Williams contribute and score a 20 yard touchdown after his incident in week 1.
Cole Beasley has been great so far for the Cowboys. Although he has not scored a touchdown yet, in each of his first four games he has caught the ball for over 65 yards. Beasley is quickly turning into Prescott’s favorite target.
The Cowboys face their biggest test so far this season in week 5 as the 2-2 Cincinnati Bengals come to town.