On Sunday, the Dallas Cowboys collected their most impressive win so far this season against the Green Bay Packers by score of 30-16. The two rookies along with the surging defense have turned some heads this season as the Cowboys improve their record to 5-1, winning five straight.
A couple Dallas players went to Twitter to show their excitement about the win:
Even LeBron James went to Twitter to celebrate the win:
Going into the game, the Packers were leading the league in fewest rushing yards allowed (42.75 per game allowed) while Dallas was leading the league in total rushing yards (155.24 per game). Dallas won the battle upfront as Ezekiel Elliott and co. ran all over the Packers’ defense rushing for 191 yards. With the help from probably the best offensive line in the league, Elliott is leading the league in rushing and it is not even close. He has 703 rushing yards while the next closest, LeSean McCoy, has 587.
Ezekiel Elliott continues to improve each game as he became the first rookie in NFL history to rush for at least 130 yards in four consecutive games. This puts it into perspective how good Elliott is and how good he can become.
I don’t think many people would argue with me when I say that Dak Prescott is the future quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys. He continues to show his leadership and poise each and every game. Lambeau Field is one of the toughest places to play in all of the NFL, especially for rookies, and Prescott proved that he is not just another rookie.
Prescott threw for 247 yards and three touchdowns, two to Cole Beasley and one to Brice Butler. Although Prescott threw his first interception of the season, he did break the record for most passing attempts without an interception to start a career (176 attempts) previously held by future Hall of Famer, Tom Brady.
Here is Prescott’s first of three touchdown passes:
The key drive of the game came at the end of the first half after the defense forced a three-and-out. The Packers pinned the Cowboys at their own three yard line with a minute left in the half. The Cowboys then marched all the way down the field in 33 seconds to score a touchdown with no timeouts while the Packers still had all of theirs.
After two rushes by Elliott made it a 3rd and 1 situation, the Cowboys ran an end around play with Lucky Whitehead to gain 26 yards and a first down. Then, Prescott found a wide open Terrance Williams for 42 yards and was able to get out of bounds at the Green Bay 20 yard line. The drive was capped off by a fantastic toe tapping over the shoulder catch by Brice Butler to complete a 97 yard drive to give the Cowboys all the momentum heading into halftime.
The defense improved upon last weeks performance against the Bengals. Aaron Rodgers and the Packers’ offense could get nothing going all game as they turned the ball over four times. Despite all the preseason doubts, the Cowboys’ defense is one of the tops in the league so far this season and it might be time to start giving them more credit.
The player that stood out to me the most this game was second year pro defensive lineman, David Irving. He was a factor all game forcing 3 fumbles, one coming at Dallas’ one yard line as the Packers were about to score, and sacking Rodgers once. He is in line to get more playing time as he rightfully deserves after his performance against the Packers.
The Cowboys’ go on bye next week and it could not have come at a better time as they are rattled with injuries to Dez Bryant, Morris Claiborne, Tony Romo, and others. After the bye, the Cowboys will be back at home week 8 against their division rival, the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday Night Football, as they look to collect their sixth straight win.