Jason Witten was a man amongst boys as he caught 8 of 10 passes for 134 yards and a touchdown. The 34 year old was able to achieve 100 yards receiving for the first time since week 17 of the 2013 season. Witten came out of nowhere this game and led the Cowboys to a blowout win.
The defense played great against a subpar offense. They allowed a field goal on the opening drive but did not give up much after that except for a touchdown pass to Terrelle Pryor Sr. at the end of the first half. In the second half, the Browns were shutout only able to accumulate 33 total yards.
On the first drive of the game there was a scuffle between David Irving and Cameron Erving that led to both players being disqualified. There was not much evidence as to why the referees made the decision to disqualify both players, but they must have seen something that convinced them to.
Rookie Maliek Collins played fantastic this game. He was able to get his first two sacks of the season in the third quarter. The Nebraska alumni looked good and should continue to see more snaps.
Dez Bryant struggled this game only catching one of four targets for 19 yards. In his defense, two of the incompletions were because of what looked like pass interference penalties that were not called. Bryant will look to outplay his counter part, Antonio Brown, when they face the Steelers next weekend.
Dak Prescott continued to impress, adding 3 more touchdowns to his season total making it 16. His touchdown pass to Witten in the first quarter moved him pass Troy Aikman for most passing touchdowns by a Cowboys’ rookie. It is still to be seen if he will continue to be the starter once Tony Romo returns.
Ezekiel Elliott had a very efficient day rushing 18 times for 92 yards and two touchdowns. He could not be brought down the whole game as he toppled over the entire Browns’ defense. Elliott is turning into one of the best running backs in the league and with an offensive line like the one he has, he can be one of the best all time.
The Cowboys will look to capitalize on this win next week as they face a tough test when they travel to Pittsburgh to take on the 4-4 Steelers.