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What they’re saying about the (1-1) Dallas Cowboys heading into week 3 in the NFL  XML
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It’s week three in the NFL Youth Cole Beasley Jersey , the Cowboys have played two very different games. There was the 16-8 sloppy loss to the Panthers and a 20-13 domination win over the Giants. So, what are the talking heads saying about these Dallas Cowboys? Whether it’s the mainstream media, local media, or the next opponent’s media, we’ll cover it. We’ll take a look in every which way as we review what everyone is saying about this team.Giants.com sideline staff: “Cowboys’ secondary plays excellent” in shutting down Giants weaponsThe stats are not pretty for the Giants offense, 32 plays and 79 yards in the first half. They ran 37 plays for 164 yards in the second-half but it was too little and far too late. Of five drives in the second-half, the Giants ended two of them for a combined -10 yards and a turnover. The Cowboys defense played about as well as you could imagine. This was the receiving chart for the Giants’ playmakerslayerTargetsCatchesYardsTDThe Cowboys will take that stat line every week, they pretty much had their way with these receivers but that will happen when you put six sacks on the quarterback.Rick Gosselin of Sportsday DFW: Other NFL quarterbacks may pad the stats but Dak Prescott protects the footballThat’s a pretty good point to make but it reminds me of our friend Landon McCool, on his Locked On Cowboys show from Monday. See, he says that we have to stop comparing Prescott to prolific passers that he’s not. Stop talking about how he’s not Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Tom Brady, or even Carson Wentz. Dak’s game is different and though 16 of 25 for 160 yards and a touchdown are quite pedestrian in this league, how can anyone say he had a bad game? Prescott and the offense did have a lull in the middle of the game. Yet, they came back with a 14-play, 82-yard drive that took eight and a half minutes off the clock and scored a touchdown. It put the Giants to bed and won the football game. Cowboys Twitter: Is this now a great defensive team where the offense just does enough to win?Out of the eight real offensive possessions the Cowboys had, four of them ended with points. The Cowboys offense had a hot start Youth Demarcus Lawrence Jersey , scoring 10 points on their first two drives, but then they iced themselves down with three minutes to go in the first quarter. They didn’t get going again until the third quarter and there best drive was in the aforementioned 14-play drive in the fourth quarter. You look at the Cowboys offensive numbers and you feel like this can’t be their identity all season long.The Cowboys offense is still very much a “work-in-progress” but it’s getting better. The coaches now must make sure they don’t revert and keep using their offensive weapons to the best of their abilities and much more consistently too.Mike Vorel of Seattle Times: Seahawks line will be tested because Cowboys defense is really good led by DeMarcus LawrenceThe Cowboys defense has faced two sub-par offensive lines in each of the last two weeks and now they get a third one. Whether it’s injuries or just poor play, every team in the NFL is looking for better offensive linemen because there isn’t a surplus of them. The Seahawks have a tough time protecting Russell Wilson and it was evident against the Bears on Monday Night Football. As good as the Cowboys pass rush is, they still have to contain Wilson because he’s just so great at buying time in the pocket. These two teams are very comparable on offense in terms of skill position talent. Both the Seahawks and Cowboys aren’t sure what they have at receiver just yet but Seattle’s dealing with injuries to Doug Baldwin. It will be tough to beat these Seahawks at home but the Cowboys have the defense to do it.Five winners, five losers, and a whole lot in between from the second Cowboys win of the season The Dallas Cowboys won a football game for the second time this season on Sunday. It was glorious.It had been a long time since we had to watch Dallas grind one out and go win the game, but that’s exactly what happened. Dak Prescott found Ezekiel Elliott to set things up, and Brett Maher drilled it home.Who won (besides the Cowboys)? Who lost (besides the Eagles)? What else? Welcome to BTB’s five winners, five losers, and whatever else happens. It’s a party. Winner: The art of surpriseThis was a home game for the Dallas Cowboys which meant that the visiting team, the Detroit Lions, got to call what side of the coin they wanted for the toss. As fate would have it, the Lions lost.Ever since George Washington held office as president, the Cowboys have chosen to take the ball when they win the toss. In the upset of the century, Dallas chose to defer and play defense first. Neither of their first possessions in each half yielded any points, but it’s the principle that matters. Hopefully we get more of this moving forward. Winner: Leighton Vander Esch and the fact that the Cowboys drafted himYou could make a legitimate argument that rookie linebacker Leighton Vander Esch was the best player on the Cowboys through the first half of Sunday’s win. Other players would step up, but LVE helped limit how much the Lions were able to run the ball. Vander Esch did more than stop the run. He mitigated the fact that the Cowboys did not have Sean Lee on the field http://www.authenticsdallascowboys.com/cheap-deonte-thompson-jersey , and that’s something that hasn’t been able to have been said in quite some time. He was huge. There’s no doubt that LVE’s presence in the middle of the defense kept momentum up. Many doubted this pick when the Cowboys made it in the very stadium that Vander Esch played in, but it paid dividends against the Lions.Winner: Ezekiel Elliott screen passes + Ezekiel Elliott deep bombPutting the ball in Ezekiel Elliott’s hands is a very good idea. See?Zeke did more than score this touchdown. Dak Prescott found him near the end of the game for a 34-yard gain that helped put the Cowboys in field goal range where they’d win the game. Feeding Zeke is always smart.Elliott was actually so fantastic against Detroit that he accumulated 240 total yards, a new career high. Is it a coincidence that the Cowboys also won? Not at all, my friends. Winner: DeMarcus Lawrence’s bank account in the foreseeable futureTank deserves a tank. Seriously. Hey Jerry, listen, here’s what you need to do.Buy an actual tankFill the literal tank with moneyDrive the tank towards AT&T Stadium (not over it, be careful)Give the tank to TankWatch him open it and let the money spill out like an avalanchePay that man his money. Three sacks in a game the Cowboys needed is unreal.Winner: The move to Brett MaherDallas took a lot of heat when they went with Brett Maher over the second-most accurate kicker in NFL history, Dan Bailey. It was a puzzling move that still has yet to be fully explained, but when Maher is making four field goals including the game-winner it’s hard to need one.Maher missed his first ever kick when the Cowboys opened the season in Carolina, but since then he’s a perfect eight for eight... and he’s already won a game. That’s insane. Three cheers, actually four for all of his kicks, for Maher!Loser: The Jourdan Lewis truthersThere are many Cowboys fans who have been clamoring for cornerback Jourdan Lewis to get on the field this season. Lewis showed a lot of promise his rookie season and has been relegated mostly to the bench through the season’s first quarter. Lewis did get in the game early, and Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate was quite happy about it. He beat him pretty good on the play.Not a great way to get back on the field. Loser: The ability to fully end a drive, sometimesThe Cowboys put together an amazing drive near the end of the fourth quarter, in fact they consumed over half of the period on it. They were only able to squeak out three points, unfortunately.Had the Cowboys lost, this would have been where they did it. Detroit was able to go down and score an answering touchdown rather quickly http://www.authenticsdallascowboys.com/cheap-chris-jones-jersey , giving them a one-point lead. Thankfully the Cowboys rallied and got Brett Maher into range, but this is still an issue.Dallas appears to lack the ability to fully end a game, that’s what a touchdown would have done right there. They need to find that gear within themselves because they won’t always be able to snatch victory out of the jaws of defeat like that. Loser: Anxiousness when it comes to challengesJason Garrett won his first challenge of the season early on in this game, but he got a little happy with the whole process of it all and challenged for a second time shortly after.Had Garrett won the second challenge like he did the first it really wouldn’t have mattered as the Cowboys would have netted a bonus third, but that wasn’t the case. Jason Garrett lost his second challenge on a catch that, sure, was up for debate, but you have to sense the variables in moments like this.This is said in total truth and zero jest, challenging a catch in the NFL is a very difficult thing to do these days. The rules are so finicky and you never know when it’s going to go your way. You can’t gamble away your final challenge midway through the second quarter because you’re left without one for the entire second half. Loser: Dak Prescott’s 200-yard-less streakDak Prescott threw for over 200 yards for the first time this season. This is unfortunately true.200 yards aren’t the end-all-be-all, but they are indicative of an offense moving and grooving. That Dak was unable to hit that mark certainly served as a microcosm for how the Cowboys offense had been performing as of late. Prescott didn’t break any single game records or anything, but he made the throws that mattered. This game showed improvement and promise that things can turn a corner. This is big for a young quarterback and for an offense that needed a serious jolt. Loser: The Philadelphia EaglesThey lost to the Titans, man. The Titans!Enjoy the second victory of the season, it was well-earned. The last week has been a bit rough with the Cowboys as things seemed to hit a lower low than they had in quite some time. That won’t be the case this week as the Cowboys are winners once again.Onto Houston.
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