The Dallas Cowboys completely laid an egg last weekend at home against the Denver Broncos. What a difference a week can make for Dallas. The Dallas Cowboys absolutely dominated from start to finish against the Atlanta Falcons by a final score of 43-3.
Dallas played with aggression from the opening kickoff and they wanted to prove a point all game long. The Cowboys only led 7-3 after the first quarter against Atlanta, but the Falcons were outscored 29-0 in the second quarter and the game was already out of reach.
The Dallas Cowboys once had a 28-3 lead over Atlanta and the Atlanta Falcons social media page posted, “we know.” This was an extremely bad day for them and an extremely great day for Dallas.
Their defense accounted for three interceptions and also a blocked punt in the second quarter by Dorance Armstrong and Nahshon Wright recovered the fumble in the end zone for a touchdown right before halftime.
Dak Prescott completed 24-of-31 passes for 296 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed for five yards on two carries and a touchdown. Prescott threw both of his touchdowns passes to CeeDee Lamb. Dak Prescott threw a 13-yard touchdown reception on the opening drive of the football game and also a 9-yard touchdown reception to Lamb in the second quarter. He looked much better in this football game.
CeeDee Lamb was the Dallas Cowboys leading receiver with six receptions for 94 yards receiving and two touchdowns, along with 12 yards rushing on one carry also.
Tony Pollard was Dallas’s leading rusher with 42 yards on 11 carries. He also caught six passes for 56 yards receiving.
Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 41 yards on 14 carries and two touchdowns for the Dallas Cowboys.
Amari Cooper also caught four passes for 51 yards receiving for Dallas.
The Dallas Cowboys look like a legitimate Super Bowl contender once again. Head coach Mike McCarthy deserves a ton of credit and so does offensive coordinator Kellen Moore.
Dallas defensive coordinator Dan Quinn was coaching against his former team in the Atlanta Falcons. Atlanta’s head coach Arthur Smith and defensive coordinator Dean Pees didn’t have a shot from the beginning nor a prayer.
The Dallas Cowboys (7-2) next game will be on the road against the Kansas City Chiefs (5-4) next Sunday.
The Atlanta Falcons (4-5) next game will be at home against the New England Patriots (6-4) on Thursday night.
-Glenn Kaplan, 12oz Sports Contributor, Live Monday’s at 3 p.m. ET & Thursday at 11 a.m. ET on 12oz Sports
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