Dallas Cowboys ‘Almost’ in Perfect Shape After Two Games
Mission accomplished. The Dallas Cowboys are in the best position they can be in given their efforts during this young 2019 NFL season. Two division foes have been defeated and the third division team lost a close contest in a thrilling Sunday night game. The Cowboys almost came out perfect except for starting wide receiver Michael Gallup got banged up and may miss a couple few weeks and defensive lineman Antwan Woods left the game with a leg injury.
On the road, teams that win rely on their defense especially. Dallas did not disappoint as they matched the hype and grit of a charged-up Washington Redskins who were playing at home. The Cowboys defense was put in a tough spot as a tipped pass found its way into the hands of the Redskins defense. They promptly turned that miscue into a touchdown however there was no panic in the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys defense steadied the course and created a double-digit lead against a division opponent and ultimately kept the Redskins offense at bay and off the scoreboard.
After a slow start, Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott found his way along with offensive coordinator Kellen Moore. Under the direction of Moore and the tutelage of quarterback coach Jon Kitna, Dak began to carve up (Yes, a reference from the many Thanksgiving games played between these two teams) the Redskins defense. In particular, Dak found the speedy Devin Smith for his first touchdown pass. Before the contest was over, Dak also "posterized" Josh Norman on a quarterback keeper that resulted in a first down and substantial rushing yards not to mention a fired-up Cowboys team. Armari Cooper and Jason Witten also had touchdown catches and right on cue, Zeke Elliott surpassed his average against Washington with 111 rushing yards and a touchdown.
There is work to be done as the Redskins converted twice on fourth down and the Cowboys offense will strive to not turn the ball over regardless of the circumstances. This will certainly give the coaching staff issues to address and continuing goals for the players. Nothing in the NFL comes easy, however with a rapidly depleted Miami Dolphins team headed to Arlington, the Cowboys have a great opportunity to continued success.