So much for Doug Pederson's guarantee, huh?
While those of us in Dallas were worried about the tornado and storms, (speaking of which, prayers go out to those whose homes were affected by the tornados recently), the Cowboys obliterated the Philadelphia Eagles, 37-10. They ended a three-game losing skid where they lost to the Saints, Packers, and perhaps most embarrassingly, the New York Jets. Now they head into the bye week with a 4-3 record and first place in the NFC East. Now, let's recap this game. The Cowboys jumped out to a quick 14 point lead in the first quarter thanks to fumble recoveries by the defense. In the second quarter, Dak threw his one touchdown of the game to Blake Jarwin on the goal-line, and Brett Maher kicked two field goals: a 26 yarder, and a franchise-record 63-yard kick to bring Dallas up 27-7 going into halftime. The Eagles kick a field goal in the third quarter to bring it up to 27-10, and the defense continued to snuff out Eagles' drives for the rest of the third quarter. In the fourth, Maher kicked another field goal, and Dak ran in a touchdown which served as the cherry on top of a game that was over in the first quarter. It was a strong performance on both sides of the ball, and it was a much-needed win after all the hype for the Super Bowl virtually died down. Honestly, outside of the first three games, this was the best performance from the Cowboys I've seen all season.
Offensive Stats From The Game
Dak Prescott: 21/27, 239 Yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
Ezekiel Elliott: 22 Carries, 111 Yards, 1 TD
Dak Prescott: 8 Carries, 30 Yards, 1 TD
Tony Pollard: 8 Carries, 28 Yards
Tavon Austin: 1 Carry, 20 Yards, 1 TD
Amari Cooper: 5 Catches, 106 Yards
Ezekiel Elliott: 6 Catches, 36 Yards
Michael Gallup: 3 Catches, 34 Yards
Jason Witten: 4 Catches, 33 Yards
Randall Cobb: 2 Catches, 29 Yards
Blake Jarwin: 1 Catch, 1 Yard 1 TD
Now, here's a preview of what's next for Dallas. They have a primetime matchup against the New York Football Giants next Monday Night. The Giants lost to the Arizona Cardinals last week, and at one point were getting blown out. For the first time since 2004, the Cowboys aren't going up against Eli Manning. They're going up against rookie quarterback Daniel Jones, who they've seen a little bit of in week one, where the Giants pulled Eli because they were getting stamped into the dirt. All they need to do in the bye week is going back to the basics. Try and get back to that world-beater form, then get the season sweep on the Giants before getting ready for Vikings at home.