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Author: Jon Kuzma
The Dallas Cowboys are trying to iron out all of the wrinkles when it comes to their offensive progress. After a string of lackluster performances Dak Prescott finally stepped up and put together a solid game for the Boys. Prescott threw for 255 yards, 2 touchdowns, and no interceptions helping his team barely edge out Detroit. The biggest star though was hands down Ezekiel Elliott. Elliott did a little bit of everything for Dallas proving he is much more versatile than people give him credit for. When it was all said and done Elliott had racked up 152 yards on the ground plus 88 receiving yards and 1 touchdown through the air. Nobody else took over the game like the Cowboys’ best offensive weapon did and Elliott could honestly be the best running back in all of football. Jason Garrett has to stick with him the rest of the way because that’s Dallas’ best shot at a winning season. The other standout in this game was clearly Demarcus Lawrence. Lawrence had 8 tackles, 3 sacks, and 3 TFLs causing havoc on just about every snap. Detroit didn’t do a good enough job adjusting to Lawrence’s pressure and that ultimately kept them from putting up more points than they did. Despite that Matthew Stafford played pretty well throwing for 307 yards and 2 touchdowns. Kerryon Johnson also showed some more promise for the Lions he rushed for 55 yards and 1 touchdown. Golden Tate was really good catching the ball with 132 yards and 2 touchdowns. Tate didn’t get enough help from his supporting cast though. Defensively Jarrad Davis was the top player for for Matt Patricia’s group. Davis ended up having 10 tackles in a game that would ultimately slip away from Detroit. Da’Shawn Hand was also very impressive the rookie had 3 tackles, 1 sack, and 2 TFLs. There just wasn’t enough plays for the Lions to overcome Ezekiel Elliott’s big day. The Cowboys improve to 2-2 and have plenty of motivation heading into next week’s match up against the Houston Texans. While they’ll likely win that contest there’s a lot of doubts about their offensive talent as a whole. Outside of their rushing attack Dallas lacks playmakers.
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The Cowboys escaped the Lions clutches thanks to a last second field goal. Dallas has hope after improving 2-2.