After the domination of the Eagles: what about the Cowboys? – Dallas Cowboys Blog



ARLINGTON, Texas – When the Dallas Cowboys beat the San Francisco 49ers in the 1992 NFC Championship game, then coach Jimmy Johnson uttered a saying that has endured through a generation of fans:

And those Cowboys.

After receiving his Professional Football Hall of Fame ring at halftime here on Monday, Johnson returned to his famous saying, much to the delight of Cowboys fans.

And after a 41-21 dominance over the Philadelphia Eagles, what about the Cowboys, indeed.

Quarterback Dak Prescott, playing his first game at AT&T Stadium since suffering an open fracture and dislocated right ankle in October, completed 21 of 26 passes for 238 yards and three touchdowns.

“It was fun,” Prescott said. “I think it just shows the brotherhood that we are creating and the culture that we are creating within this team. ‘try to accomplish. “

Ezekiel Elliott ran for 95 yards and had two first-half rushing touchdowns for the second time in the past four seasons. This is the seventh time in nine games that Elliott has totaled at least 95 rushing yards against the Eagles. His replacement, Tony Pollard, had 60 yards on 11 carries a week after running for 109 yards against the Los Angeles Chargers.

The Cowboys defense had two runs, including a 59-yard interception returned for a touchdown by cornerback Trevon Diggs in the third game of the second half to increase the Cowboys’ lead to 20 points.

In the first half, the Cowboys allowed three first downs and 121 yards.

Diggs ‘pick of six was the Cowboys’ first since 2017, ending the NFL’s second-longest drought. It was the Cowboys’ eighth takeaway in three games. How is this defense different? The Cowboys didn’t register their eighth takeaway until Game 10 of 2020.

With all of that, the Cowboys are above 0.500 for the first time in coach Mike McCarthy’s tenure at 2-1. This is the first time since week 12 of the 2019 season that the Cowboys are above 0.500 (6-5 after a loss to the New England Patriots) and the first time that a team led by McCarthy has been at- above 0.500 since October 15. 2018, when the Green Bay Packers beat San Francisco to improve to 3-2-1.

“You beat a division opponent by more than two points, that’s a good win,” said McCarthy.

Buy Trevon Diggs: The second-year cornerback lined up against Mike Evans, Keenan Allen and DeVonta Smith, and Diggs more than held his own. With his third quarter interception on Monday, he became the first Cowboy to record a pick in each of the first three games of a season since Everson Walls in 1985. In three games against the Eagles in his career, Diggs has four interceptions. Oh, and with his touchdown he’s tied his brother Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs in touchdowns so far this season.

Promising trend: The Cowboys opened with a touchdown on their first possession for the second straight week. They had played 20 games without hitting goals in their first possession, and they now have a streak for the first time since weeks 13-14 in 2019. Offensive coordinator Kellen Moore has interviewed the vacant head coach position of the Eagles in winter; he showed them what could have been with his playcall on Monday.


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