Dallas Cowboys Week 2 Stock Report


Game 1 is in the books and the Dallas Cowboys stock market is open for trading. Who are the risers and fallers going into week 2? Take a look…

The Dallas Cowboys opened the season with some impressive performances, and some disappointing performances. Just like the investment world, the Cowboys stock market will offer it’s knee-jerk reactions to such performances as they identify the Bulls (good), the Bears (bad), the Hottest IPO (top rookie), and even an underappreciated Penny Stock (cheap with potential)

Not making the list are the clear Blue Chip stocks: Tony Romo, Jason Witten, Tyron Smith, Zack Martin, Dez Bryant, and Travis Frederick. Their value is fairly obvious and not up for serious debate. Now, the stock market speaketh…


Lance Dunbar

Lance Dunbar has been waiting for a chance, and the Dallas Cowboys finally gave him that chance Sunday night. Only involved in 32 of the offenses 71 total snaps, Dunbar corralled eight receptions, on eight targets, for 70 yards. Dunbar lined up in the backfield as a traditional RB, and he lined up on the line of scrimmage as a receiver. He ran crisp routes, used good receiving technique, and piled up the yards after the catch.

Aside from Jason Witten’s game-winning reception, Dunbar caught two of the most significant catches of the final drive. He made four receptions on the outside and four receptions in the middle, proving his route versatility and on-field awareness.

Note: He should have ran out of bounds on the 24 yard reception in the 4th, but that will no doubt be corrected in film sessions this week.


Terrance Williams/Devin Street

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Terrance Williams had every opportunity to breakout on Sunday night. Dez Bryant was double covered early in the game giving Williams consistent single coverage. Williams failed to take advantage of that. Then when Dez was injured late, and the Cowboys needed an outside receiver to step up, Williams was a ghost. Williams has fantastic potential but horrendous consistency.

Devin Street is trying to make a significant leap in his second year, but the fumble/interception he handed the Giants is inexcusable. Street seemed to make strides this offseason, but patience is no longer an options. With Dez shelved for the next 4-6 weeks, Street will become a starter alongside the equally disappointing Williams.

Hottest IPO (Initial Public Offering)

Randy Gregory

Gregory may be out the next 4-6 weeks with a high ankle sprain, but that doesn’t mean he wasn’t the most impressive rookie on the field. Gregory was demanding double-teams from the Giants from the start and appears to have Blue Chip potential.

Randy Gregory had a great burst around the edge and a powerful and quick inside move. If Eli Manning wasn’t exclusively doing short drop-backs and quick passes, Gregory could have had a very tangible impact in the form of sacks. Even missing ¼ of the season, Gregory looks like he may be the most valuable rookie the Cowboys have.

Hottest Penny Stock

Tyler Patmon

Everyone had high hopes for Tyler Patmon this season, but Patmon’s performance on Sunday seemed to raise those high expectations even higher. The second year undrafted free agent has taken over slot duties from the injured Orlando Scandrick and will have a very important role on the defense this season.

Covering the slot places the CB at a decided disadvantage. The nickel back has no assistance from the sideline forcing him into a form of “chase coverage” on nearly every snap. Still, Patmon was able to perform well, giving Eli Manning a paltry 56.8 QBR when targeting Patmon.

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