Dallas Cowboys: Winners from the Cowboys Week Four game

ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 01: Ezekiel Elliott
ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 01: Ezekiel Elliott /

The Dallas Cowboys are coming off of a tough loss in Week Four against the Los Angeles Rams. Here are some of the biggest winners from that contest.

The Dallas Cowboys got stunned on Sunday after losing to the emerging Los Angeles Rams, 35-30. Dallas had control for most of the game and seemed poised to derail the hype train that is Jared Goff and the Los Angeles Rams offense.

Instead, the Cowboys were handed their second defeat of the season. There were some highlights peppered into the frustrating game and that could change how some players are utilized on this roster. Here are some of the biggest winners from Sunday’s performance.


Alfred Morris (Running Back): Morris ran with heart, however with such a small sample size there are some questions surrounding his workload. The veteran back broke off a 70-yard run that helped ignite the Cowboys offense. While productive when on the field, he only saw two carries, which is fairly shocking.

The Cowboys do not seem to have their balance of run and pass figured out yet and Morris figures to play a larger role in the weeks to come. It was an impressive gallop that showed people he still had some gas left in the tank.

His other carry gained 6 yards so this hardly seemed like a fluke occurrence. It seems very clear that the veteran back should get more snaps to help ice games moving forward in the future.

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Ezekiel Elliott (Running Back): While Morris made the most of his two carries, Elliott saw the rest of the workload. He finally had an impact game when it mattered the most, unfortunately, the end result was a loss.

He accumulated 85 rushing yards and a touchdown on 21 carries. He broke off a big 16-yard run that got his offense into the game. He also managed to reel in 4 of his 5 targets for 54 yards and a touchdown.

This is the most complete game that Elliott has had all season and showed his true potential in the Cowboys offense.

James Hanna (Tight end): One target, 28 yards, a crucial touchdown, what more could the Cowboys want from a backup tight end who primarily blocks. Hanna was efficient in what he did on the football field and in a game of inches that means something.

Brice Butler (Wide Receiver): “Another week, another touchdown for Brice” is not exactly something I think Cowboys fans expected to say entering the season. Butler has seemed to be locked in when the team has needed him the most.

That “stay ready, next man up” mentality is something he has really bought into, and for two weeks in a row, he has been one of the most important players on the field. The Cowboys have needed his touchdowns and he should get more opportunities to shine as the season moves forward.

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DeMarcus Lawrence (Defensive End): 3 tackles, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble, he is a weekly threat to all opposing offenses. This game continues Lawrence’s streak of consistency that has made him the NFL Defensive Player of the Month.

He has racked up 7.5 sacks since Week One and remains the best pass rusher on the Cowboys defensive line. If Lawrence continues his success against the Green Bay Packers, he could be one of the biggest factors in that contest.

Xavier Woods (Safety): Woods showed that he could potentially be a better option than starter, Jeff Heath. While only being credited with two solo tackles, when he hit it mattered and helped stave off the Rams offensive onslaught for another play.

He showed the vision and talent that got him drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the first place, it will be exciting to see just how much he grows this season.