Dallas Cowboys: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (Wk1)

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Dak Prescott (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Dak Prescott (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) /

The Good

The Good starts with Dallas Cowboys starting quarterback, Dak Prescott. He completed 25 of 39 passing attempts for 266 yards and a touchdown. He didn’t turn the ball over at all the entire game and also ran for two first downs. His receivers did drop two passes, but according to Pro Football Reference, he also threw six bad passes.

The Dallas Cowboys didn’t have a 100-yard receiver, but Amari Cooper came close with 81 yards on ten catches. Michael Gallup also had a heck of a game with three catches for 50 yards. Gallup should have added another 47 yards, but a bogus offensive pass interference call took the catch away. CeeDee Lamb made his debut with five catches for 59 yards.

Of course, how can you talk about the good in the Rams game without bringing up Ezekiel Elliot? Elliott had a monster game gaining a combined 127 yards and scoring two touchdowns on 25 total touches. One of those scores was on a 19-yard screen where Elliott made three Rams defenders miss.

Conor Williams can not be left out of this discussion. He had a very solid game against Aaron Donald.

Another bright spot for the Cowboys was Aldon Smith. After being out of the league for five seasons he announced his return to the NFL with a bang. Smith tied for the team lead in tackles with 11 including a sack. Smith also had three quarterback pressures. It was quite the debut for a guy that had been out of the league for that long without any preseason games.

It was Smith putting on the pressure that made Jared Goff throw the interception to Chidobe Awuzie.