Dallas Cowboys: 5 Things to be thankful for

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3. Dallas Cowboys Elite Players

Simply put, Dallas still has some really good players, on both sides of the ball! Yes, despite Dallas’ overall record, this team has some explosive offensive play makers.

Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, CeeDee Lamb, Dalton Schultz, Blake Bell, Cedrick Wilson, and Noah Brown.

Then Dallas has Zeke and Pollard, followed by a solid quarterback in Andy Dalton. All of those players touched the ball against the Vikings and contributed in crucial situations. Coop caught a crucial fourth down pass, Schultz scored the touchdown that sealed the game, and Lamb made one of the best acrobatic catches ever to score a much needed touchdown.

Gallup is another threat to take any pass to pay dirt, and appeared to had made another outstanding catch, only for it to bounce off his body after hitting the ground.

With these weapons, Dallas can score against any defensive opponent. Dallas made the Steelers offense look mediocre at best.

On the defensive side of the ball, Randy Gregory, Aldon Smith, Leighton Vander Esch, Donovan Wilson, and Demarcus Lawrence are playing inspiring football, especially D-Law. Although he’s still raw and learning, Wilson is forcing turnovers and laying the wood on opposing offensive players, just ask Vikings running back Dalvin Cook.

Wilson literally forced two turnovers against the Vikings that helped Dallas secure a win. D-Law, Gregory, and LVE are flying all over the place sacking the quarterbacks and punishing running backs. These defensive players are the linchpins of the defense.

Although Dallas’ defense still needs work, you have to impressed with its effort and the overall results over the last three games. That’s a heck of lot better from its  previous games.

That’s an uptick in a positive direction.