For weeks the Dallas Cowboys have struggled on offense, the defense has held strong, but there have been some moments. Heading into the second match-up against Washington, there were questions about where this offense stood and the hopes were resting on the defense to carry the team. However, Sunday night starts, and the Cowboys never looked back. Now, they need to do it again.
There are some conspiracy theories out there, one is that Kellen Moore has been playing vanilla until the playoffs start. Thursday Amari Cooper spoke to the media about not knowing why he wasn’t being targeted on third down and in the red zone, both were featured. It was almost like Cooper knew what was coming and still made everyone think he was upset. Either way, the Cowboys came out Sunday and laid waste to a depleted and defeated Washington team.
With a playoff spot locked up, and the Dallas Cowboys pushing toward a number one seed, beating Washington was great, just do it again.
The offense looked smooth in its rout of Washington. There was more motion before and at the snap, there was good play design, and communication was sharp. Dak Prescott looked extremely good throwing the ball and reading the defense. The offensive line pulled and blocked well. The receivers didn’t have the drops issues and held their blocks well. The running backs saw lanes and cutbacks. It was everything fans and media have been clamoring for since Denver.
However, with a matchup against Arizona coming up next week, another performance like this will go a long way to helping rest concerns heading into the playoffs. While the Cowboys have a shot at the number one seed, they need to perform like they did Sunday. Home throughout the playoffs would certainly help the Cowboys march toward the Super Bowl.
It was a great win, we just ask to do it again, and again, and again. As long as they keep the same DVOA and EPA for both offense and defense the Cowboys have a real shot at going all the way. It was refreshing to see the same offense we saw early in the season. Now, let’s hope they do it again against the Cardinals before turning toward the Eagles and subsequently the playoffs.
- Published on 12/28/2021 at 13:59 PM
- Last updated at 12/28/2021 at 14:02 PM