With a huge chance to pull within a half-game of the Philadelphia Eagles, the Dallas Cowboys came up short in Week 9. They gave the home team all they could handle, but in the end, the Cowboys fell to their division rivals in a 28-23 defeat.
Dallas deserves credit for fighting back in this one and staying in it until the end, but ultimately let too many opportunities slip away, including a late fumble that would have set the stage for a potential comeback.
Here, we look back over the game and identify three studs and two duds from the loss.
Stud: CeeDee Lamb, Wide Receiver
CeeDee Lamb continues to shine for Dallas.
He came into this one on the heels of back-to-back 100-yard games and didn't disappoint against the Eagles, extending his streak to three in a row. Lamb had one of his best outings of the year as he pulled in 11 receptions for 191 yards. He did have a fumble, but that was at the end of the game when he'd already been stopped short of the end zone. Other than that, he came up huge every time the Cowboys needed him to.
His first big play was on fourth down during their second drive. Trailing 7-0, Dallas rolled the dice and went for it, finding Lamb for a huge 29-yard gain. That moved the ball to the 4-yard line, setting up Jake Ferguson for a touchdown (more on him later).
Lamb then came up big on the Cowboys' second touchdown drive. On third-and-long, he hauled in a 20-yard pass from Dak Prescott, advancing Dallas into the red zone and setting up another touchdown.
Lamb's big game wasn't enough to get the win, unfortunately, but he was still a star in Week 9.