3 Studs (and 2 Duds) From Cowboys' Week 9 Loss to Eagles

• CeeDee Lamb did all he could

• Mike McCarthy continues to struggle with time management

• Dak Prescott deserved a W

Studs and duds from Cowboys vs Eagles in Week 9.
Studs and duds from Cowboys vs Eagles in Week 9. / Mitchell Leff/GettyImages
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Stud: Jake Ferguson, Tight End

Dallas responded well to the Eagles' first score by going 53 yards on eight plays. Of course, KaVontae Turpin going 48 yards on the kick return didn't hurt.

Second-year tight end Jake Ferguson capped the drive off with a 4-yard touchdown but that might not have happened had it not been for a catch he made two plays earlier.

On second-and-eight, Ferguson caught a short pass and was able to push forward for 7 yards despite being hit by multiple defenders. That made it third-and-one, and while Prescott couldn't hit Hunter Luepke on third down, the fact that the Cowboys were only facing a fourth-and-one gave them the confidence to go for it.

Lamb got wide open and reeled in a 29-yard pass (mentioned above) to move the ball to the 4-yard line. That set up the touchdown for Ferguson, who kept playing well from there.

After Philadelphia was forced to punt, Dallas scored again on an 8-play 77-yard drive. Turpin was the one to catch a 5-yard touchdown, but it was Ferguson who set them up.

On first-and-10 from the 18, Prescott fired a pass for the tight end, who had Nakobe Dean beaten. Ferguson would've had his second touchdown if Dean hadn't grabbed him. The linebacker was flagged for pass interference, putting the ball at the five.

Ferguson even came up with a huge conversion on fourth down as well, catching an 11-yarder on fourth-and-one.