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    5 Takeaways From Cowboys Season Opening Win Against Giants

    The are back folks! After a dominant performance by the 's , the Cowboys walked away with a win versus the New York Giants. For the first time in his NFL career, Dak Prescott enjoyed beating his East rival. Good times, friends… good times.

    As we enjoy this victory week and get ready for the next, let me share with you my takeaways from the Dallas Cowboys season opener. We'll be doing this all season after every Cowboys game! Here we go.

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    The Giants Offense Is Bad

    The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly For Cowboys Against Giants 2
    Sep 10, 2017; Arlington, TX, USA. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

    Since going 0-2 versus the Giants in 2016, all of was a bit concerned about opening the season versus New York. The fact that they were the only ones able to beat last year's team left us with a small fear of being bested once again in 2017.

    I know Odell Beckham didn't play, and it is only fair to admit that him being inactive did nothing but increase the Cowboys' chances of winning.

    Even still, I expected more out of 's . It's supposed to be a deep group of catchers including WRs Sterling Shepard, and TE Evan Engram. Brandon Marshall had only one reception in four targets. Our may be decent, but not being able to score more than three points against a defense that is far from elite, says a lot about your offense.

    Even with Beckham sitting out for the game, I think this was a very telling performance for the NY Giants who are supposedly the top threat for the Dallas Cowboys.

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    Alfred Morris Shouldn't Be RB 2

    Cowboys Headlines - Alfred Morris Completely Owns The NFC East 1This will be a take I know a lot of people won't agree with, but I truly believe it. When the Cowboys announced their inactive players two hours before showtime, I was very surprised when I saw 's name.

    Since the , I've rooting for both McFadden and to be this team's running backs behind .

    Alfred Morris carried the ball four times… he earned one yard.

    I just don't think he's shown us enough to be Ezekiel Elliott's backup . I'd rather have a more versatile player in Darren McFadden or a younger player with a higher upside in Rod Smith.

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    Jaylon Smith's Time Is Now

    5 Questions That Remain Unanswered For The 2017 Dallas CowboysYou know it to be true. Since the moment he was drafted we've been waiting for Jaylon Smith to be ready. How many times did we said something similar to: “Man, just wait till we get Jaylon healthy, these LBs will create mayhem.”

    Well, Jaylon Smith is playing football, and he is ready. I'm not talking about him running drills in practice or playing in the preseason. No, I'm talking about real NFL regular season football. The only LB that was on the field more than Smith was .

    Jaylon was in for 36 snaps, which were more than what we expected. He played excellent football, and with him being ready, the Cowboys may not need to rush back to the field. Jaylon Smith is no longer a future contributor, he is ready to contribute right now.

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    Dak Prescott Could Do Better

    La'el Collins, Dak PrescottPlease, don't get me wrong. I'm not saying by any means that Dak Prescott is not good, or that he is about to be on a sophomore slump. He isn't.

    But we would be lying to ourselves if we said Dak had a very good game. His accuracy was off at times, and he missed some pretty good opportunities. 's stats do not tell the whole story, for instance. He had a better game than what the score box says. But sometimes, Dak couldn't connect. He even missed Dez in the end zone.

    This isn't a reason to panic. We've seen Dak Prescott have slow starts and then pick it up and be awesome at football. But the truth is, with such a tough schedule, there will be some close games this season… and Dak can't be missing these opportunities.

    Every play counts, and slow starts can end up knocking you out of runs, even if you score 18 points in the fourth quarter. Damn you, Packers. 

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    The Cowboys Defense Will Be Alright

    Plays Of The Week: D-Line Dominates And Anthony Brown Seals The Win
    New York Giants Sterling Shepard (87) runs a route as Dallas Cowboys (30) defends during an NFL football game, Sunday Sept. 11, 2016, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Roger Steinman)

    Dak Prescott's offense is not a problem. The WR group is unstoppable, the continues to be dominant and Dak Prescott is still our . The question mark for the Dallas Cowboys has always been the defense.

    For some years now, this defense has been a “bend-but-don't-break” kind of defense. That could be changing for the Cowboys soon. The Giants OL is not very good, but the Cowboys showed us a promising .

    was getting pressure constantly and even sacked Eli twice. saw some action too, getting his first career sack. is coming in week 5, and will be back when the Cowboys face the Cardinals in week 3.

    Anthony Brown's interception is also a sign of improvement. It wasn't one of those interceptions in which the ball falls into the CB hand, but an athletic play on the ball by the sophomore player. The kind of plays this defense is missing, and the kind of plays that will make this a championship team.

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    Overall, the Dallas Cowboys had a good game during the first week of the season. This could be our year… I sure hope so. Next week the Cowboys face another elite defense. The will prove to be a tough opponent, but last time I checked, Dallas is a pretty tough opponent too.

    As for now, the Dallas Cowboys are 1-0.

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    Mauricio Rodriguez
    Mauricio Rodriguezhttps://www.facebook.com/PrimeroCowboys/
    I love to write, I love football and I love the Dallas Cowboys. I've been rooting for America's team all the way from Mexico ever since I can remember. If you want to talk football, I'm in... You'll find me at @MauNFL.

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