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CB Jourdan Lewis Shines in Win vs Falcons

The Dallas Cowboys got a much-needed bounce-back win against the 43-3 in Week 10, led by their . Rookie picked up his sixth sack of the season, recorded a sack and blocked a punt, and cornerbacks and each registered interceptions.

On the Falcons' second possession of the game, however, Jourdan Lewis would set the tone for the Cowboys' defensive masterpiece. On 3rd and 7 from the Cowboys 32, Lewis made a huge pass breakup while defending rookie on an out route. Instead of kicking a field goal, the Falcons went for it on 4th down, which was a mistake. This time defending Russell Gage, Lewis stopped an underneath route and forced a turnover on downs which the Cowboys took full advantage of and built a 14-3 lead after an touchdown.

The former Michigan Wolverine put the cherry on top early in the fourth quarter. Lewis intercepted backup Josh Rosen, his second of the season which tied his single-season high of two from 2019.

Lewis's 94.5 grade according to was the highest for all Cowboys defenders and his best in any single game of his career. He was targeted five times but only allowed one reception for no gain. Lewis also tied a single-game career-high with his three pass breakups (did it twice as a rookie in 2017).

The Cowboys are tied for second with 14 interceptions which have led to a plus-five , the sixth-best in the NFL. Lewis told the media during a postgame that the performance of the defense on Sunday was the standard that they should play at, and something they have been focused on doing since the beginning of the program.

“It's just the standard,” Lewis said. “I mean, that's what we're supposed to do. That's supposed to happen. We're supposed to take the ball away, fly around on defense and play how we did today.

“That's what we planned to do in March . Just go out there, fly around and understand that we were building something special.”

The play of the Cowboys' in 2021, which has been a weak spot in years past, has been a pleasant surprise, and Lewis wasn't hesitant to rave about the unit.

“It's a group full of dogs,” said Lewis. “We love playing with each other. We love competing with each other. You can see from A.B. to Trevon, to all of us, we're just competing against ourselves, trying to get better and dominate.”

Lewis signed a three-year deal worth up to $16.5 million back in March. He's showing that he's a valuable member of what the Cowboys do defensively and playing at the level he can as a third corner makes the defense in Dallas that much stronger.

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  1. I think the Lewis (and now maybe Parsons) give this defense that wildcard player. He can simply be a quality slot-corner, or he can be a guy who corrals the Kamara’s of the NFL landscape, or he can be a nice QB-spy and outside blitzer. He’s a small dog with a lot of fight and a decent tackler. He may never “star” on a defense, but he’ll always be solid contributor …

  2. Good to see Jordan get his well deserved props. The previous staffs failed to give adequate playing time to one if the teams strongest competitors simply because of a lack of height.

    Foolish.

    They deserve to be gone. Jordan is a versatile piece for this team.

    Good for him.

  3. I thought with Awuze and that group he was the best. I’m excited that he trust his team mates and focuses on his job solely. We’ll only get better with time. Jordan will only get better with time too!

  4. IMO, JL is underated. For me, l always liked his play for the most part throughout his career and commented so. As any DB, he will get beat, but that happens to all of them. He also comes up to the line and makes tackles, which shows good instincts. Some commenters here knock him, but I think he is a pretty good DB overall.

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