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CIN 21, DAL 13: Dak Prescott Continues Strong Preseason in Loss

The games may not count yet, but looks ready for the . The continued his strong play in the team's 21-13 loss to the .

Prescott played three series, going 10/15 for 86 yards and a touchdown. He got the out of trouble a few times with his feet, avoiding and ultimately getting the scoring pass off on a redzone scramble.

Dak's strong play has coincided with shutdown performances from the starting . The Cowboys' first-team defenders have yet to allow a score in two preseason games. Tonight, the Bengals were forced into four punts and two turnovers on their first-half possessions.

Overall, the Cowboys are a combined 24-7 in the first halves of their first two preseason contests.

The second half has been the problem, and for two weeks now Dallas' reserves have squandered halftime leads and given up losses. Thankfully, most of the responsible players will not be on the final .

Other Notes

  • There were several concerning for the Cowboys tonight. None was scarier than when All-Pro went out with a knee , but it does not appear to have been serious. Starting and Xavier Woods also got banged up; Byron returned to the game but Woods did not. Datone Jones also left with a knee injury.
  • Even more concerning was the play of the second-team . was typically awful, but we also saw swing Cam Fleming struggling and just an overall lack of protection for the backups quarterbacks. Green got benched in the second half and may have finally played his way off the team.
  • Credit to for getting open in the endzone to give Dak Prescott a receiver for the touchdown throw. Even with his warts, Williams' two years of playing with Dak can't be ignored in deciding who makes the team.
  • continues to run with the starters on offense and may have quietly taken the job away from .
  • took advantage of some extra playing time tonight after left with a hip injury. He broke off a few nice runs to amass 42 yards on just six carries, plus had four receptions.
  • We finally get to see Dan Bailey kick a field goal again, and it was an easy 35-yarder with no issues.
  • Shout out to for one of the pretty interceptions that a Cowboys DB has made in some time. Awuzie had to bend like Beckham (Odell, that is) to get a hand on the ball, then tipped it to himself for the pick.
  • Preseason fun continues for the Cowboys next Sunday when they host the on NBC's .
Jess Haynie
Jess Haynie
Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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