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Dak Prescott and Cowboys Offense are Back

The Dallas Cowboys took the Washington Football Team to the woodshed on Sunday Night. The dominated again, forcing two more turnovers, including an interception that went to the house courtesy of . Dallas held Washington to 3/13 on third downs, and they now lead the NFL in opposing third-down percentage (31.2%).

The aspect of the win that was most important was the getting back on track. It was an offensive explosion on Sunday Night for Dallas.

Dallas amassed 497 yards of offense while going 10/15 on third downs and a remarkable 6/6 in the .

According to rbsdm.com, the Cowboys finished the week with the second-best EPA/play (0.343), fifth in (50.0%), third in dropback EPA (0.553), and fifth in dropback success rate (57.4%).

Dallas led 42-7 at halftime and benched their starters before the fourth quarter. The offensive performance in the first half was even more impressive.

The offense ranked second in EPA/play in the first two quarters (0.507), first in success rate (59.6%), second in dropback EPA (0.608), and third in dropback success rate (61.5%).

The Cowboys struggled a bit on first down the past several weeks. On Sunday, Dak Prescott earned the third-best first down passer rating in (127.6).

Prescott was the first Cowboy to pass for four touchdowns in a half since 2013 when accomplished that feat. He was also the first player to pass for a touchdown to a , , , and offensive lineman in the same regular-season game. did this in a 1999 Divisional playoff game.

Prescott looked more comfortable on Sunday. He used his legs to pick up some first downs, which he has been criticized for not doing over the past few weeks when he has had the opportunity. Prescott added 2.3 expected points with his running during the game.

He also was finally able to push the ball downfield, something the Cowboys’ offense had struggled to do for much of the past month.

Prescott led the league in week 16 in average intended air yards (10.9) and ranked tied for fourth in average completed air yards (8.0).

The Cowboys, in total, had seven passing plays of over 15 yards and had 15 passing plays of ten or more yards. It was a sight for sore eyes for Cowboys fans, as this Prescott-led offense finally started to resemble what we all saw during the first half of the season.

Credit also needs to be given to and the wide receivers. Moore looked more in control calling the game and dialed up some excellent play calls. To their benefit, Dallas utilized the no-huddle a lot in this game, something they should do more of going forward. 

The receivers who have been struggling were able to get open and find soft spots in the defense.

After the blowout win of Washington on Sunday, the Cowboys now possess the number one offense in yards and points.

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Written by Kevin Rice

I'm a 32 year old life long Cowboys fan from New York. It's fun growing up in enemy territory. College basketball and March Madness fanatic. Lover of thrillers and comedies. Follow me on twitter @CowboysCC9

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cowboy fan ed

As long as we play fast and keep an up tempo , this offense will keep opposing defenses off balance! Once we start using every second on the play clock to run a play it gives the opposition time to set their defense and will be harder to execute our play!

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