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DAL 20, LAC 17: Greg Zuerlein Hits 56-Yard Field Goal for the Win

The Cowboys have seen their last two games come down to last-second field goals. Last week it resulted in a win for and the Buccaneers, but this time it was in Dallas' favor. hit a 56-yarder to cancel overtime and lift the Cowboys to a 20-17 road win over the .

Dallas established a 14-3 lead in the 1st Quarter and needed every bit of it over the rest of the day. The Cowboys were unable to get back to the endzone but did enough to work the clock, set up two Zuerlein field goals, and avoid huge mistakes to preserve the victory.

It was a much slower day for ; only 237 passing yards and no touchdowns. He also had one interception early which was clearly a bad throw, as opposed to last week's pick that came off 's hands.

It was Lamb who led all Dallas receivers with eight catches for 81 yards. The quiet day in general for the was largely thanks to ground dominance; the Cowboys had 198 total rushing yards and posting 109 of them on just 13 carries. added 71 yards and both he and Pollard scored one of the early touchdowns.

Dallas' had its issues, sacrificing a little over 400 yards, but also made some huge plays in critical moments. got his second INT of the year to end Los Angeles' first possession and had a huge endzone pick late in the 3rd to keep points off the board.

After failing to get any against Brady last week, Dallas got to twice today even with and out. The two sacks went to and , who was used a lot as a pass rusher today.

The win moves Dallas to 1-1 on the year and creates a three-way tie with Philadelphia and Washington. The Football Team got a win last Thursday night over the Giants, who are now 0-2, and the Eagles lost earlier today to the 49ers.

Dallas and Philadelphia will both get an extra day off now as they prepare for a showdown in Week 3. It will be the Cowboys' first home game of 2021, and thankfully they'll be coming into it now with some positive momentum.

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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