DAL 24, DET 6: Cowboys defense forces 5 takeaways in victory over Lions

    The notched their 5th victory, defeating the 24 to 6 Sunday afternoon.

    With the help of five turnovers in the second half from the Lions, the Cowboys scored 21 unanswered points to close the door on any upset some thought may have been brewing.

    After looking like a junior-varsity team on and letting the Lions move seamlessly in the first half — both personnel groups made a statement to start the second half.

    On the Detroit opening drive, launched it downfield and ball-hawk got an interception, which led to the Dallas offense driving the field and finally putting some points on the board.

    It was good to see find the end zone twice in the second half, a much-needed effort after he was banged up early in the game.


    Elliott finished with 57 yards on 15 carries. added to the mix producing 83 yards on 12 carries.

    made his return for the first time since the in week one. He shook the rust off and played well enough in the second half with the help of the rushing attack and stellar to win the game.

    He needs to improve, we all see that, but he settled in and did enough in his first start since opening night to close the game in the second half.

    The defense did their thing again and created five turnovers, that allowed them to continue to run the ball and open up easy throws for Prescott.

    We saw the offense and try to get cute again with some questionable play calls with the .

    The Cowboys are 5-2, and at the end of the day, guess what? That is all that matters.

    Plenty of work is still needed to be done, and I’m not going to harp on all things negative right now, because they are winning football games they normally lose.

    A few players got a little banged up throughout the game, including ; that is an injury they need to keep an eye on going forward.

    The Cowboys are at home again next week against the Bears, then roll into the and have a real chance to be sitting pretty moving into maybe the most challenging part of their schedule.

    Shane Taylor
    Shane Taylor
    Cowboys fan from the Midwest. Writing is fun, Staff writer for Inside the Star. Follow me on twitter @ShaneTaylor43


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    Kellen Moore is a drag on this team’s offense. His play calling is getting steadily worse with each game. On 2nd down am one, we couldn’t get a first down basically because of his knuckle head ass making bad call after bad call. On second and one, how about a quarterback sneak. Dak is big enough to get in behind Zack Martin and get 1 yard. McCarthy should keep his eye on Kellen Moore’s bumbling ass in the future. I think next year the Cowboys need to replace him with a true OC. If not McCarthy should take over the play calling before Moore gets him fired! By the way, that’s exactly what I think he’s trying to do.


    With the luxury of getting five turnovers, one at the Cowboy’s one yard line, they beat the one-win lowly Lions, which they should have even without the turnovers. Franky their first half performance was underwhelming and if the Lions don’t fumble on the one-yard line, things may have been a bit different. But five TOs and ensuing short fields put them in the driver seat. This game and maybe next week’s Bears game are probably the easiest games of the season.