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DAL 36, CAR 28: Elliott, Diggs Lead Cowboys to 3-1

The Cowboys put up 23 unanswered points and turned a first-half slugfest with the Panthers into a slaughter. The final score of 36-28 against Carolina moves Dallas to 3-1 on the season.

led the with 143 rushing yards and a touchdown on just 20 carries. It was Zeke's highest rushing total since 2018, with nearly 100 yards coming in just the second half.

put up four passing touchdowns despite only having 188 yards, doing his part as a drive-finisher and making some critical plays when it mattered. One of his best moments came on the ground, scrambling on a 4th-down play and ripping off a 21-yard run one a first-half drive.

recorded two interceptions, giving him five for the year and making a real conversation now. But our new superstar wasn't the only stud in the ; had a solid performance in coverage and continued to show up in multiple spots.

The front line also got into the action. had two in the first half to lead a five-sack day; and added one each while and split another.

It wasn't total dominance; Sam Darnold through for over 300 yards and and scored four two touchdowns, two of which he ran in. The Panthers runners totaled 113 yards overral.

Still, this game showed things we've longed to see from the Cowboys. They looked much stronger after halftime and made big plays on both sides of the ball to take and hold momentum. While Carolina ultimately lost by eight, the true story of the game wasn't so close.

The win maintains Dallas' lead in the as Washington was also victorious against Atlanta, moving them to 2-2. The Eagles and Giants are now both 1-3 after Philly lost to Kansas City and New York got their first win of 2021 over the Saints.

The Cowboys will host those Giants next Sunday.

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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