The Dallas Cowboys move into first place in the NFC East division after their 37-34 victory over the division rival New York Giants, but they paid a hefty price to do so. They likely lost Quarterback Dak Prescott and Defensive Tackle Trysten Hill to season-ending injuries and the ripple effects of both injuries are likely to have a huge impact on the rest of the Cowboys 2020 season.
The Dallas Cowboys remaining success or failure now depends on the play of former Cincinnati Bengals starting QB Andy Dalton. The Cowboys are no doubt fortunate to have such an experienced QB, however, he’s more than likely a downgrade from Dak Prescott. Only time will tell though, but for now everything depends on No. 14’s play moving forward.
All of that discussion is best saved for another time though. Today, let’s get to The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly for the Dallas Cowboys from their Week 5 matchup with the New York Giants. As always, feel free to share your own thoughts and opinions on this topic in the comment section.
Let’s get started…
Michael Gallup is arguably the hero of the game due to his two clutch catches to put the Dallas Cowboys in range for the game-winning field goal, but for me CeeDee Lamb was the good yesterday against New York Giants. He was targeted 11 times against the Giants and caught eight passes for 124 receiving yards. He’s quickly becoming the Cowboys most consistent WR and cementing himself with the other Cowboys greats to wear No. 88. Not too shabby for a rookie.
I think we all know what the bad was for the Dallas Cowboys in Week 5. The bad is obviously the devastating ankle injury Dak Prescott sustained. Love him or hate him, he is no doubt the heart and soul of this team. He was having a historic 2020 season, but just like that it looks like it’s all but over. His teammates are going to have to figure out some way to push forward without him and a lot of that will fall on how well Andy Dalton plays the rest of the season.
What wasn’t ugly for the Dallas Cowboys yesterday against the New York Giants!? Nearly every bit of it was ugly. I honestly couldn’t single out one thing so instead I’m lumping it all together. Pretty much from start to finish the Cowboys played exactly the way we’ve seen them play thus far this season. They continue to turrn over the ball, make mental mistakes, and play poorly on defense. They absolutely deserved to lose this game and were extremely fortunate to come out on top.