What do you know!? The Dallas Cowboys weren’t completely terrible in Ben DiNucci’s first career start in the NFL against the Philadelphia Eagles. In fact, this might just be one of the more complete games they’ve played. Although they played better it sadly wasn’t enough in the end to secure the victory against a divisional opponent.
After the way the Dallas Cowboys have been playing lately I thought my weekly The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly articles were finished considering there wasn’t really anything good to write about, but I guess I was wrong. Here we are again, so let’s get to it… Shall we!?
Call me crazy, but the Dallas Cowboys defense wasn’t terrible against the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday night in Week 8. In fact, that’s what I’m going with as the good this week. Who would’ve thought that would ever happen the way they’ve played this season. Truth be told, the defense was was actually the bright spot highlighted by Trevon Diggs’ two interceptions. It took half the season, but they finally played with an attitude and confidence. Hopefully it catches on.
For a change I actually had a difficult time deciding exactly what to go with here. In the end though I think this Week 8 matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles came down to one play… Ben DiNucci’s sack, fumble that helped put the Eagles up 21-9 with a little over five minutes to go in the fourth quarter. For me, that was the bad. That play alone put an end to a potential scoring drive for the Cowboys and quite possibly an end to their season as well.
It wasn’t all that surprising to see the Dallas Cowboys offense struggle considering they were starting a rookie quarterback behind a banged up offensive line. What was surprising though was Kellen Moore’s offensive playcalling creativity. I was little scared for Ben DiNucci after seeing Andy Dalton get his head taken off last week, but thankfully the offense didn’t play as bad as I thought. They were just ugly. I actually wouldn’t mind to seeing more of that offensive creativity.