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Dallas Cowboys “Hungry” for More after Win Over Vikings

After suffering the number of and the value of those injured, it wouldn't be a surprise to see a team pack it in and begin looking toward the and subsequent regular season as their next shot at making a playoff run. Watching the the last couple of games, first against the still undefeated and the on Sunday, you'd never guess this was a team that had only two wins at the halfway point and was missing its starting .

This is a team that is showing fight and is playing its best football since was lost for the season.

In the 31-28 win over the Vikings, the Cowboys joined the rest of the East with three wins apiece and sit a half-game behind the for first place in the division. With a pivotal divisional matchup with the Washington Football Team looming on , the Cowboys have an opportunity to take control of the with a win.

And they look like a team that's not satisfied with “moral victories.” They're still grinding away trying to find a way to win games and hopefully make the . There will be no tanking with this team. To hear tell it, they're “hungry.”

Lamb and the Dallas Cowboys showed that hunger as they battled with the Vikings on Sunday, answering each Vikings score with one of their own in the fourth quarter. The 31 points by the were the most points scored by the offense since their week five win over the when they scored 37. Like Sunday, Quarterback led a game-winning drive late in the fourth quarter.

The , though it allowed big plays to Adam Thielen, , and , hung in there and made just enough plays to hold off a comeback bid by . On the final drive of the game for the Vikings, they harassed Kirk Cousins, not allowing him any comfort in the pocket and the Vikings went four and out and gained just four yards to finish the game.

The schedule sets up fairly well for the Cowboys. They have three games remaining against their NFC East foes, a game against the who lost for the season, the who have had struggles at quarterback this season, and the who've not looked like the same team we saw a year ago.

In a division that has been as bad as the NFC East has been, the Dallas Cowboys are in a position to make a run and make the playoffs. If their offense can be as efficient and productive as it was on Sunday against the Vikings, they'll have an opportunity to do more in the playoffs with the defense trending in the right direction.

It was an encouraging win for this team as it looks to establish their identity under first-year . The toughness and grit that was on display was a welcomed sight.

The Cowboys will have an opportunity to build off the win as they get ready to face the Washington Football Team on Thanksgiving. With a chance to avenge a loss from earlier in the season, the Dallas Cowboys can also put another foot forward on their way to claiming a playoff spot and the NFC East title.

As much as many observers would like to see this team with a high draft pick heading into the , it doesn't look like this team will oblige. After getting their third win of the season on Sunday, this is a team that's hungry for more.

John Williams
John Williams
Dallas Cowboys optimist bringing factual, reasonable takes to Cowboys Nation and the NFL Community. I wasn't always a Cowboys fan, but I got here as quick as I could. Make sure you check out the Inside The Cowboys Podcast featuring John Williams and other analysts following America's Team.

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