Describing the Dallas Cowboys Week 16 offensive performance against the Philadelphia Eagles as “explosive” would be an understatement. They were a dominant force Sunday afternoon and finally looked like the high-octane offense we expected to see all season.
What’s truly fascinating about that is the fact that they accomplished such a feat with a patchworked offensive line and a backup quarterback. None of that mattered though Sunday afternoon. They finally lived up to expectations and put on a pretty impressive show if I do say so myself.
Maybe it was Tony Pollard’s big game in Week 15 against the San Francisco 49ers that lit a fire under Ezekiel Elliott, but he looked like the Zeke of old against the Eagles. He was explosive, decisive, and physical the entire game and his 139 total yards on the ground and through the air helped open up the Cowboys passing game.
Even Andy Dalton had his way with Philadelphia’s defense in Week 16. He spread the ball around to seven different players in the passing game to the tune of 377 passing yards and three touchdowns. He was throwing darts Sunday afternoon and it paid off in a big way for the Cowboys receivers.
All three of the Dallas Cowboys wide receivers ended up having good games. Both Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup ended up with 121 receiving yards a piece and No. 13 even found the end zone twice. Not to be outdone, CeeDee Lamb found the end zone twice as well both on the ground and through the air.
All in all, this was arguably the best the Dallas Cowboys have looked all season on the offensive side of the ball. Zeke is running with authority once again and Andy Dalton is finally clicking with all of his receivers. Surprisingly enough, they are finally starting to play up to their talent level. Let’s just hope they can keep it up.