What a win for the Dallas Cowboys. Another amazing upset occurred for the team as Quarterback Cooper Rush was the starter. Cooper is now a 2-0 quarterback when starting. While Cooper is the center of attention this week, I'd like to look at how well our defense played instead.
The Dallas Cowboys' defense has been unstoppable. Last week in a 19-3 loss to Tampa Bay, the defense only managed to allow one touchdown from Tom Brady while also intercepting him and sacking him twice.
This week, the defense allowed Quarterback Joe Burrow to only rack up 199 yards and one touchdown. Let's remember that this is the quarterback that just went to the Super Bowl last year. The way we managed to stop him was incredible. However, it brings up a question, how DID we stop him?
Well, to start, our secondary was amazing. They broke up many passes and covered well. On one of the Bengals' last drives, they gave up some pretty big plays allowing the Bengals to score and tie. Other than that, solid job with our cornerbacks.
Now you may notice that the Dallas defense didn't manage to get a pick. Still, they came out as the victors. Last year there were games when they forced 1-2 turnovers yet they still lost. This game proves that sometimes all you need to win a big game is to focus on shutting down their passing game and not go for the pick.
Another strong factor during the game that helped them win was our defensive line. They did an amazing job of putting plenty of pressure on Joe Burrow. Throughout the game, Joe was forced to make faster passes that resulted in smaller yard gains.
The Dallas Cowboys' defense is too good this year. While our offense still has some work to do, I think a lot of us can agree that their defense may be the best in the league.