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Monday Morning Hangover: Cowboys “Zeke Out” the Win Over Detroit

Cheers ! Any kind of hangover you may have today should be the result of some happy drinking. The won a hard-fought battle against the Sunday afternoon, and looked much more like the team we expected them to be to start the .

It wasn't all unicorns and rainbows for the Cowboys yesterday afternoon, but it rarely is when they face off against the Lions. When these two teams face off against one another it usually comes down to the final play of the game. Luckily, the Cowboys were able to secure the victory as time expired on a field goal.

For the most part, Dallas Cowboys controlled the game from start to finish against Detroit yesterday. They were able to do that by getting their talented , , heavily involved in not only the , but the as well. It was arguably Zeke's most dominant performance of his career.

To say that Ezekiel Elliott was the Sunday afternoon would be an understatement. He accounted for over 200 yards of all by himself, 152 yards rushing on 25 carries, and 88 yards receiving with one touchdown on four catches. He was in dominant form yesterday and Detroit simply couldn't come up with any answers as to how to contain him.

Zeke of course wasn't the only bright spot for the Dallas Cowboys yesterday. looked much improved from what we've seen from him so far this season. He was much more decisive with his throws and wasn't afraid to take shots down the field. This is the QB the Cowboys need more of moving forward.

Golden Tate
Detroit Lions WR

Defensively this wasn't the best outing for the Dallas Cowboys. QB Matt Stafford and his receivers were able to find some success in the passing game, although many of the catches were against some pretty tight coverage. This young will continue to improve of course, but it's safe to say the Lions WRs got the better of them yesterday.

With out, the Cowboys LBs played pretty well at first glance. and Jaylon both had some pretty impressive plays, which was good to see considering they are likely the future of the position moving forward.

The Cowboys got off to a slow start, but ended up putting pressure on Matt Stafford when it was needed most. continues his domination against any offensive lineman unfortunate enough to try to block him. He is on pace to not only match what he was able to do last year, but exceed it. With each QB sack, he seeing nothing but more and more $'s.

And, last but not least, how impressive has Brett Maher been since taking over for ? He not only made both of his extra point attempts against the Detroit Lions, but went 4/4 on field goals, including his game-winner. It looks as if the Cowboys may have made the right decision in releasing Bailey after all.

Overall, the Dallas Cowboys did what needed to be done against the Detroit Lions. As fans, all we can do now is hope we see much more of this as the season progresses. The are up next on the schedule in a matchup that has state pride on the line.

What do you think? Did you like the Dallas Cowboys performance against Detroit?

Brian Martin
Brian Martin
Level C2/C3 quadriplegic. College graduate with a bachelors degree in sports and health sciences-concentration sports management. Sports enthusiast. Dallas Cowboys fanatic. Lover of life with a glass half-full point of view.

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Ethan Chazin

I am curious to see analysis of the secondary’s performance notably the CBs versus safeties. The eyeball test watching the game tells me Jourdan Lewis struggled as did Awuzie, and of course our safeties (HEATH!!!) taking horrible angles to the ball. Also wondering what the analysis says about Xavier Woods in his 1st game?

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