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Plays Of The Week: D-Line Dominates And Anthony Brown Seals The Win

The opened their 2017 campaign with a convincing 16 point win over the . Considering where both teams are expected to be towards the end of the season, this week one victory could prove key in the division race.

To get to the point of victory, multiple key plays had to be made. Each week, as I did a season ago, I will run you guys through the top 5 most impressive and most important plays from the Cowboys previous game.

So, let's get into this week's top 5 from the Cowboys 19-3 win.

Dak Prescott + RPO = Touchdown

This play makes me happier than it would make a normal person, and not just because it resulted in a Cowboys touchdown. The play design here is beautiful. With the RPO for Prescott and Witten running down the seam at the top of the screen, and executing a bubble screen at the bottom, the Cowboys kept the Giants on their heels during this snap.

Prescott finds Witten for the touchdown here, and Dallas extends their lead to 13-0. This play proved crucial to the final result, as the Cowboys failed to score a touchdown the remainder of the game.

Contract Year DeMarcus Lawrence

On the Giants first offensive series of the game the Cowboys forced a quick and impressive three and out. On third down, dropped back to pass only to find right in his lap.

The Cowboys executed a -first twist on the inside here, and did it to perfection. occupies both the and tackle, forcing the to completely turn his hips. That hip turn leaves the guard no chance to recover and get back to Lawrence, and the result is Lawrence's first sack of the season.

Take Flight Chuck

DeMarcus Lawrence played out of his mind Sunday night, coming away with his first two of the season. Most expect him to be the team's sack leader, and possibly come away with around 8-10 by the end of the year.

, however, will be relied upon heavily as a rotational defensive end going forward. Sunday night, he showed that he is up to the challenge.

On a key second and goal here, Tapper explodes off the ball and beats Ereck Flowers with an inside move, getting to Manning and finishing a huge sack. This sack kept the Giants out of the end zone and proved to be vastly important to the Cowboys' win.

Anthony Brown, CB1

The Cowboys felt comfortable letting veteran starters in their walk away for nothing this for an abundance of reasons, but was at the top of that list.

Brown had himself a game on Sunday, blanketing and all of the Giants' pass catchers throughout the night. With the Giants looking to get back into the game midway through the fourth quarter, Brown jumped in front of an Eli Manning pass to force an interception.

This pick basically sealed the deal for the Cowboys en route to their 19-3 win.

Too Much Sauce

What is there to even say about this play?

On this third down, needing to keep the on the field and kill the clock, Cole Beasley made the play of the night. Prescott's pass was a bit behind Beasley, and on live viewing it appeared that the Giants may have been about to come away with a pick six.

Instead, Beasley showed tremendous focus and hand-eye coordination to bring in the catch of the week. Immediately after the play was made the comparisons between it and Odell Beckham's grab over began.

No matter where you stand on that argument, there's no denying that Beasley made a fantastic catch Sunday night.

Kevin Brady
Kevin Brady
Die-hard Cowboys fan from the Northeast, so you know I am here to defend the 'boys whenever necessary. Began writing for a WordPress Cowboys Blog, and have been with ITS since 2016.

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