Sunday's game sure was a crazy one. While many fans expected a super low-scoring defensive match-up, we instead got a game that had a combined score of 78 points. During the game, the Cowboys did a lot of things right but also struggled in some areas. It's now time to take a peek at what occurred in the game.
Wow, I must say, the Cowboys' offense finally looked like it should. Running back Tony Pollard looked amazing and lived up to the hype of why he would go berserk in Sunday's game. I was happy to see Tony get 130+ yards. He showed himself to be an amazing running back and helped the Cowboys push through this game. The offensive line also did a very good job in this game at giving Tony the space he needed to work with.
Now onto Quarterback Dak Prescott. As many fans here know I like Cooper Rush and I gave Dak a hard time while on the sidelines during his injury period. However, Dak performed great in this game. No complaints over here. Dak managed to lead the team to 42 points (the defense scored a touchdown as well.)
This performance was great and pushed the whole team to this win. The receivers looked great as well. Wide Receiver CeeDee Lamb was amazing and had 77 yards and one touchdown. Very happy with the offense.
Alright, it's hard to pick on the Cowboys' defense just because of how well they've performed this year, but I do not think they should have let up 29 points to the unstable Bears. Yes, the Bears do look a lot better than when they started at the beginning of the year, but not an excuse.
I mostly blame our rushing defense. The Cowboys let Quarterback Justin Fields scramble and run for 60 yards. Running back Khalil Herbert managed to rack up 99 yards on our defense. These things can be easily fixed, and it's scary because if the opponent's QB ever scrambles, it seems our defense just can't stop him.
This was the main problem with Sunday's game, and the Cowboys need to focus on keeping their opposing QBs in the pocket and not letting them run all over the field.
I am a man who gives credit when it's needed. Offensive Coordinator Kellen Moore had a great game and finally started to design and call some really good plays for the Cowboys. It seemed like Kellen had a great balance of sticking with the run game and passing the ball.
If Kellen can stick with this mindset and deliver calls and balance as he did in this game, Cowboy fans will start to become very happy.
At this point, I would usually add another flaw the Cowboys had during the game, but I can't think of any right now. I think the Cowboys are having a bye week at the perfect time. They can get the defense back on track and it'll give Dak even more time to heal (if there are still problems with his finger).