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    Takeaway Tuesday: What We Learned From Cowboys Victory Over Cardinals

    Oh, boy. Didn't we all miss this victory feeling? I sure did. The Cowboys beat the Arizona Cardinals 28-17 last Monday Night and it was a good one. After a long loss week, the Cowboys are 2-1 and ready to roll.

    It was an ugly start, no doubt. The Cowboys were slow at the beginning of the game but fortunately, they picked it up.

    A win is a win. At the end of the day, that's what matters.

    And like losses, you learn a lot from victories. Here are my takeaways from yesterday's win over Arizona. 

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    DeMarcus Lawrence Is a “War Daddy”

    This franchise has been looking for a legit “War Daddy” for a long time now. The Cowboys may have depth in their , but they need someone who can consistently pressure the for this to get to another level.

    is proving to be that guy. Lawrence has been in this team for a while, but this is the first season he is completely healthy. And he is killing it.

    He currently leads the NFL with 6.5 in just three games. He is one and a half sack away from his career record. We're three weeks into the season. These are All-Pro kind of numbers.

    D-Law and the Cowboys have faced three pretty bad offensive lines, but a healthy and confident #90 might keep it up all season.

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    Yes… Dak Is Still Dak

    It's amazing how two weeks of NFL action are enough for people to claim a player isn't good anymore. And while it is true that Dak has struggled a little bit, it isn't fair at all to say he isn't a good QB.

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    remains a very talented and poised player. And he still has a great arm. He showed it twice in two amazing plays with . While running to the sidelines on both plays, Dak threw two great throws to #19.

    The hasn't been as good as it should be. The could be better, to be honest. Dak will inevitably struggle more than he did last season because of this same reason. Teams want to stop Zeke.

    Without a great running game, he will need to pull these wins off. Let's hope he does. I'm sure he will.

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    The Cowboys Need Their Playmakers

    For a moment, the game was feeling exactly like the game. The Cardinals easily drove the ball down the field to get a TD, the Cowboys had a three and out, and it simply felt like the Cowboys were being dominated.

    Then Dak Prescott injected life into the . After throwing a precise throw to rookie WR to get the first and goal, Dak executed the best play of the game. From the 10-yard line he faked the handoff to Zeke just to keep it and dive into the end zone to score six points upside down.

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    On another drive, Zeke ran for 20 yards even though he was contacted at the line of scrimmage. Elliott's run set up the next Cowboys TD, featuring Dez Bryant.

    Dez had to shake off two defenders before dragging about half of the Cardinals' defense for the TD. It was awesome, and it was one of those plays only Dez could pull off.

    These three guys, these three playmakers gave this team life when they needed it the most. And if the Cowboys want to keep winning games this season, especially with such a tough schedule, they will need them just about every week.

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    Jourdan Lewis Will Be So Good

    DeMarcus Lawrence may have had three sacks last night, but could easily be awarded the of the game award. He saved this defense from a lot of problems.

    With six tackles and a deflected pass, all of them in key moments, Lewis shined in his second NFL game. His open field tackling and awareness skills are truly insane. The guy didn't have a single snap!

    Lewis should get a lot more snaps from now on, even if Awuzie and Carroll return. He is better than both of them, and he is proving it. He has a certain aggressiveness to him, it seems natural. Not many players have that… that's special.

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    The Dallas Cowboys Are Fine

    I won't lie by saying the Cowboys don't have a single problem. Because they do. For some reason, the offensive line hasn't lived up to the hype, the team has had slow starts and more issues. But there's no reason to press that panic button yet.

    Last year, after week three, the Cowboys were 2-1. They are 2-1 after three games now, too. This team has a lot to work on, but they are okay for now.

    We're talking about a league were neither of the two defending conference champions are winning in dominant fashion.

    This team can be better. And they probably will get better. That doesn't mean they're not contenders… they are. They'll get there.

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    The Dallas Cowboys will be back at next week, ready to face the 2-1 . It will be an interesting matchup… But hey, it's Tuesday… How about we enjoy another victory week?

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    Mauricio Rodriguez
    Mauricio Rodriguezhttps://www.facebook.com/PrimeroCowboys/
    I love to write, I love football and I love the Dallas Cowboys. I've been rooting for America's team all the way from Mexico ever since I can remember. If you want to talk football, I'm in... You'll find me at @MauNFL.

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    Donny King

    this maybe just nit picking, the Dallas defense left 4 INT’s on the field, 1 by Xavier Woods, 1 by Scandrick, 1 by Heath and 1 by D-Law, but other then that, a satisfying win, but how fitting is it last time Dallas faced Arizona in the regular season they lost 28-17

    Mauricio Rodriguez

    Interesting fact, didn’t know that. I agree about the INTs. Thank you for reading!

    Donny King

    ya the 28-17 loss is the week after Tony went down against Redskins in 2014 and brandon weeden took over, offense only put up 10 points, the other 7 came from a 59 yard pick 6 from tylar patmon

    Ethan Chazin

    First off, great game (and start to the season) by Tank but let’s hold off on the rush to give him that huge contract #2, since we saw how that worked with Tyrone Crawford. Next, just curious when someone who is an “expert” analyst is going to call out Taco Charlton for being a bust of a #1 pick so far and point out how our #2 draft pick Awuzie has been a non factor so far. It will be nice to get David Irving back in 2 weeks. It is surprising to see Alfred Morris be active/McFadden and Charles Tapper inactive. Good win. Resilient! Welcome to the team Brice Butler!

    Mauricio Rodriguez

    Great game, I agree! I’m not sure I understand who are you blaming of calling Taco a bust and saying Awuzie has been a non factor though. You have a point as to the contract for Lawrence. We have to see if he keeps it up.

    Ethan Chazin

    I am suggesting the announcers who cover games and reporters on blogging the boys, dallascowboys.com acknowledge taco as a bust at pick 28 and hopefully awuzie can return next week also zack martin is gonna get paid as top o lineman this season so the cap is gonna be tight plus room dead $$$

    Mauricio Rodriguez

    Leggo.

    Donny King

    unless your picking at 10 or below you cannot expect a defensive end taking in the high 20’s to have an immediate impact,, he’s still learning, and he’s had a few QB pressures

    Ethan Chazin

    Donny quote a few folks were saying that about taco b/4 the draft that he was a project but then why draft him in that spot? Because we were drafting for need DE and available talent at that spot so given he amount of development he requires did it make sense to in effect take a flyer on a 1st round pick???

    Mauricio Rodriguez

    I’m not calling him a bust or anything but Donny does have a point here, IMO. Pick 27 for a DE usually means he will need some developing. We’ll have to wait a bit.

    Ethan Chazin

    Ok so we disagree I believe a 1st round draft pick at ANY position starts and must contribute. Not all will be Joey boss but come on, you have to show up in the stat sheet it is inexcusable to talk about his playing time as # of “pressures”

    Mauricio Rodriguez

    Yeah, I disagree. I don’t believe that at that point you have to be a immediate starter., especially if it’s a DE.