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The Brady Report: How Many Different Ways Can We Say Dak Prescott Is Great?

Considering the opponent, the ’ week 11 victory wasn’t exactly the most encouraging one for the Dallas faithful. But, when you look at both the remaining schedule and the current playoff picture, it was an incredibly meaningful win for the now 6-4 Cowboys.

Dallas was able to control Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions with an explosive , doing just enough on to keep the Lions off their backs in the fourth quarter. Dallas held on for a 35-27 victory, and now sit a whole game atop the for first place in the .

Let’s get into my game notes from this week’s win.

  • I feel like a broken record at this point, but was once again awesome on Sunday. Prescott threw for over 400 yards and 3 touchdowns, and elevated an which was getting next to nothing on the ground for much of the game. spent all of last week screaming for Dak to get more chances to throw the ball. answered the complaints, and Prescott showed out. He is playing like a legit candidate right now, and Dallas will need this level of play to keep up if the Cowboys are to make a postseason run.
  • This entire needs a heck of a shoutout for their performance Sunday. and La’el Collins were absolutely lights out in pass protection all game, and the interior offensive line was as good (if not better) as they’ve been all year as well. Prescott had all day to throw on most of his dropbacks, and he made the most of the time he was given.
  • finally got the increased opportunities had been asking for, and he balled out. Pollard caught four balls for 44 yards and a touchdown, and two of his receptions essentially came on jet sweep plays with lead blocking. Kellen Moore got creative with Pollard’s usage, and the benefited from it greatly. Let’s hope this is a sign of things to come going forward.
  • has been the subject of a ton of criticism this season. And while much of it has been deserved, Awuzie had himself a solid day against the Lions. As usual, Awuzie was in the right position on almost every target, but this week he even made a couple plays on the ball to breakup potential completions. On the other side of Awuzie, played like the lockdown corner he is at his best. This ’s ceiling is scary when they are clicking correctly. Unfortunately, it’s become rare that they are all playing to their potential.
  • Despite the win, there are a lot of concerns going forward around this football team. Dallas’ interior is just plain bad against the run, and their linebackers haven’t been bailing them out either. is good for a splash play or two against the run every week, but he also gets washed down the line way too often for an interior “run stuffer.” has shown promise as a pass rushing 3-technique, but he has been wildly out of position against the run at times. When facing better offenses, the Cowboys have got to be able to slow down opposing running games if they want to compete at a high level.
  • These units, man. Awful. At this point Dallas should fair catch every punt, and let every single kickoff fly into the back of the end zone. Returning these is only resulting in negative plays. Oh, and they can’t cover kicks either. Not good!

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Written by 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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