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    The Brady Report: While The Young WRs Disappoint, The DB’s Shine

    The finally opened up their Saturday night, doing so with a 17-9 road loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

    While the starters played very limited time during the contest, with many key players not playing whatsoever, there's still a ton to take away from this game. Let's dive right into my from the Cowboys loss, and discuss who shined and who disappointed in the opener.

    • For his first live-action drive this season, I thought Dak Prescott played well. He and clearly have developed a rapport over Gallup's first year-and-change with the team, and they are going to keep trying to hook up on that fly route down the sideline this season. It drew a defensive pass interference call Saturday night which set up the first field goal of the game. Prescott might've been lucky his third down attempt to got tipped, though, as that could've been a interception had it gotten through the line.
    • had a real nice day. Not only did he have a solid pass breakup on a third down to force a punt, he was also aggressive and controlled as tackler in the open field. He looks as comfortable as he ever has out there, and his tackling was impressive. He struggled to make plays on the ball in 2018, so the pass breakup was great to see. His time working as CB1 in practice these past few weeks might be sharpening his coverage skills even further.
    • Speaking of young corners having good nights, add both and to that list. Brown specifically had an excellent in the fist quarter on third and ten. He played good man coverage, and though he allowed the reception he made sure to keep the receiver short of the sticks. All of a sudden the Cowboys have an embarrassment of riches at the position, and when comes back one of these guys is going to be relegated to a bench role they deserve better than.
    • Then there was rookie . The pick came up with a nice interception in his first game action, and began to show signs of the player that the Cowboys seem to believe can help fill their safety hole in 2019 and beyond.
    • While the young defensive backs looked as good as advertised, the young wide receivers had a bit of a rough night. Jon'Vea Johnson came in with a ton of hype, but a big third down drop stalled both the momentum of the Cowboys' and his own hype train at once. He still came up with a nice sideline catch towards the end of the first half, but the drops are beginning to become an issue. Still, his route running is impressive and should not be overlooked. didn't do much himself, though didn't help these wide receivers out either.
    • Speaking of Mike White, it wasn't pretty for the young quarterback on Saturday night. looked composed and comfortable, and put even more space between him and White for the QB2 role. If Dallas really does only carry two quarterbacks, it might be curtains for Mike White.
    • Last but certainly not least, let's talk about the . The first unit (minus ) was really solid. was downright dominant in pass protection, even producing a viral internet clip by throwing the pass rusher down to the ground with ease. I though looked good and is certainly carrying his newly added weight well. did get beat inside once on the pass attempt which resulted in pass interference, but I felt they did a nice job as a group overall. Once the rest of the linemen came in, though, there were some issues. Though Adam Redmond, , and held their own on the interior, had a really rough night. Hyatt just isn't ready for the NFL game, particularly concerning his play strength.
    • One last parting shot: the Cowboys need to do something about . There simply can't be a single player, coach, or fan that feels confident in him when he comes into the game at this point. Maybe some veteran competition will get him right. Maybe not, but it's worth a shot.
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    Kevin Brady
    Kevin Bradyhttps://kevinrobertbrady.wordpress.com
    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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    James Barber

    Personally my concern was in the fourth quarter. Even though Looney, Su’A-Filo and Bryant teamed up together… Meaning two vets and a rookie that we alla ssumed was an overlooked gem due to his playtime against solid teammates and a rivals at Clemson, they were being bullied. Not sure if it is fair to lump the “line’s performance” together… but as a team they looked pretty much average at best. I assumed those 3 together going against a 3rd string defense should have performed much better. If McGovern was in snapping at Center or playing guard and Looney playing Center… that should have been 4 out of 5 guys that we feel were capable starters. Wish we could have seen those 4 out there.

    Kevin Washington

    I read somewhere dat Richard teaches his db”s not to turn their heads wen da ball is in da air. Mike Jackson cud have intercepted da ball if he turned his head on dat long pass to deebo samuel. If it’s TRUE dat he teaches dem dat does anybody knw y? Can someone plz explain it to me? Also, it seems db’s across da league dnt turn their heads