The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly For Cowboys Against Pittsburgh

The Dallas Cowboys improved 8-1 and still hold a two-game cushion over the rest of the NFC East division with the impressive win over the Pittsburgh Steelers yesterday afternoon.

What a performance! WOW!

Watching the game the only thing I could think was how the Dallas Cowboys were doing their best to try to lose the game, but the way everything ended couldn’t have been scripted better if it was a Hollywood movie.

If I was physically able to jump up and scream when Ezekiel Elliott scored the winning touchdown with just seconds left on the clock, I would have. I couldn’t think of a better way to end the game.

This game was incredible and is exactly what we have all come to expect when the Dallas Cowboys face off against the Pittsburgh Steelers. This rivalry is the real deal and seeing these two historic franchises play one another always proves to be entertaining to watch.

This week’s edition of The  Good, The Bad, And The Ugly was a little more difficult than usual because I’m still riding the high of the Cowboys victory, but below is what I came up with. I hope you enjoy.

The Good 

Cowboys Headlines - The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly For Cowboys Against Pittsburgh 1I think we can all agree that the good for the Dallas Cowboys against the Pittsburgh Steelers yesterday afternoon was Ezekiel Elliott.

Elliott exploded for 114 yards on the ground and scored two rushing touchdowns. He also took a screen pass 83 yards for another TD and finished the night with two catches for 95 yards.

How fitting was it that Ezekiel Elliott was able to score the winning touchdown with seconds left in the game?

Elliott is still on pace to break Eric Dickerson’s rookie rushing record, but his performance yesterday afternoon against the Pittsburgh Steelers might have entered him into the MVP conversation as well.

What more can I say? Ezekiel Elliott is a BEAST and he proved it against the Pittsburgh Steelers yesterday.

The Bad

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It was really difficult to decide what to put in this category for the bad, but I finally decided to go with the defensive performance against the Steelers.

This was really the first game the entire season that the defense for the Dallas Cowboys was exposed. It really shouldn’t come too much of a surprise considering they were down two of their best defensive backs and facing a talented Steelers offense that features two of the best playmakers in the NFL (Antonio Brown, Le’Veon Bell).

Heading into this matchup the defense had yet to allow a 100 yard receiver or a 100 yard rusher, but Antonio Brown ended that streak, finishing the game with 154 yards and one TD.

We all know that this defense has a mentality of bending and not breaking, so I will give them credit for continuing to fight the entire game and doing enough to come away with the W.

It might’ve been their worst performance of the season, but coming away with the victory is all that matters.

The Ugly

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The ugly for the Dallas Cowboys against the Pittsburgh Steelers happened on the opening drive of the game when Dak Prescott fumbled the ball after being stripped from behind.

You may think this is nitpicking, but that particular turnover allowed the Steelers to jump out to an early lead and get the momentum in the game on their home turf. Fortunately, that turnover didn’t determine the outcome of the game.

Luckily, Prescott was able to put it behind him and play an outstanding game. He finished the afternoon throwing for 319 yards and two touchdowns.

Who would’ve guessed that Dak Prescott would be the victor over Ben Roethlisberger in a shoot out on the road?

Prescott continues to impress and should remain the starting quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys as long as he is able to perform like he has been.

What is your good, bad, and ugly for the Cowboys against the Steelers?

Please feel free to use the comment section below to share your thoughts and opinions on this topic.

What do you think?

Brian Martin

Written by Brian Martin

Level C2/C3 quadriplegic. College graduate with a bachelors degree in sports and health sciences-concentration sports management. Sports enthusiast. Dallas Cowboys fanatic. Lover of life with a glass half-full point of view.


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