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The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly From Cowboys Vs Bears

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Cowboys Headlines - #DALvsCHI: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

The Dallas Cowboys outplayed and outlasted the Chicago Bears Sunday night in a primetime match up to come away with a 31-17 victory.

The Cowboys are now 2-1 and are sitting third in the NFC East division due to the tiebreaker going to the New York Giants because of their Week 1 victory over the Cowboys.

America's Team looked dominant pretty much the entire game against the Chicago Bears, but if you were paying close attention there were quite a few things that still need to be addressed.

So, since I'm such a big Western movie fan, I decided to turn one of my favorite Clint Eastwood movies, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, into a post game article.

I think the title is pretty self-explanatory, but you will have to keep reading below for further explanation.

Without further ado, here is The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly based on the performance of the Cowboys' performance against the Bears Sunday night.

The Good

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If you're anything like me while watching the Dallas Cowboys take on the Chicago Bears Sunday night, then you pretty much had a smile plastered on your face throughout 99% of the game.

The good that I noticed the most was the performance of the 2016 rookies for the Dallas Cowboys, and in particular Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott.

Elliott and Prescott both had career first against the Chicago Bears Sunday night. Elliott had his first career 100 yard rushing game and Prescott connected with Dez Bryant for his first career touchdown pass in the NFL.

This tandem is the future of the Dallas Cowboys offense once Dak Prescott officially takes over as the starting quarterback for Tony Romo.

The future certainly looks bright for both Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott.

The Bad

Cowboys Headlines - The Good, The Bad, The Ugly From Cowboys Vs BearsThe Dallas Cowboys pretty much dominated all three phases of the game against the Chicago Bears, so there wasn't really a whole lot of bad things that happened Sunday night.

There was one play however that resulted in the Cowboys sole turnover of the game and also allowed the Chicago Bears to drive the field and put points on the board.

The bad play I'm talking about is when Terrance Williams fumbled the ball after a long reception.

Normally, this wouldn't be that big of an issue, but a lot of fans still have a bad taste in their mouths after Williams failed to run out of bounds in Week 1 against the New York Giants to stop the clock and give Dan Bailey a chance of kicking a 60+ yard field goal to win the game.

Williams has to do a much better job with his situational awareness when in the game. Luckily, his turnover didn't cost the Cowboys a victory.

The Ugly

Cowboys Headlines - The Good, The Bad, The Ugly From Cowboys Vs Bears 1With Tyron Smith sitting out with a back injury, Chaz Green got the start at left tackle for the Dallas Cowboys Sunday night against the Bears.

I was worried about Chaz Green having to start an entire game, so I personally kept a close eye on him throughout the game from start to finish.

It wasn't always pretty and sometimes ugly in fact, but he handled himself better than I thought he would. He did have three penalties on the night, one of which was declined.

I thought the Chicago Bears defense would test him more throughout the game, but I didn't see that happen as much as I thought it would.

The Dallas Cowboys might have not only found their swing tackle for the 2016 season, but a future starter at right tackle once Doug Free moves on.

There is still a lot of room for improvement, but Green at least showed he is capable of filling in when needed.

Do you agree or disagree?

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



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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BREAKING: Cowboys Sign Ex-Packers WR Randall Cobb

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BREAKING: Cowboys Sign Ex-Packers WR Randall Cobb

According to multiple sources, the Dallas Cowboys have signed former Green Bay Packers Wide Receiver Randall Cobb to a one-year deal to help bolster their depth at the WR position and potentially become Cole Beasley's replacement.

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Cowboys are giving former Packers' WR Randall Cobb a one-year, $5 million deal, per source. https://t.co/8KWFPjSP8T

The Dallas Cowboys met with Randall Cobb earlier this week, but he eventually left Dallas without a contract. He must've had a change of heart or just needed time to ponder the Cowboys offer, but regardless of what transpired in that short time he is now part of America's Team.

During his time with the Packers, Cobb accumulated 470 receptions for 5,524 receiving yards and 41 touchdowns. The eight-year veteran will now be expected to replace some of Cole Beasley's production out of the slot for the Dallas Cowboys.

After years of watching Beasley as the Cowboys slot WR, it will be really interesting to see Randall Cobb in that role. He's not as quick twitched as No. 11, but can be just as dangerous due to his ability to be more of a down the field receiver. He also brings added value in the return game and could compete with Tavon Austin to become the return specialist.

This could mean the Cowboys forgo drafting a wide receiver early in the 2019 NFL Draft, but I wouldn't put it past them. Regardless of what happens, this is an excellent addition.

Welcome to Cowboys Nation Randall Cobb!



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REPORT: Dallas Cowboys Re-sign Long Snapper L.P. Ladouceur

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L.P. Ladouceur

L.P. Ladouceur is returning for his 15th season as the Cowboys' long snapper. The veteran free agent was re-signed by Dalals today to a one-year deal.

Thanks to Jason Witten's one-year sabbatical with Monday Night Football, Ladouceur has now been with the Cowboys for more consecutive seasons than any current player. He just turned 38 last week, but Louis-Philippe remains one of the top long snappers in football.

Todd Archer on Twitter

The Cowboys have signed long-snapper L.P. Ladouceur to a one-year deal worth $1.03 million and $90,000 in bonus money, but he will count $735,000 against the cap. This will be Ladouceur's 15th season with the Cowboys, tying Ed "Too Tall" Jones, Mark... https://t.co/2iDsi6RX7e

Retaining Ladouceur is an underrated move for the Cowboys given their situation at kicker.

Brett Maher was only 80% accurate overall on field goals last year. The team could be considering an upgrade in free agency.

Whether they bring Maher back or try someone new, having a long snapper with Ladouceur's performance perfection will make things much easier for them.



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REPORT: Police Detain Cowboys DL Tyrone Crawford After Bar Fight

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Cowboys DT Tyrone Crawford Kicked Off Thursday Flight

According to TMZ, Tyrone Crawford was involved in a brawl at a bar in Panama City, FL last Friday night. The Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman and team captain was detained by police but apparently was not arrested.

The level of Crawford's involvement has not been substantiated, but TMZ's report does have him shoving police officers at some point in the action. The incident was reportedly captured by surveillance equipment at the bar.

Given that he was not arrested, one could assume that Tyrone was not one of the primary players in the melee. But that doesn't mean the NFL won't still review this matter as it relates to the personal conduct policy, and Cowboys fans know too well how "fair" that process can be.

This is certainly not a story you'd expect to see attached to Tyrone Crawford, who has been a model citizen and leader since entering the league in 2012.

Dallas elected to keep Crawford this season despite solid potential savings. He will count $10.1 million against their 2019 salary cap, which is high for his average production. However, he can play multiple positions and is one of their most experienced players.

Even if Tyrone were to get suspended by the league, it likely wouldn't be more than a one or two-game ban given his record and reputation. It shouldn't change anything about his status with the team.



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