The Dallas Cowboys went to Philadelphia and played probably their best defensive game of the season…and still lost by 14 points.
Despite forcing 4 turnovers, including 2 interceptions by rookie CB Trevon Diggs, the Cowboys fell to 2-6 on the season and an abysmal 0-8 against the spread after losing on Sunday Night Football.
Rookie QB Ben DiNucci, who started in place of Andy Dalton (DNP: Concussion), performed poorly as expected for a 7th round draft pick going 21 of 40 for 180 yards, 0 TDs and 2 lost fumbles. The Cowboys for the second straight game failed to score a touchdown despite opening up Sunday night’s game with a significant amount of gadget plays.
America’s Team was not able to sustain any offense despite the fact that the defense playing much better against Carson Wentz.
DeMarcus Lawrence played his best game of the season with the defense playing what appeared to be much more inspired football.
Despite the defense’s better play, the running game offensively could not get going behind a banged up offensive line that saw All-Pro right guard Zack Martin return to the lineup. Ezekiel Elliott had 19 carries for just 63 yards averaging just 3.3 yards per carry.
Everything that could go wrong for the Dallas Cowboys has gone wrong this season.
More than anything now, the value of Dak Prescott is not of question any longer.
It has become clear that Prescott was the ONLY reason that the Cowboys remained relevant this season. The Cowboys with Prescott averaged nearly 8 yards per play, without him its a mere 3.3 yards per play. Additionally, it appears to have been the biggest mistake in the off season for the Cowboys to have not completed a deal with the former Mississippi State product.
With each disastrous and embarrassing loss, Dak Prescott’s bank account grows by the day.
It is inconceivable to think that Prescott wouldn’t have a blank check available to him with his value being proven every time the Cowboys offense plays poorly. By not prioritizing Prescott over Jaylon Smith, La’el Collins, and others, the Cowboys now find themselves potentially being held over a barrel during the next round on contract negotiations with Prescott.
It will be one of the most important off-seasons in Cowboys history with likely a top-10 pick in hand and their franchise quarterback needing a new contract to be finished.
For now though the Cowboys remain laughable as it appears its franchise quarterback will be laughing to the bank next season.
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