The Dallas Cowboys need more from all their star players as long as Dak Prescott is out of the lineup.
CeeDee Lamb didn’t do much on Monday night into the fourth quarter. The Cowboys’ new number 1 receiver didn’t make much of an impact. His biggest moment this season wasn’t a good one, dropping a huge catch in the first half against the New York Giants. He was almost a ghost when the offense desperately needed him to make a play. .
Ram came alive when the Cowboys needed him most in the 4th quarter. He held a 4-yard catch on 4 and 4 despite hitting hard. He slacked off 26 yards to the one-yard line. Then he made a surprising touchdown his catch, pulling in Cooper Rush his pass with one hand and bouncing his toes. It was a highlight reel catch.
Those three plays were the biggest difference in a 23-16 big win for the Cowboys, who are looking to stay in the playoff race until Prescott returns from thumb surgery. they do it well.
Dallas is 2-0 in the starting lineup for the Rush, better than anyone could have hoped for. Rush went to work again on Monday night. Defense was great. But after a rough start, Ram was a hero.
“MNF” has a very slow start of attack
The game didn’t have a touchdown until about two hours after kickoff. Seemingly rejuvenated this season, Saquon Barkley had an excellent touchdown run, cutting back the field for 36 yards and the score. This gave the Giants a 13-6 lead with less than six minutes remaining in the third quarter.
The Cowboys offense, which had been dormant all night, was revived after a Barkley touchdown. Dallas had their best drive to that point of the night, going 75 yards on nine plays. Ezekiel Elliott scored from a 1-yard out to tie the game.
It took me a while, but suddenly “Monday Night Football” intrigued me.
One of the reasons for the low points was that Lamb dropped a potential touchdown pass into his hand. Rush hit him 40 yards downfield and had a good shot for a 52-yard touchdown, but he simply dropped a perfect pass. There was. Throughout the 11th quarter of the season, he was a bit of a disappointment.
He made up for it, filling in some when he got hot in the 4th quarter and gave the Cowboys the lead. That’s what the Cowboys wanted to see this season and what they needed to steal the big game on Monday night.
A cowboy who lives without Dak Prescott
Aside from the Philadelphia Eagles, the NFC East won’t do too well this season. He started 2-0 for the Giants, but after two close wins against mediocre teams, nobody agreed with them. Commander Washington is probably also bad.
The Cowboys had a ready-made excuse. Prescott has been sidelined since injuring his thumb late in the Week 1 loss, but hopes to return soon. Until he returns, the Cowboys’ offense will struggle to score. Rush does well as a fill-in, but not when Prescott starts.
They are racing without Prescott. The defense had some great pass rushing to keep the Cowboys in the game. Dallas seemed to be in trouble after Barkley’s touchdown, but he responded in a big way. The Giants still had a chance. It was 91 yards out with less than two minutes remaining after the Cowboys’ punt. Trevon Diggs had 1:09 remaining and he picked Daniel Jones to secure the win.
The Cowboys were weighing the possibility of a dreadful start with Prescott out for a few weeks, but they stuck together, defended really well, and made big plays when they needed to. By the time Prescott returns, it looks like they’re still within range of the Eagles.
If Dallas makes the playoffs, Monday night’s win will be a big reason why. And Ram should get full credit.