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NFL 2018-19   Week 13   Saints -- Cowboys    Condensed Game

A game that was meant to be treated like the super bowl was met by a super bowl caliber defense. The Dallas Cowboys ended the New Orleans Saints 10-game winning streak in a low-scoring 13-10 victory at AT&T Stadium. Quarterback Drew Brees was held to 127 yards passing while Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram combined for only 63 yards on the ground. A saints team who had scored 31, 48, 51 and 45 in their last four outings looked pedestrian against a young Dallas defense who “punched them in the mouth.” From a dominating defensive performance to a disappointing second-half offensive performance, here are 5 takeaways from the Cowboys primetime victory.

The Story of Dallas Cowboys 1992 3rd Super Bowl. 

In 1992 Dallas set a team record for regular season wins with a 13–3 mark. ... Dallas defeated the Buffalo Bills 52–17 in Super Bowl XXVII, during which they forced a record nine turnovers. Johnson became the first coach to claim a national championship in college football and a Super Bowl victory in professional football.

The Cowboys defense is ranked number one in the NFC in both yards and points allowed.

The Dallas Cowboys put up 40 points on Sunday against one of the best defenses in the league. While it was great to see the offense clicking, they didn’t end up needing all those points because the defense was dominant, only giving up one score to the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Cowboys defense has been quite stingy with their points this season. In fact, they’ve been stingy with their yards as well. 

Through six games this season, the Cowboys defense is only giving up 315.2 yards/game (best in NFC)

“Who cares about yards, points are all that matter!”

Through six games this season, the Cowboys defense is only giving up 17.2 points/game (best in NFC) 

As noted, the Cowboys 315.2 yards per game is best in the NFC and fourth overall in the NFL. The 17.2 points tops the NFC and is second overall in the NFL only behind Baltimore. 

How far this team goes will still largely depend on how this team performs on offense, but it’s refreshing to see this team playing so well on defense. 

Whether you like the nickname “Hot Boyz” or not, the defensive line of the Cowboys is something to be excited about. Led by DeMarcus Lawrence, the trenches are loaded with talent. David Irving made his season debut on Sunday and should be a problem for opposing offenses from this point on. Maliek Collins also returned to action after a sprained MCL caused him to miss the last three games. He only played in 13 snaps, but it was enough time for him to sack Blake Bortles. In fact, Collins has two sacks in three games this season. A healthy Collins is a big boost to this defensive line.

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Dak Prescott-Zeke Elliott duo to have biggest impact vs. Rams 

He played college football for the Mississippi State Bulldogs and was selected by the Cowboys in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

Intended to serve as a backup in his rookie season, Prescott became the Cowboys' starting quarterback after starter Tony Romo was injured in the preseason, and earned recognition during the year for his on-field success, which included helping the team clinch the top seed in their conference. Prescott set several rookie quarterback records and was named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, and also earned a Pro Bowl selection. 

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  • The Dallas Cowboys, winners of 10 regular-season games, including seven of their last eight, and champions of the NFC East, opened their NFL-leading 33rd playoff run with a 24-22 victory over the Seattle Seahawks. In the process, they also got revenge on a team that had defeated them back in Week 3.

     

    It wasn’t always pretty, with the defenses on both sides largely controlling the game, but no matter. A win is a win, especially in January.

    The Cowboys defense did what it had to do, holding Seattle under its 26.8 points-per-game average, which was tied for sixth in the NFL. They limited the Seahawks to 299 yards of total offense, including slowing the league’s top rushing attack to just 73 yards on the ground. Quarterback Russell Wilson managed 233 passing yards and a touchdown for a 105.9 passer rating, but it wasn’t enough.

                                                                                     

      

    Because the Cowboys racked up 380 total yards and held a sizeable margin in the time of possession, 34:50 to 25:10. Ezekiel Elliott again proved to be the workhorse, as he picked up 137 rushing yards and added another 32 yards receiving, but he was joined by Amari Cooper, who co-starred by leading team pass-catchers with 106 receiving yards.

     

    Dak Prescott had an efficient day, completing 66.7 percent of his passes for 226 yards with a touchdown and an interception for an 83.6 passer rating. But late in the game, when the Cowboys needed him most, the quarterback was even more impressive running the ball, finishing with 29 rushing yards on six carries with the game-clinching score.

    • Ten defensive players were off the board when the Cowboys were on the clock in April’s draft. If you were like me, you were desperately hoping that safety Derwin James would slide to 19. It would be the perfect combination of talent + need. Of course, we don’t even know how much the Cowboys war room liked James and whether or not he would be the pick had he been there.

      What we do know, however, is they loved Boise State linebacker Leighton Vander Esch. And guess what - so do we now. Through the first six weeks of the season, both James and Vander Esch look like the top two defense rookies in the league. Pro Football Focus has these two players as the current front-runners duking it out for Defensive Rookie of the Year honors.