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Dallas Cowboys 35 - New England Patriots 29


Jim
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As a Cowboy fan this was a painful game to watch. The rushing game wasn't as dominant as it has been the last few games but we were eating up yards through the air. 

Penalties
The referees made life hard. We had a ton of penalties. I mean a ridiculously large amount. I'm shocked that we were somehow able to still score 35. Technically the defense gave us 6. But as a team we still put up a lot of points. I think that says a lot about how different the team is this year. In the past this is a game that we would have lost.

Turnovers
The turnovers killed us. No game is perfect but the turnover on downs, the interception and the turnover in the endzone(the previous play should have been a touchdown!) were demoralizing. But somehow we were able to  overcome it all.

The Play of the Game
For many I suspect that the play of the game was either the field goal at the end of regulation to send it to overtime or the touchdown pass to CeeDee Lamb to win it in overtime. But for me it has to be Trevon Diggs' pick 6. Right when we needed it the most, when moral was down and it wasn't looking good, not only did we get the interception but he runs it in for a touchdown! I think it's fair to say that based on the way Mac Jones had been throwing the ball up until that point(with extreme accuracy) nobody expected us to get a pick that late in the game. I feel like that interception rejuvenated the whole team and propelled us forward to victory.

Now Mac Jones did comeback and throw a huge touchdown pass on the very next play but that seemed more like a blown coverage. Still though kudos to him for throwing a catchable deep ball and kudos to the receiver for not dropping it.

Defense
All things considered I feel like our defense actually played pretty good. The Cowboys dominated time of possession so New England didn't get a lot of opportunity on offense. But due to some offensive mishaps they did receive favorable field position a couple times which lead to some easy points. But for the longest time they were not getting many yards. Randy Gregory came up big with 2 sacks. Mac Jones was extremely accurate for most of the game yet I feel like we played the offense pretty good.

Moving Forward
The main concern now is the health status of Dak Prescott. Hopefully his calf has enough time to heal and its not a major injury that keeps him out. It be a shame to lose momentum now. I'm glad that this week is our bye week. So he gets some extra time to rest.

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