on the return of dak prescott after five weeks due to a fracture in the right thumb, the Dallas Cowboys They defeated 24-6 the Detroit Lions (1-5) to improve his record to 5-2.
The Cowboys’ defense had a dominant performance again this season and for the third time on the schedule allowed 10 points or less.
The Cowboys have now won five in a row over Detroit and these are the five keys of his triumph this Sunday in Arlington:
Dallas’ defense generated five turnovers, which the Cowboys turned into three touchdowns, including two in the fourth quarter to put the game out of reach for the Lions.
Jared Goff he was picked off twice and also lost two of Detroit’s three fumbles.
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The Cowboys don’t give up their “attack mode” on the quarterbacks and added another five sacks to reach 29 for the season.
Micah Parsons finished with five tackles, a sack and a forced fumble, while the rookie Sam Williams he added two sacks, two tackles for loss of yards, a forced fumble and one recovery.
Dallas’ rushing game generated 141 yards, including 83 from Tony Pollard and 57 of Ezekiel Elliottwho had two touchdowns in both one-yard runs.
on the return of dak prescottthe coach mike mccarthy he didn’t make many changes to his game plan and ran the ball 30 times, against just 25 passing plays.
The formula worked again in Dallas against a Lions who entered this game with a defense that gave up an average of 168 rushing yards, the highest in the NFL.
ok, no errors
It wasn’t Prescott’s best game, but he didn’t make any costly mistakes either.
Dak was 19 of 25 (76%) for 216 yards, with a touchdown coming from the rookie tight end Peyton Hendershoton a two-yard play with 1:55 left in the game.
Prescott is now 4-0 against Detroit, with nine touchdown passes and zero interceptions.
Diggs and punishments
Trevon Diggs He showed again that it is a mistake to challenge him. The Cowboys’ star cornerback had his third interception of the season and defended two passes, with which he now has 11, the NFL’s current leader.
Dallas again showed discipline and was only penalized seven times for 55 yards. After being the most punished team in the league in 2021, with 127 and 1,103 yards, the Cowboys so far have 42 handkerchiefs against for 322 yards.
If they maintain that pace they would finish the season with 102 penalties and 782 yards.
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5 keys to the Cowboys’ triumph in the return of Dak Prescott