Arturo Salgado Gudino
Sports Writing, 6 Dec. The Dallas Cowboys have made an impact with the power of their defense and the state of grace that Dak Prescott, their quarterback, is going through, which has them on the way to the ‘playoffs’ until week 13 of the 2022 NFL season.
The exhibition that Dallas gave last Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, which they overwhelmed 54-19, corroborates it as one of the most powerful teams in the National Conference.
In that game the Cowboys scored 33 points in the final period, the most scored by the franchise in history in a fourth quarter.
The 54 points on the scoreboard are the most by any team this season and the fifth most in league history.
In addition, their defense caused five turnovers and sacked Colts passer Matt Ryan three times.
Dallas stalks the Philadelphia Eagles, the best team in the NFL after 13 weeks with 11 wins and a loss that ranks first in the NFC East, the Cowboys chase him with 9-3.
The objective of the lone star team, in addition to winning their games against the Texans and Jaguars in weeks 14 and 15, respectively, is to wrest the division lead from the Eagles on week 16, in which they will collide on December 24.
The resources they have to try are strengthened in each game.
Their defense, second-best against the pass and third-fewest receiving at an average of 17.2 per game, is a nightmare for any NFL offensive line.
Through week 13, she is number one in quarterback sacks with 48, averaging four per game. Linebacker Micah Parsons stands out in it, the third defensive player with the most quarterback knockdowns, with 12.
It is also the second most turnover-producing defense; Accumulate 21 product of 10 interceptions and 11 fumbles.
Not forgetting his attack, the third most productive in the NFL with an average of 27.8 points per game, which is led by Dak Prescott, who returned in great shape after thumb surgery on his right hand that he underwent at the end of week one.
Prescott reappeared in week seven in the win against the Lions, since then he has played six games; he won five and lost one. He has 13 touchdowns and they have a 67.9 percent completion rate.
On Sunday against the Colts, Dak connected for three touchdowns that ranked him, along with Danny White, as the quarterback with the third most touchdown passes in franchise history with 155, above the legend Roger Staubach who had 153.
As if that wasn’t enough offensive power, the Cowboys are in talks to sign receiver Odell Beckham, who won Super Bowl LVI with the Los Angeles Rams last February.
These numbers are the fruits after three years of work under coach Mike McCarthy.
In his first year McCarthy did not qualify the team for the playoffs, in 2021 he crashed in the wild card game and in this 2022 he has built a team to try to return the most popular team in the NFL to a Super Bowl after 26 years. EFE
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Cowboys impress with defensive power and an illuminated Prescott after 13 weeks