That was definitely a statement victory. The Dallas Cowboys blew out the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday by a score of 43 to 3. Dallas could have put up even more points on the scoreboard, but the Cowboys opted to pull its starters with the game well in hand.
Dak Prescott had himself a huge bounceback performance. The Cowboys quarterback threw for just under 300 yards and accounted for three touchdowns in the win. Prescott and the Cowboys needed that after struggling mightily against the Broncos the week prior.
Overall, the entire team played extremely well. The offense found its groove again, and the defense played lights out. Dallas forced three Matt Ryan interceptions and blocked a punt that was recovered for a score, too.
It was just what the doctor ordered after an embarrassing performance versus Denver week nine. The team came out and needed to make a statement. They did just that — and much more.
Dak: “Last week just wasn’t us, and everyone in that locker room knew that.”
— David Helman (@HelmanDC) November 14, 2021
Dallas is now back on track, sitting at 8-2 and in third place in the NFC. Two huge matchups await the Cowboys: a road game against the Chiefs in week 11 before hosting the Raiders on Thanksgiving Day. The Cowboys have a lot to be confident about after responding in the way that they did against the Falcons.
When this team is rolling, they are capable of beating anybody in football. An MVP candidate at quarterback, a plethora of talent at the skill positions, and an aggressive defense that is among the league-leaders in creating turnovers. The Cowboys have the ingredients of a true Super Bowl contender.
The performance against the Broncos raised some concern. Not that Denver laid a blueprint or anything, but more of whether or not the Cowboys would get back to performing at an elite level. We got our answer on Sunday.
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