The Dallas Cowboys (9-3) finished off the Indianapolis Colts (4-8-1) in dominant fashion. After what was a closely contested game up until the fourth quarter, the Cowboys scored 33-0 in the final 15:00. 50 burger.

Not only was the offense sound on the ground and air again, but the defense wrecked havoc for much of the game. With particular praise going to the likes of Malik Hooker, DaRon Bland and Jayron Kearse. As well as the pass rush of Anthony Barr and run-stuffing abilities of Johnathan Hankins.

However, two young rookie defenders finished the game with just as impressive performances. LB Damone Clark, who has become one of the Cowboys best linebackers, and edge rusher Sam Williams, who’s becoming one the best all-around defensive ends on the squad.

Damone Clark: Three combined tackles, a forced fumble and was key in stopping the run in the second level.

His speed has been a welcomed addition with Barr missing three of the previous four games.

Sam Williams: Two combined tackles, including one for loss, two QB pressures and a fumble recovery.

Over the last five games, Williams has developed into one of the Cowboys best edge rushers. On both edges and as a rotational 3-technique when the defense plays their four edge look on the line.

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Williams and Clark have added to what looks like one of the deepest rookie draft classes since 2016.

Their performances are likely going to fall under the radar, statistically. Both of these Dallas Cowboys defenders are having tremendous rookie campaigns. Largely in rotational roles.

Expect their uses to go up for the rest of the season into 2023.

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