The Dallas Cowboys offense was near-perfect on Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. The unit gained 6.5 yards per play, Dak Prescott completed 88% of his passes as the team converted 12-of-17 third-down attempts.

It was a masterclass against the Vikings who entered the game 8-1.

The performance reinforced the leaguewide sentiment that the Cowboys are legit Super Bowl contenders this season. Although questions surged after a tough loss at Lambeau Field, Mike McCarthy’s squad bounced back with a statement as contenders are supposed to do.

And in the center of it all was offensive coordinator Kellen Moore, who has been better this season than given credit for. 

The Cowboys’ offense has answers

The Cowboys’ offense is finding ways to involve its playmakers more often. On Sunday, Prescott found Gallup in isolated situations early in the game. He also hit CeeDee Lamb on a quick pass near the goal line when the cornerback played off coverage.

And Tony Pollard is getting involved as a pass catcher as he led the team in targets and went off for 109 receiving yards and two touchdown catches (in which most of the damage was made after the catch).

These easy buttons had been missing from the Cowboys’ offense but Moore seems to have found a way to make things easier for Dak Prescott.

Meanwhile, the running game looks unstoppable thanks to many wrinkles and the increase in motion usage.

But there’s one thing that passing game expert Nate Tice pointed out on The Athletic’s Football Show:

“They’re going to be a pain in the ass to game plan against,” said Tice of the Cowboys’ offense. “Because they lean into something different every match-up, every game.”

“Every play is available to them.”

In a tweet on Monday morning, he doubled down by claiming this has been the best year of Kellen Moore’s young career as a play-caller and designer.

Since Dak Prescott returned from injury, the Cowboys are scoring over 35 points per game.

If Moore keeps opening doors for his personnel, he’ll become a significant advantage for Dallas in the playoffs.

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