When you are on a roll, it just seems like Christmas has shown up early and keeps on blessing the Cowboys with more gifts.
The Dallas Cowboys’ defense came up big again as they forced four turnovers for the third straight game.
Dallas improves to 10-4 (9-1 in NFC) as they have moved up to the #3 seed on the NFC Conference.
While the defense has been on a tear, the Cowboys’ offense is still lacking in the passing game.
Now that the game has ended, here are the three plays that contributed to a Cowboys victory.
The interception by Jourdan Lewis
After the offense failed to score on the opening drive, the defense was given a chance to make a statement.
On the first 3rd and 5th play on the Giants’ first drive, DE Demarcus Lawrence was able to force a high throw which landed right in CB Jourdan Lewis’s lap for an INT.
DeMarcus Lawrence with the pressure and it leads to a Jourdan Lewis TD! pic.twitter.com/y9Y1ulRaiG— Tom Downey (@WhatGoingDowney) December 19, 2021
Even though it only resulted in three points, this play gave the offense a short field and allowed the team to get on the board first.
Lewis has a career-high three interceptions, tied second on the team with Anthony Brown, and back-to-back games with a turnover.
Lewis now has back-to-back games with a turnover as he forced and recovered a fumble against Washington last Sunday.
It would be awesome if they continue to get this play from him to finish out the regular season.
Demarcus Lawrence strip-fumble
Lawrence was all over the field and seemed to make a big play on each drive.
With 49 seconds remaining in the first half, D Law was able to use the “peanut punch” technique which forced a fumble that Carlos Watkins recovered.
This turnover was huge for the Boys, as the Giants were looking to put up some points before the half.
Instead, the Cowboys recovered the ball to get a short field and go up 15-3.
Lawrence has played in his third straight game and has made an impact in each one.
The defense will need this type of playmaking performance once the playoffs come around as they face the top teams.
There is no doubt Dallas is playing lights out on the defensive side of the ball, hopefully, Lawrence can keep the turnovers rolling.
Trevon Diggs with his 10th interception
The play that received the most recognition and for the most part sealed the victory for Dallas was the endzone interception.
Diggs remains the leader in interceptions on the season as he continues to add more as the season goes along.
He is tied with former Cowboys player Everson Walls with the most interceptions in a season with 10.
Diggs still has three more games to break and extend the streak that he is on, hopefully, he can get there in only his second season.
He has been everything the Cowboys hoped for as he will be named both an All-Pro and Pro Bowler.
The Cowboys will need Diggs’s ball-hawking ability to show up as the playoffs loom, but with the way Dan Quinn has this team flying around, he will not disappoint.