After getting punched in the mouth, the Dallas Cowboys surely took their frustrations out on the Atlanta Falcons.

This was an absolute beatdown as the Cowboys scored touchdowns on their first 4 out of 5 drives which was a 360 from last week.

Now that the game is set in stone, let’s discuss four observations from the Cowboys 43-3 blowout victory.

Last week was a fluke

National media let the Cowboys have it all week long as they were spanked by the Broncos last Sunday.

Rumors that Denver gave the NFL the blueprint to beat Dallas, but that was not the case.

Dak Prescott talked about it in his press conference with how it was just them not being good at the office.

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott said Falcons “tried that early” to defend Dallas as Broncos did last week. “I think, as I said last week, the reason I wanted it is because we didn’t play a good game. If they feel like that was the recipe for success against us, then good luck to them.”
They came out and hung 43 points (36 in the first half) as they killed the narrative from last week.
The Cowboys made sure to put the league back on notice that they will go out each week and play their style.

Defensive Backs want the ball too

Today’s game was the first time in franchise history that all three starting defensive backs came away with an interception.

Trevon Diggs, Anthony Brown, and Jourdan Lewis were all playing their man and did not give up any big plays.

Lewis arguably had the best game of his career with three pass breakups and an interception as he was named Player of the Game.

Diggs has shown all season long that he has as much right to the ball as the opposing receiver.

After struggling the past few weeks, he stepped up and nabbed the interception in the third quarter.

After a poor showing in week 1, Brown has put together a string of good games as he currently has three interceptions on the season.

Teams have targeted Diggs more in recent weeks than Brown, who has shown he can be just as good.

If this secondary can have performances like this down the stretch in December, this will help Dallas come

Michael Gallup makes the offense more lethal

It was great to see wide receiver Michael Gallup back in his first game back after missing the last seven.

With Gallup back, it allowed Lamb to play primarily from the slot where he was able to do most of his damage earlier today.

Gallup made a few plays of his own such as the 4th & 3 tip-top catch near the sidelines to set up a touchdown drive.

These were the types of plays the team missed as Gallup is the go-to guy when a big play is needed.

If Gallup can remain healthy, this offense will continue to win in the next coming weeks.

 

 

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