The Cowboys’ defense provided enough balls to their attack to overwhelm the Saints with power in New Orleans.
It is true that various things in attack have to improve or rebound, but a win like on Thursday should give the team confidence that was not there before; The one who can win matches with the defense.
The Cowboys had four objections; Including the ninth in the season for Tryvon Diggs. But the latter, from Carlos Watkins, was well worth the trip to New Orleans, for his reflexes, defensive agility and six points he put on the scoreboard for a 27-17 victory over the Saints.
“He made a great play,” Diggs said of Watkins’ objection. “He was in the right place and did a great job. He seemed like a secondary defensive player and put us in a position to win.”
Esa defensa, a pesar de los problemas que tuvo contra los Raiders, cuando se derrumbó el Día de Acción de Gracias, sacó a los Cowboys de una mala racha que se extendía a dos derrotas consecutivas y tresegos en de cuatros juviidos a house.
“December should be our month,” said safety Jayron Kearse. “Keep rolling. You have to go one game at a time.”
Micah Parsons continues to show that in addition to just being a contestant for the Rookie of the Year, he can be considered a serious contender for the Defensive of the Year.
He made his 10th catch of the season, two times more than the previous Novice record in the history of the award-winning Cowboys, which was from DeMarcus Ware, who, to put it in context, is a first-time Hall of Fame nominee. year of eligibility.
The five tackles his stats show aren’t even close to the fact that Parsons, who walked across the field, hit Saints quarterback Taysom HIll twice, and thanks to the return of defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence, was able to play more in nature. Center back, which is very urgent given Leighton Vander Eshe’s loss to play.
It featured high school, particularly Diggs and Kearse, who go on to prove to be the best free recording agency for Cowboys in years.
Three players were intercepted from the ocean, adding to Watkins four, the team’s most in a game since 2010. It’s the ninth time in 12 games that the Cowboys have recovered multiple balls from an opponent.
Referring to defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, who served as head coach in the absence of Mike McCarthy from Covid, Keirs said, “This defense is growing week by week. Today was even more special because of DQ.”
The attack, led by CeeDee Lamb for 122 yards, and Tony Pollard’s 58-yard dash, did enough to win a game that missed five assistant coaches and head coach McCarthy.
The Cowboys will return to Dallas with a record 8-4, which is not a bad thing for a team that tonight had the best receiver, Amari Cooper, on the field without training for nearly three weeks because between Monday and Tuesday he still struggled with the discomfort of Covid, and that he had never He has played as his number one defender together this season.
“Win in adversity or ugly victory or whatever you want to define,” coach McCarthy said from his home quarantine. “You should have those gains when you get to this stage of the year. This is a great experience for us. Let’s face it, this is the NFL today.”
The Cowboys assure that when they get to their next game, in the nation’s capital, they will have at least two games specifically marked against Washington, their closest stalker east of the National Convention.
And with the advantage that they will have about a week and a half before their visit to prepare and, above all, give rest to the defeated players, such as Ezekiel Elliott, who is increasingly noted with greater discomfort in his right knee, or like Randy Gregory and Neville Gilmore, who should be ready to play.
“It’s going to be huge for the whole team,” Keers said of the 10 days leading up to the next game. “Especially after all these games we played in a row in short weeks. The guys got beaten up and played with injuries. Definitely 10 days will be very beneficial for us.”
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