Cowboys Beat Bengals to Improve to 4-1

Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott has served as a true workhorse back with 20+ carries in four of his first five games. Photo Courtesy: Keith Allison
Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott has served as a true workhorse back with 20+ carries in four of his first five games which justifies his pick in the NFL Draft. Photo Courtesy: Keith Allison
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By Alex Al-Kazzaz

The Dallas Cowboys have extended their winning streak to four with a 28-14 home win against the Cincinnati Bengals. For the first time since 2014, the Cowboys are 4-1 and have won two consecutive home games. The Cowboys are now in first place in the NFC East.

A Look at their Performance
Offense: Dak Prescott went 18-for-24, throwing for 227 yards and one touchdown, no interceptions, and running for a touchdown. Prescott has yet to throw an interception in his 155 pass attempts. He’s just seven pass attempts shy from tying four-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady’s record of 162 consecutive passes without an interception to start a career. Terrance Williams caught five passes for 70 yards, Cole Beasley had four catches for 53 yards including his touchdown this season. Jason Witten had three catches for 43 yards. Ezekiel Elliot had 15 carries for 134 yards and he scored twice, one of which was a 60-yard touchdown run, which is by far his longest run. Elliot became the third rookie in NFL history to rush for 130 yards in three straight games and he’s only the second running back to rush for 100 yards or more against the Bengal defense in the last 24 games. He’s rushed for 546 yards so far this season, which is more rushing yards than 23 other teams have total this year! The Cowboys became the first team in NFL history to have a rookie quarterback with 1,000 passing yards and a rookie running back with 500 rushing yards in their first five games.

Defense: The defense came into this game with only six sacks. They were able to sack Andy Dalton four times. They also came into this game having forced turnovers in this season’s first four games, but they failed to force one in this game. They allowed the Bengals to racked up about 350 yards on offense. Cincinnati came into this game with one of the worse red zone offenses, but Dallas allowed the Bengals to go 2-for-2 in the red zone in this game. Overall the defense did a very good job in stopping the Bengals offense.

The Cowboys will travel to Green Bay this Sunday to take on the Packers. It’s very likely that Dez Bryant will not be playing. It’s unclear if Lance Dunbar and Orlando Scandrick will play. The Cowboys will have their bye week after this Sunday’s game. Going into a bye week with a win is always something positive for the Dallas Cowboys.