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The Dallas Cowboys have defeated the Green Bay Packers to improve to 5-1 for the first time since 2014. For just the second time in franchise history, the Cowboys have beaten Packers at Lambeau Field, the last time being in 2008.
A Look at how the Cowboys did it
Offense: Dak Prescott went 18-for-27 with nearly 250 yards through the air, tossing three touchdowns and one interception, the first of his career. Prescott now holds the record for most passes without an interception to start a career with 163, a record previously held by Tom Brady. Ezekiel Elliot had 28 carries for a season and career-high of 157 yards. Elliot is the first rookie running back in NFL history to run for at least 130 yards in four straight games. Elliot has 703 yards on the ground this season, which is the second most in a player’s first six games since 1983 when Eric Dickerson had 787. Terrance Williams caught four passes for 75 yards. Cole Beasley had six catches for 58 yards and two touchdowns and Jason Witten caught four passes for 42 yards. 424 total yards for the offense. Green Bay had the number one rushing defense coming into this game, but Dallas managed to rack up nearly 200 yards on the ground. Dez Bryant missed his third straight game, but he is expected to return after the bye when Dallas takes on Philadelphia. Offense deserves an A- for their performance.
Defense: Allowed 370 yards of total offense. They forced four turnovers, one of which sealed the win for Dallas. They were able to sack the quarterback once. Barry Church intercepted his second pass of the year, David Irving forced two fumbles, and Sean Lee led the team in tackles with 12 total. They managed to allow Green Bay to go 1-for-4 in the red-zone. Mo Claiborne left the game in the second quarter and did not return. There’s a possibility that he may have suffered a concussion. The defense did a good job at stopping the run game, but they did struggle on the passing game. They allowed Aaron Rodgers to throw for nearly 300 yards. But the defense stayed focus and did not lose their touch. Defense gets a B+.
The Cowboys can enjoy their bye week now. This bye week has come at a good time for the Cowboys. It allows Lance Dunbar, Dez Bryant, Orlando Scandrick, and several other injured players to rest, heal, and prepare for when the Eagles come to Arlington later this month.