The first priority for the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday was making quarterback Dak Prescott comfortable.
The tackles didn’t have their best game, as they were constantly harassed by sensational rookie Aiden
Hutchinson and the offensive playcalling left something to be desired.
However there Prescott was, turning in the best performance by a Dallas quarterback this season.
Dallas’ 24-6 victory was not accomplished on the strength of the offense however.
Not in the least bit. Once again, the Cowboys’ defense rose to the occasion,
shutting down a potent but limping Lions team. Detroit entered the game without RB D’Andre Swift,
A big hit by linebacker Anthony Barr knocked their leading receiver Amon-Ra St.
Brown out with a concussion. The results of the NFC’s top defense facing a high-powered
but depleted offense were predictable. They dominated. How much so? Take a look.
The star of the game was the defense, which forced five turnovers and a punt on
Detroit’s six second-half possessions. Complete domination by Dan Quinn’s group.
12 snaps. The rookie did this in 12 total defensive snaps. That’s ludicrous.