The Dallas Cowboys survived a scare from the one-win Detroit Lions and won in quarterback Dak Prescott’s return from injury.
It wasn’t as pretty as the 24-6 score suggested and it took some fortuitous bounces
for the Cowboys to earn the victory but getting to five wins is all that mattered.
The Cowboys held the Lions out of the end zone and forced five turnovers to aid a pedestrian offense
that did just enough to win the game. Prescott and the offense showed some rust, but the defensive effort put forth once again led the way.
No matter if it’s Cooper Rush or Prescott under center, Dallas’ defense continues to rise to the occasion.
Winning ugly is better than losing pretty, and that’s exactly how the team will feel walking away with a 5-2 record.
Here’s the good, the bad, and the ugly for the Cowboys in the win over the Lions in Week 7.
The Lions were the league’s worst run-defense unit entering the game and the Cowboys
left the contest with 139 yards on the ground. That’s more than the team had averaged on the season.
The tandem of Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard combined for 140 yards and two scores, pacing the offense.
Pollard led the team with 83 yards and gaining 6.9 yards a carry, but Elliott scored on two short touchdown runs while grinding out 57 yards.