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Five winners and five losers from the Cowboys 6-0 win over the Eagles

In a boring game, we still have winners and losers.

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If you’re still awake after the snooze-fest that was the Cowboys win over the Eagles, we separate the winners from the losers in the game.


DeMarcus Lawrence - He didn’t get a sack which he desperately wanted, but he was destroying the Eagles offense in the first half. He was getting constant pressure, causing incompletions, he hit Nick Foles arm once, was very close to a couple of sacks. And, as usual, he was outstanding in disrupting the run.

Brice Butler - Forgotten man Butler had two big plays in the game. He caught a long pass (30 yards) for for a first down, then scored the Cowboys only touchdown on the day running a slant pattern. Nice return to action for Butler.

Datone Jones - Jones is trying to make a case that he could help the Cowboys going forward. He got a sack, batted down a pass and had a couple of pressures. Not bad work for a guy lining up in the middle of the line and playing out of position.

Chidobe Awuzie - The rookie got his first NFL interception. Yes it was a soft pass floated right at him, but he caught it. He also got a nice pop on an Eagles’ receiver along the sideline. But, he shows up on our list again below.

Ryan Switzer - The rookie receiver converted three first downs, caught four passes on the day, and sort of looked like Cole Beasley for a bit Maybe there is something there as an offensive piece, not just special teams.


Dak Prescott - Against depleted defense minus many starters, Prescott played poorly, again. He was inaccurate throughout the day, he overthrew Terrance Williams on an open deep pass, he underthrew Dez Bryant on another deep pass and misfired multiple times with open receivers. He also constantly threw short of the sticks on third down. Dak Prescott’s 2018 season is going to be huge for his future.

Scott Linehan - He’s under fire, and his offense comes out and plays awful against a team playing plenty of backups. The cold is no excuse. We saw nothing new from Dallas. Would it hurt them to run one rub route at the line, or a crossing pattern that sets a pick, or something like that? These receivers aren’t winning routes one-on-one.

Byron Bell - He was called for three holds, (two were accepted), he wiped out a bomb for 52-yards to Dez with one of those holds. He allowed plenty of pressure, and he got beat on the fourth and short on the first drive that blew up Ezekiel Elliott’s attempt at a first down. He was bad.

Chidobe Awuzie - Yes, he got the INT, but you have to be able to stay on the field in this league. He was injured again.

Dan Bailey - Does Bailey have a case of the yips, or has his groin injury caused the issues? A missed extra-point and short field goal.

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