America’s Team is 4-3 and sits atop the NFC East (and that will continue no matter what happens in Week 8 while they’re resting). Things are pretty great, right?
Obviously there is a lot of room for improvement for the Cowboys as there is for any NFL team, but their last game was a great example of how good they can be when it all clicks. They got a fantastic performance from their defense and big-time showings from their modern day triplets: Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott, and Amari Cooper.
Shocker here, but NFL teams are generally going to do well when their quarterback, running back, and wide receiver all have good games. The thing is, Dak, Zeke, and Amari have all been balling out for some time now, so much so that they’ve reached an amazing point as far as their own individual statistical successes.
Just how much are these three thriving? They’re doing something that nobody else in the league is. The Dallas Cowboys are the only team in the NFL that has a player in the top five (at the moment obviously) in terms of passing yards, rushing yards, and receiving yards.
NFL passing leaders through Week 7:
- Pat Mahomes, 2,180
- Matt Ryan, 2,170
- Dak Prescott, 2,123
- Philip Rivers, 2,114
- Aaron Rodgers, 2,019
NFL rushing leaders through Week 7:
- Dalvin Cook, 725
- Leonard Fournette, 715
- Christian McCaffrey, 618
- Nick Chubb, 607
- Ezekiel Elliott, 602
NFL receiving leaders through Week 7:
- Michael Thomas, 763
- Chris Godwin, 662
- Amari Cooper, 621
- DJ Chark, 581
- Cooper Kupp, 572
With the Cowboys on a bye, it’s likely that these three each dip a bit after the next round of NFL action. Still, though, this is pretty incredible to see. Obviously Prescott and Cooper are connected here so seeing them together up top makes sense, but having that much success through the air and on the ground says a lot about Kellen Moore’s offense.
Of course, Ezekiel Elliott is vying for his third rushing title in four seasons as a professional. He’s still a bit behind the clubhouse leaders, but perhaps he’ll find a way to eat enough yardage to earn the league’s rushing crown once more.