It’s hard to summarize just how impressive the Dallas Cowboys’ week one victory over the New York Giants was. Aside from going down by a touchdown early in the game, the home team dominated and enforced its will on its divisional rival until the final whistle.
It was a performance that has everybody buzzing. The offense fired on all cylinders, the defense was fast and flew all over the field, and the confidence from everybody wearing the star was evident all game long.
Naturally, a lot of the talk coming out of Dallas is regarding Dak Prescott. Prescott, who is still awaiting a contract extension, balled out in every way imaginable on Sunday afternoon. If there was any doubt about paying Prescott, he did his best to shut that up. Prescott was accurate, confident, and efficient as he diced up the Giants defense for 60 minutes in AT&T Stadium.
Prescott spoke to the media following his 405-yard, four-touchdown outing and explained that he felt like the offense was “a well-oiled machine” on Sunday.
Dak Prescott wouldn’t say it was easy today vs. the Giants, but “I will say, it did feel like a well-oiled machine.”— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) September 9, 2019
Jerry Jones was certainly one of many that came away impressed with Dak’s performance versus the Giants. The Cowboys owner went as far to say that a new contract is imminent for number four.
Jerry Jones said a new contract for Dak Prescott is imminent.— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) September 9, 2019
Dak: “I’m turning the page and I’m worried about the Washington Redskins. I have people that handle that. My focus is on this team. ... That’s been out of my focus for the past week and I’ve told you guys that.”
#Cowboys owner Jerry Jones expressed confidence that a deal for Dak Prescott is “imminent.” After a performance like that, with so much money and everything else on the line, it’s fair to ask what he’s waiting for. The price is only going up.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 9, 2019
Dak’s partner in crime, Ezekiel Elliott, explained that the offense has “way too many weapons on the outside” for defenses to contain. That was certainly evident during the offense’s explosion.
Ezekiel Elliott: "Dak had a helluva performance out there. Their defense was really keyed in to the run. We just have way too many weapons on the outside and we made them hurt."— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) September 9, 2019
Jerry alluded to that when asked about whether or not the Cowboys inquired about Antonio Brown.
Jerry Jones says the Cowboys did not pursue Antonio Brown during his brief free agency yesterday.— David Helman (@HelmanDC) September 8, 2019
“We saw why today.”
Amari Cooper has been a huge bright spot since suiting up for the Dallas Cowboys, but Sunday showed that Dallas has more than just 19. Michael Gallup flashed in a major way and Randall Cobb added a nice outing as well.
Ezekiel Elliott on the Cowboys WRs: "I expect them to do that all season long. I knew (Gallup) was special when we got him last year, and obviously Coop can play and Cobb was a great addition. You got a lot of guys on the outside. It's gonna be a fun year."— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) September 9, 2019
Dak was a superstar on Sunday, but Kellen Moore was a big star as well. The young offensive mind dialed up the right play seemingly every single time throughout the game as the Cowboys were able to get its weapons in space consistently.
Ezekiel Elliott on Kellen Moore: "I just think he did a great job, spreading the ball around and getting a bunch of different guys different looks. We looked damn good today."— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) September 9, 2019
It had to feel good for Moore that Jerry Jones acknowledged the offense. “He got my name right”, Moore said.
Kellen Moore, asked how it feels to have Jerry Jones shout out his impressive offense.— David Helman (@HelmanDC) September 9, 2019
“Well, he got my name right. They used to call me Keelan. I must be doing something right.”
Is there any way to stop the Cowboys when the offense is rolling like it was on Sunday? Zeke isn’t sure.
Is there a way to stop this Cowboys offense when it's clicking on all cylinders?— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) September 9, 2019
Ezekiel Elliott: "Uh, I don't know. (laughs) I don't know."
Pro Bowl receiver Amari Cooper called the unit “lethal” and even stated that “defenses should watch out”. If Sunday was any indication of what is to come from this group, I would have to agree with that.
Amari Cooper on the Cowboys offense: "We're just lethal. Everybody can make plays. Everybody has their own style. It's a good thing for our offense, definitely. Defenses should watch out."— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) September 9, 2019
Dak Prescott is excited about the weapons in his arsenal. “It’s fun to be the quarterback of this group”, he said. That certainly appeared to be the case in week one, for sure.
Dak Prescott was asked how much fun it is to have three players running deep downfield to choose from: "Just three? I think it's more than that. Surrounded by talent. This offense is full of it. It's fun. It's fun to be a part of. It's fun to be the quarterback of this group."— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) September 9, 2019
The overall sentiment seems to be that the entire team is excited about what the season holds. From the play-calling to the quarterback to the weapons all over the offense, the excitement is strong. Zeke believes that “this team is going to be special”. We shall see.
Ezekiel Elliott: "This team is going to be special. I'm excited to be back with these guys. I think we got a great group. I'm excited for this season."— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) September 9, 2019