On 1st and 10 the Cowboys came out with two tight ends, allowing them to run an 8-man protection and take a shot deep.
Amari Cooper lined up on the right side of the formation. He released outside and ran a good route against cornerback Ronald Darby. The two were neck and neck until they looked back for the ball. Cooper kept up his speed while Darby slowed down. As a result, Cooper gained separation.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Andy Dalton dropped back and found Cooper streaking down the sideline. Dalton threw a great ball, hitting Cooper in stride for a 54-yard touchdown! Not to mention the fact that Tony Pollard threw a huge block.
This was a huge play that gave the Cowboys a 10-7 lead. It was also this week’s Cowboys Play of the Game. Unfortunately Dallas lost, but it is hopefully indicative of some brighter days being ahead.