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Looking in on the enemy: How did the remaining Cowboys opponents fare in Week 8?

Let’s check in and see how some of the Cowboys future opponents did over the weekend.

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The Dallas Cowboys have lost three straight games, and sit with a 2-5 record. The last time this team was 2-5 was back in 2015, when they were in the middle of a seven-game losing streak and finished the season at 4-12. And just like 2015, the Cowboys lost their starting quarterback early in the season, and simply lost their way as a football team without him.

Things don’t get any easier this week, or any subsequent week for that matter. Mathematically, they still have plenty of chances to take down the division, but math and reality don’t really align. Even still, with the interest on future opponents, let’s take a look to see how some of their eventual opponents fared this past weekend.

Week 9: Pittsburgh Steelers

Last week: Beat the Ravens 28-24, currently the only unbeaten team in the league at 7-0

Key game notes:

  • Ben Roethlisberger was 21/32 for 182 yards with two touchdowns and no picks
  • James Conner rushed 15 times for 47 yards and a score
  • JuJu Smith-Schuster led all receivers with seven catches for 67 yards
  • Steelers defense sacked Lamar Jackson four times and created four turnovers

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Week 11: @ Minnesota Vikings

Last week: Beat the Packers 28-22, currently 2-5

Key game notes:

  • Kirk Cousins threw for 160 yards on 11/14 passing with one touchdown and no interceptions
  • Dalvin Cook ran wild for 163 yards on 30 carries and three rushing touchdowns
  • Cook added another 63 yards receiving on two catches, including a receiving touchdown
  • Adam Thielen led all wide receivers with just three catches for 27 yards

Week 12: Washington Football Team

Last week: On a bye. Currently sit with a 2-5 record

Week 13: @ Baltimore Ravens

Last week: Lost to the Steelers 28-24, currently 5-2

Key game notes:

  • Lamar Jackson was 13/28 for 208 yards with two touchdowns and two picks
  • Rookie running back J.K. Dobbins rushed 15 times for 113 yards
  • Gus Edwards added another 87 yards on 16 carries
  • Willie Snead caught five passes for 106 yards

Week 14: @ Cincinnati Bengals

Last week: Beat the Titans 31-20, currently 2-5-1

Key game notes:

  • Joe Burrow was 26/37 for 249 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions
  • Giovani Bernard rushed 15 times for 62 yards and a touchdown
  • Tee Higgins caught six passes for 78 yards
  • Tyler Boyd had six receptions for 67 yards and a touchdown

Week 15: San Francisco 49ers

Last week: Lost to the Seahawks 37-27, currently 4-4

Key game notes:

  • After coming in for an injured Jimmy Garoppolo, Nick Mullens threw for 238 yards on 18/25 passing, with two touchdowns and no picks
  • Running back JaMycal Hasty ran for just 29 yards on 12 carries with a touchdown
  • Rookie receiver Brandon Aiyuk had eight catches for 81 yards and a score
  • Kendrick Bourne had eight catches for 81 yards

Week 16: Philadelphia Eagles

Last week: Beat the Cowboys 23-9, currently 3-4-1 and in first place in the NFC East

Key game notes:

  • Carson Wentz was 15/27 for 123 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions
  • Wentz also fumbled the ball away twice for a total of four turnovers
  • Boston Scott led all rushers with 15 carries for 70 yards
  • Travis Fulgham had six catches for 78 yards and a touchdown

Week 17: @ New York Giants

Last week: Lost to the Buccaneers 25-23 on Monday night, currently 1-7

Key game notes:

  • Daniel Jones was 25/41 for 256 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions
  • Wayne Gallman led all rushers with 12 carries for 44 yards and a touchdown
  • Former Cowboys running back, Alfred Morris carried the ball eight times for 28 yards
  • Sterling Shepard had eight catches for 74 yards

Here are the NFL power rankings according to ESPN for all the Cowboys 2020 opponents.