With three wins in their last four games, the Dallas Cowboys are seeing their stock rise once again, and fans are starting to believe their team can make a trip to the Super Bowl this winter.
Dallas rebounded from a tough loss in Week 9 to trounce the struggling New York Giants, 49-17, on Sunday, and it was dominant in every sense of the word. It had a whopping total of 472 passing yards, as quarterback Dak Prescott completed 26 of 35 pass attempts for 404 yards and four touchdowns. Wide receiver CeeDee Lamb had 11 catches for 151 yards, while Brandin Cook’s who has struggled all season, finally showed lots of life with nine receptions for 173 yards.
It was also the Cowboys’ 12th straight win at home, which made them only the third team in the last 10 years to do so, joining the New England Patriots and the Green Bay Packers.
Five of the Cowboys’ wins this season have come by at least 20 points, and they ended Sunday with the second-ranked scoring offense while ranking fifth in points allowed and third in total yards given up.
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They have firmly established that they can beat up inferior teams very badly. However, the knock on the Cowboys — which critics constantly remind everyone of — is the fact that, other than possibly the Los Angeles Chargers, they have yet to defeat a team that is likely to make the playoffs.
They lost 42-10 to the San Francisco 49ers in Week 5, a loss that sounded the alarm in the Metroplex, and they even fell to the awful Arizona Cardinals 28-16 two weeks before that.
In the end, the Cowboys, who are now 6-3 on the season, will need to not only prove they can beat powerhouse teams, but they will also need to consistently win away from home. They’re 2-3 away from AT&T Stadium so far this season, and they were 4-4 on the road last season.