Writer: Elliot Adway
The Salt Lake Tribune
It might have taken longer than expected, but the Dallas Cowboy’s offense is officially back on track after the 28-17 win over the Arizona Cardinals. Dak Prescott finished 13 for 18 with 183 yards passing and a pair of passing touchdowns to Brice Butler and Mr. X himself, Dez Bryant. An underrated aspect of Prescott’s performance last night was his ability to incorporate the zone read option. The first time to team ran the play, Dak made the wrong read and lost Ezekiel Elliott a couple of yards. A few plays later, Prescott made the correct read and it resulted in a high flying rushing touchdown for the second year pro. While the offense resurging is huge, the big story coming out of Glendale is the emergence of Demarcus Lawrence. The Cowboys have not seen a defender as dominate as Lawrence has been through 3 weeks since another Demarcus who has the last name Ware. As we all know, consistency has been a problem for Dallas’ defense, but with number 90 causing so much havoc on the line, look for teams to rely on their running backs and tight ends to help contain Mr. Lawrence. With opposing teams starting to game plan for the beast on the outside, expect the Cowboys to utilize more nickel blitzes in the coming weeks.