With a dominant defense, Cowboys finding offensive identity, too - ESPN - Dallas Cowboys Blog

ARLINGTON, Texas — Dak Prescott had a fast response when requested his meaning of complementary football.

“Winning,” the Dallas Cowboys quarterback stated. “Simple. Winning.”

The Cowboys dispatched the New York Jets 30-10 on Sunday at AT&T Stadium, 7 days after discarding New York’s other group, the Giants, 40-0, at a rain-soaked MetLife Stadium.

The Cowboys are 2-0 for the very first time because 2019. The last time the Cowboys won both of their very first 2 video games of the season by 20 or more points was 1968. They are the 5th group in the Super Bowl period to score 70 points and permit 10 or less in their very first 2 video games. Prior to the New England Patriots doing it in 2019, the last time it occurred was 1970 (Detroit Lions).

While the defense has actually been dominant — 10 sacks, 7 takeaways — the Cowboys are discovering their offending identity.

The weather condition was an obstacle versus the Giants, however the Cowboys did not turn the ball over. They didn’t turn the ball over versus the Jets either.

Prescott did not go successive video games without an interception last season, when he connected for the most with 15 in 12 starts. He wasn’t extremely delighted to address an interception concern Sunday.

“Last year is last year and it’s something I’ve left,” Prescott stated. “You know the interceptions, all that, I guess when you lead the league it will never go away. But as I stated last year, every one of them has their story. But that’s not where my mind is. That’s not something I think about. Just being candid. I really don’t care about the questions about them at this point.

“I’m going out there, just trying to complete the ball, get the ball to these guys, the playmakers that we have, get it to them in space, let them go do their thing. And I’m still going to take some shots. I’m still going to not shy away from the confidence that I have and the work we’ve put in on some one-on-ones to give these guys some opportunities. But I don’t even think about that at this point.”

The Cowboys had 3 scoring drives of 12 plays and one each of 13 and 14 plays. They held the ball for 42 minutes, 15 seconds.

“If we can get a lead and let that defense start rushing,” All-Pro ideal guard Zack Martin stated, “they’re tough to stop.”

The Cowboys ran it 30 times versus the Giants with 4 various runners getting a touch, not counting Prescott. They ran it 44 times versus the Jets with 5 various runners getting a bring, not counting Prescott. They transformed 46.3% of their third-down opportunities versus the Giants, and 50% versus the Jets.

“It’s definitely something to build on,” stated tight end Jake Ferguson, who captured a goal pass Sunday. “A great start to the season. A good Week 2, but there’s always room for improvement.”

The just ineffective part of the offense versus the Jets remained in the red zone, transforming goals on simply 2 of 6 chances. But a few of McCarthy’s playcalling in the 2nd half caused Brandon Aubrey basket efforts due to the fact that there was no requirement to be excessively aggressive with how the Cowboys’ defense was dealing with the Jets.

Who understands, there might be a video game when the defense enables more than 10 points. Or it doesn’t press the opposing quarterback on 55% of the dropbacks, which is the greatest rate of any group through 2 video games because 2009, according to ESPN Stats & Information. Or it doesn’t get numerous takeaways in a video game.

Aside from receiver Garrett Wilson’s 68-yard goal catch, the Cowboys enabled 3.3 lawns per play. The Cowboys had 4 takeaways in the 2nd half, consisting of 3 interceptions.

“We know our style,” protective end DeMarcus Lawrence stated. “We know our identity that we play with.”

And the offense was figuring its identity out too versus the Jets. Wide receiver CeeDee Lamb had 11 receptions (on 13 targets) for 143 lawns. Running back Tony Pollard had a career-high 25 brings, despite the fact that he acquired simply 72 lawns. And Prescott finished 31 of 38 passes for 255 lawns and had 2 goal passes. He finished his very first 13 passes of the video game, the very best start he has actually had in his profession.

Soon they will have left guard Tyler Smith, who has actually missed out on the very first 2 video games with a hamstring pressure, back in the lineup. Wide receiver Brandin Cooks might be back as quickly as Sunday versus the Arizona Cardinals after a sprained knee kept him out versus the Jets.

“At the end of the day in this league, it’s about getting the job done and winning the game and being complementary [to] your defense,” Prescott stated. “I think we did that. Very efficient in ways, but we left a lot out there still. That’s the standard of this offense, the standard of this team. We expect to score touchdowns on every drive, so when you don’t do that, you still haven’t hit your goal, I guess you could say.

“[There’s] a lot we can do better, but overall, very efficient team win that we’re proud of. It’s hard to win in this league.”

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