Offense has too many skills, money invested to look like this
With 10 wins to their name, the Cowboys can officially look to the playoffs.
Dallas defeated the New York Giants 21-6 Sunday at MetLife Stadium. Dan Quinn’s defense dominated once again. The Cowboys held a selection with three interceptions, giving them an NFL-high 23 this season. Trevon Diggs got his 10th league-leading interception in the fourth quarter, tied with Mel Renfro for the second most single-season interceptions in franchise history. Everson Walls holds the franchise record with 11 caps in 1981.
The offense, meanwhile, left a lot to be desired. Dak Prescott completed 28 of 37 passes for 217 yards and has been sacked three times. Tony Pollard’s return was hoping to give Dallas a boost to running play, but Pollard and Ezekiel Elliott only combined for 126 rushing yards.
While the Cowboys are free to discuss the playoffs now, their place has not been secured. Dallas can clinch a spot if the San Francisco 49ers or New Orleans Saints lose on Sunday.
Here’s some of the national reaction to the Cowboys’ victory:
The Cowboys have too much skill and money invested on the offensive end of the ball to look like what they are doing at this point in the season.
– Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) December 19, 2021
The Cowboys offense is still ongoing. Two touchdowns and practices covered 13 yards (after Lewis INT) and 29 yards (after the Giants went for 4th-1 of their own 29)
– Babe Laufenberg (@BabeLaufenberg) December 19, 2021
Exasperated thoughts about the Cowboys offense. Send a tweet.
– Joey Hayden (@_joeyhayden) December 19, 2021
Can you believe the Dallas Cowboys, despite their offensive woes, are now 10-4 and looking for the valuable NFC solo No. 1 seed?
– Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) December 19, 2021
Remember when it was a big deal when the Cowboys defense had a takeout – a takeout?
– Damon R. Marx (@DamonMarxDMN) December 19, 2021
The Cowboys are going to improve to 10-4, and the bottom line is they’re 3-0 in December.
Yet this tendency towards irrelevant and disjointed infringement continues. Time flies when it becomes a real problem. It won’t be Taysom Hill and Mike Glennon forever.
– David Helman (@HelmanDC) December 19, 2021
– JT Hodges (@HelloJTHodges) December 19, 2021
Usually, it takes 4 or 5 years for a Mike McCarthy offense to go extinct and expire.
Accessories for the @dallascowboys for doing it in 3 months!
– Mike Wickett (@mikewickett) December 19, 2021
the Cowboys are going to limp into the playoffs with an offense that forgot how to attack and a defense that holds the house of cards together, precariously. this first game of the playoffs is going to make the fans sick.
– mike taddow (@MikeTaddow) December 19, 2021
the #Cowboys win another week against an inferior NFC East team, but it looks like a lot is going on in this offense.
– Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) December 19, 2021
It would be nice if the Cowboys could end this game with a good, long touchdown.
– Josh Clark (@ JoshClark1053) December 19, 2021
Amin: “This Dallas defense reminds you of the Cowboys defenses of the mid-90s.”
– Evan Grant (@Evan_P_Grant) December 19, 2021
Travon has 10 choices for the season! 3 consecutive weeks @dallascowboys defense has a set of 4 takeaways! Boom! DEFENSE carrying this team!
– Chris Arnold (@MrChrisArnold) December 19, 2021
Third game in a row, the Cowboys have maintained a comfortable lead in the fourth and the offense insists things stay interesting with turnover.#DALvsNYG
– Chris Sadeghi (@chrissadeghi) December 19, 2021
Chiefs, cardinals, cowboys – if they make the Promised Land probably because of their defense. All of them have trouble playing in attack, especially on the scenario
– Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) December 19, 2021
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