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Dallas Win Streak Hits 3

Discussion in 'Game Summaries & Team News' started by CaptMoe, Dec 17, 2013.

  1. CaptMoe

    CaptMoe Walk On

    Jul 27, 2012
    Things are going pretty good down in Big D lately. After beating 2 teams with a combined record of 17-2, in flew the 6-5 Falcons for another tough challenge. Funny things was, this challenge sprung up on this team by surprise. a late day check of the boards and a quick IM between owners got this game going so quickly for Dallas, the team didn't even have time to practice. How out of it was the coaching staff? So out of it that it took a 1st qtr completion to WR J. Jones for the staff to realize who they were playing and who they needed to stop. JULIO JONES. He of the 1100yds and 15 TDs. Adjust the defensive game plan on the fly. And guess what? It worked. With M. Ryan obviously trying to get the big target involved early and often, Dallas went to work. Throwing multiple coverages at the duo, the end result was 4 INTs and a monster game from CB B. Carr, who had seemingly disappeared after posting 9 INTs in season 1. Well, Carr came up big, smothering Jones in coverage, defending passes downfield and coming up with a beauty of an INT in the endzone, going up and fighting Jones for the ball and then coming down with it in ONE hand behind the WR's back, maintaining control as they both fell to the ground, ending an Atlanta scoring threat as the 2nd qtr drew to a close. Carr would pick off Ryan once more in the 4th. And sandwiched between those 2 INTs were picks by LBs J. Durant and S. Lee.

    On offense, the run game once again came alive for Dallas as D. Murray rumbled for 200yds and 2 more TDs. Especially in the 4th qtr, with Dallas protecting a lead, Murray came thru. Converting first downs and averaging over 5ypc. With the Falcons' D looking to lock down D. Bryant, Echevaria simply spread the ball around and took what the defense gave him.

    With his team trailing, M. Ryan finally ignored Jones for most of the 4th qtr and found success hitting R. Wayne out of the slot and TE D. Rosario down the seam. But the damage had been done.

    What's next for Dallas? A date with the NFC East leading NY Giants of course. A team that gave them a 37-14 drubbing back in week 4. Will the clock strike midnight on the Cowboys' season? Stay tuned...
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