After losing to the Texans last Sunday night in OT, many were calling for Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett’s job. However, after today’s performance, that could all change, for now.
With UFC star Conor McGregor in the building, the Cowboys(3-3) dominated the Jaguars 40-7 at AT&T Stadium.
The Cowboys’ defense forced two turnovers, and QB Dak Prescott threw two touchdowns and ran for another, while RB Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 106 yards and one touchdown.
This was a complete game for the Cowboys, and according to Elliott, the best he has seen since he’s been in Dallas.
“This is the most dominant performance we’ve had since I’ve been here,” Elliott said after the game “We knew what we wanted to do. We came out, we started fast, we executed well, and we handled our business.
“I mean, I’ve been preaching this all year – just pure execution. We have the talent; we have the talent. We have the best O-Line in football. We have weapons on the outside. Dak’s a great quarterback. But if we don’t go out and there and play up to who we are, well then we’re not going to look like it. And today we went out there, and we showed ‘em who we were.”
Next week, the Cowboys travel to Washington to battle the NFC East leading Redskins.3-2). The Cowboys are 0-3 away from Jerry’s World this season, but Elliott knows that if Dallas continues to struggle on the road, they won’t make the playoffs.
“If we keep not winning on the road, we’re not going to make the playoffs,” Elliott said. “We’ve got to got out there and look at what we did this week and how we approached the game, and we’ve got to learn from that, and we’ve got to carry it to next week.”
The NFL is a week to week league; you can look bad one week and look great the next. All will be well for Garrett and company this week, but as we know, that could all change if the Cowboys struggle in Washington next week.