EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Dallas Cowboys proprietor and basic supervisor Jerry Jones is superstitious. Coach Jason Garrett claims he isn’t, however he has been recognized to observe the identical routine, similar to sporting the identical sweatshirt day after day.
When a black cat ran on the sphere within the second quarter Monday, issues actually didn’t favor the Cowboys, with quarterback Dak Prescott’s first go of the sport intercepted, vast receiver Randall Cobb dropping a fumble and place-kicker Brett Maher lacking a 54-yard discipline objective try and the left.
However after the cat scampered off the MetLife Stadium discipline, the Cowboys’ luck modified, and so they had been lucky sufficient to depart with a 37-18 win, having outscored the Giants 34-9 after the feline left the sphere.
A 5-Three mark on the NFL season’s halfway level is considerably higher than 4-4. This was a key matchup for the Cowboys with the NFC East rival Philadelphia Eagles (5-4) profitable two straight getting into their bye week. Sunday’s Week 10 sport towards the Minnesota Vikings (6-3) solely will get extra necessary.
Prescott threw three landing passes after seeing his first go of the evening intercepted and has gained eight straight video games towards division foes. Contemplating that the Cowboys’ best path to the postseason is thru the NFC East, that must imply one thing.
Describe the sport in two phrases: Jets-like. Is that two phrases or one? Regardless, this is not going to go down as one of many Cowboys’ finer performances. The truth is, it seemed lots just like the 24-22 loss to the beforehand winless New York Jets on Oct. 13.
Purchase Elliott’s efficiency: Ezekiel Elliott has rushed for greater than 100 yards in three straight video games and is discovering his groove, ending with a season-high 139 yards Monday.
Elliott might need wanted a while to get into the movement after spending coaching camp in Cabo, Mexico, throughout a contract holdout, however he’s getting stronger on the proper time. He has 5 100-yard speeding video games this season, placing him on tempo to surpass essentially the most 100-yard video games he has had in a season, with seven in 2016 and 2018.
He has 24 100-yard video games in his professional profession, tying him with Larry Johnson and Adrian Peterson for 11th-most in a participant’s first 4 seasons for the reason that 1970 merger. Professional Soccer Corridor of Famer Emmitt Smith has essentially the most in Cowboys’ workforce historical past by means of a participant’s first 4 seasons, with 25.
With the best way Elliott is trending in 2019, he may tie that mark subsequent week.
Promising pattern: Within the first six video games of the season, the Cowboys had two takeaways. Of their previous two, they’ve seven takeaways, with security Xavier Woods creating two towards the Giants with a second-quarter interception and a third-quarter fumble and Jourdan Lewis returning a fumble for a landing late within the fourth quarter.
The Cowboys turned the Woods takeaways into two discipline targets. They’d 4 takeaways within the Oct. 20 win towards the Eagles and turned these into 21 factors.