The Dallas Cowboys needed a strong performance in Week 10 after having their six-game win streak snapped by the Denver Broncos. They got just that, and the Atlanta Falcons were the unfortunate victims of their wrath. Offense, defense, and special teams played their parts in the Cowboys’ 43-3 win.
Several players stepped up to contribute for Dallas. Rookie linebacker Micah Parsons got his sixth sack of the season, forcing a fumble, and once again led the team in tackles. Defensive end Dorance Armstrong recorded a sack as well and blocked a punt, which was recovered for a touchdown by rookie cornerback Nahshon Wright. Trevon Diggs hauled in his league-leading eighth interception and Anthony Brown registered his third of the season and tipped a pass that ended up in the arms of another defender. Ezekiel Elliott made it in the end zone on three separate occasions.
How good was the team’s performance? None of those players made this week’s edition of 3 Stars.
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Prescott had his worst game of the season with his second-fewest completions (19) and yards (232) and lowest completion percentage (48.7) against the Broncos. Like all great quarterbacks do though, Prescott came back with a vengeance against the Falcons.
He completed 24 of his 31 passes (77.4%) and tossed two touchdowns while posting an outstanding 93.4 QBR. Prescott shared the wealth, completing passes to 10 different players. It was Prescott’s fifth game of the season with a completion percentage over 70 and he’s thrown 11 touchdowns to just three interceptions in those contests. He also scored a touchdown on the ground, his first of the season.
Prescott has thrown touchdown passes in seven of the eight games he’s played in and hasn’t recorded less than two in any of them. He has an amazing four-to-one touchdown-to-interception ratio (20 touchdowns to five interceptions) and is right in the thick of the MVP race.