Motivation

Next-level passing , Quinn’s motivation among things learned in Cowboys Week 10 win – Yahoo Sports

Summary

Championship-contending teams like the Dallas Cowboys have multiple litmus tests during a season. This week they had to show they were capable of bouncing back from an embarrassing performance and a disappointing loss. The Atlanta Falcons came in winning three of their last four games. A poor team, riding momentum, and trending upwards coming into town. If the Cowboys overlooked them like they did the Denver Broncos, then this could have turned November into a nightmare month for Dallas.

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Championship-contending teams like the Dallas Cowboys have multiple litmus tests during a season. This week they had to show they were capable of bouncing back from an embarrassing performance and a disappointing loss. The Atlanta Falcons came in winning three of their last four games. A poor team, riding momentum, and trending upwards coming into town. If the Cowboys overlooked them like they did the Denver Broncos, then this could have turned November into a nightmare month for Dallas.

The Cowboys came in prepared, motivated, and took care of business early so they could rest starters in the fourth quarter. Finishing the game with Cooper Rush at quarterback, Cory Clement at running back, Connor McGovern on the offensive line and Sean Mckeon at tight end was the perfect result, and now they can move on to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Litmus test games always give teams a lot to learn, and even in a blowout, the Cowboys gained plenty to take with them going forward for the rest of the season.

Cowboys offense isn’t in a slump

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With six and a half minutes left in the fourth quarter the Cowboys were down 30-0 to the Denver Broncos. Quarterback Dak Prescott had thrown for under 100 yards, had zero touchdowns and an interception. This left Dallas with one general question. Was this the blueprint on how to stop this high powered offense? The start of a slump for the Cowboys, or just one fluke performance?

It didn’t take long to see it wasn’t gonna be an issue this week. The opening drive saw Dallas move the ball 73 yards on eight plays for a touchdown, in just over three minutes. They went two-for-two on third down conversions, and scored a TD on their first red-zone attempt.

This set the tone for the entire game. The Cowboys went on to score touchdowns on three of their next four drives in the first half, breaking the team record for points scored in the second quarter with 29. They ended up going five-for-five in red-zone conversions and after being 0-4 on fourth down tries last week, they were a perfect three-for-three against Atlanta.

Dallas was up 43-3 at the end of the third quarter and the starters were able to take a seat in the fourth and rest. Prescott ended up with just under 300 yards passing and three total touchdowns.

We learned the offense had one bad week and they are now back on track going into the final half of the season.

Michael Gallup matters

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There has been a battle going on within Cowboys Nation whether the team should have “gotten something for Gallup” by trading him before he is able …….

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