The Dallas Cowboys bounced back Sunday night with a 20-13 win against their division rival New York Giants. The Cowboys started off immediately with 75 yard drive that ended with a Tavon Austin 64 yard touchdown reception. The offense fizzled out for the most part after that until they put together a drive late to put the game away. The defense was really good again, limiting both Odell Beckham Jr. and Saquon Barkley. Through two weeks, the Cowboys defense is allowing the second fewest yards per play at 4.3.
Here is your week two stock report.
The Cowboys believed that Taco had all the tools to eventually become a very serviceable football player. It wasn’t the popular pick with fans and some of the “experts.” Don’t look now, but Charlton is becoming a consistent NFL football player. He recorded a sack, two tackles for loss and recovered a fumble Sunday night. Last week, he recorded three tackles and a pass breakup.
Byron Jones and Chidobe Awuzie
There aren’t many teams that can hold Odell to 4 catches and 51 yards, but the Cowboys managed to do that due in large part to this tandem of corners. When defended by either Jones or Awuzie, Beckham had 4 targets and managed two catches for 28 yards.
Damien Wilson didn’t play many snaps Sunday night but he managed to make the snaps he did get impactful. He recorded three tackles, including getting to Eli for a sack and creating a fumble that gave Dallas the ball back in plus territory. He also added a pass break up. Wilson could be setting himself up for a pretty nice payday this offseason.
Allen Hurns and Terrance Williams
The Cowboys two highest paid receivers have been almost nonexistent through two games. Hurns has just two catches for 29 yards. Hurns did play the 2nd most snaps by any Cowboys receiver Sunday night, but only hauled in 1 catch for 9 yards. Hurns did appear to be open on a crossing route late in the first quarter, but Prescott opted to throw the ball deep for an incomplete pass.
Williams played the least amount of snaps in his career Sunday night and has two catches in two games. With the rumor that Brice Butler is on his way back to Dallas, there were reports that Williams could be the odd man out. The Cowboys say that is not the case but it is something worth monitoring.
La’el Collins continues to be a work in progress at right tackle. It’s somewhat expected because Collins is still a young player still adapting to a somewhat new position. There were a couple instances where Collins whiffed on pass rushers. There was also a penalty that negated a first down on third and short. Collins was the only Cowboys offensive lineman that allowed more than one pressure.
Again, the tight end group leaves a lot to be desired on this team. Blake Jarwin had a chance on special teams to ice the game by recovering an onside kick and couldn’t do it. He was not out there the next time around.
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