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Dallas Cowboys Week Three Stock Report

Not much went right for the Dallas Cowboys in week two. They were totally outclassed in their 42-17 loss to the Denver Broncos. In a loss like that things didn’t go well as many guys didn’t play well and a lot of guys played poorly, obviously.

Stock Up

DeMarcus Lawrence

Lawrence followed his strong week one performance with another strong performance Sunday. Demarcus had two sacks and forced a fumble that allowed the Cowboys offense to tie the game at 7. Lawrence is second in the league with 3.5 sacks through two games.

Dan Bailey

Dan Bailey is arguably the best kicker in the NFL and showed his talent Sunday in Denver. He tied his career long making a 56 yard field goal. Dan Bailey has now made all 5 attempts so far this season.

Jaylon Smith

Jaylon continues to work his way back from his injury and if you ask a lot of people, they would tell you he is doing more than they thought he would be doing at this point. Jaylon is tied for team lead in tackles made with Sean Lee. Smith hasn’t made any “game changing” plays to this point but you have to believe the time is coming for that as he gets more comfortable on the field.

Stock Down

Ezekiel Elliott

Elliott had by far his worst game as a professional against the Broncos. He had very little room to run and also caught a lot of heat for not showing enough effort after Daks first interception of the game. Zeke admitted in Wednesday’s media session that he was “frustrated” but also said there is no excuse for the lack of effort.

Byron Jones

Coming into this season, I had a lot of high hopes for Byron Jones. I thought he could really take the next step as a player in year three of his NFL career and through two games I am not ready to give up on that. Sunday was bad for a lot of guys on the team but two plays really stand out to me with Byron Jones.

On the first drive of the game, Byron missed an opportunity to put a stop the broncos opening drive that eventually led to a touchdown being given up.

The second play is a play where Byron had a chance to make a tackle on CJ Anderson but instead threw himself into Demaryius Thomas making a minimal effort to make a tackle. Anderson went all the way to the end zone on the play.

Nolan Carroll

The broncos had a tone setting drive to start the game and a big part of that was at the expense of Nolan Carroll. Carroll has been on the hot seat from the moment he got here but had a solid game against the Giants. Sunday wasn’t as kind to him as he was responsible for giving up a 27 yard catch to Demaryius Thomas and then gave up a 25 yard catch to Emmanuel Sanders later on the same drive. He later left the game with a concussion.

Staff writer covering the Dallas Cowboys | Grew up in Plano, Texas. Graduated from Plano east in 2009, graduated from American broadcasting school in 2011. Big time DFW sports fan. Once went to Shawn Marions pool party the summer the Mavs won the championship.

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