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3 things we learned from Cowboys loss to Redskins


Adrian Peterson can still ball

Apparently, age really ain’t nothin’ but a number.

At age 33, Peterson is no longer the player he once was because duh people get older, but on Sunday he showed exactly why he is regarded as one of the best running backs of all-time.

Peterson ran past the Cowboys’ 10th ranked rush defense for nearly 100 yards on 24 carries.

“I expect greatness from myself,” Peterson told the NY Post. “That’s why I put the work in. God has blessed me with a tremendous talent.”

After spittling time last season between the Saints and Cardinals, Peterson has reemerged as a top back in the NFL. He is currently ninth in rushing this season with 438 yards after his solid performance against the Cowboys despite continuing to recover from a dislocated shoulder a couple weeks ago.

“I can endure a little pain to help my team be successful,” he said. “That’s just the mindset I’ve approached this game with.”

Peterson has long been linked to the Dallas Cowboys, but after drafting Zeke in 2016 that dream was long, but over.

Like Post Malone said, ‘Ball For Me.’ And that’s exactly what AP did, only he did for the NFL East rival in one of the most pivotal gams of the season.


Controversial ending

With the Cowboys it’s never easy. Ever.

With the ball on the 47 yard-line with just seconds to go, Cowboys’ long snapper, L.P. Ladouceur, was booked for a false start, forcing rookie kicker Brett Maher to attempt a 52-yard field goal.

Ladouceur, a 13-year veteran, was penalized after adjusting the positioning of his hands prior to the kick that would have tied the ball game.

“I just adjusted down so I could put my hands on the bottom of it, so I could snap it in the right direction,” Ladouceur said per Todd Archer of ESPN. “Exact same thing I’ve been doing for 14 years… I’m not even trying to get him offside. I know the situation. Just too bad.”

“As long as I don’t pick up the ball,” he said. “The ball was on the ground the whole time.”

Last week, the Cowboys punted on the opposing 42-yard line in overtime against the Houston Texans.

“Yeah, it was a long one [yard],” the Garrett said after the game, per Jeremy Bergman of

Well, on Sunday it was a long five yards. Following the penalty, Maher’s 52-yard attempt hit the upright on the to end the game in another heartbreaking loss for Dallas.

Prior to the attempt, Maher had made his last 16 field goals.


It’s past time for the Cowboys to get another wide receiver

Dak Prescott had arguably his best game throwing the football all season, passing for 273 yards, albeit on 35 attempts on 22 completions. We all know that the Cowboy’s game plan lives and dies on Zeke pounding the back in between the number and the opponent’s defense keys in on the run.

As a result, Zeke was bottled up for just 2.2 yards per carry for 33 yards.

Prescott also ran for 33 yards.

The 3-4 Cowboys will spend Week 8 on a bye and that’s more than enough time to bring in a wide receiver and get them acclimated to the team’s bland and predictable offensive sets.

Raiders’ wideout and former first-rounder Amari Cooper is reportedly available with one-year remaining on his deal.

So, is Demaryius Thomas.

And Dez Bryant continues to show love for his former team ranked 28th in the league in passing.

This team severely lacks a skill player that can stretch the opponent’s defense, especially with specialist Tavon Austin (groin) out several weeks.

Cole Beasley, Michael Gallup, and co. have been serviceable, but it’s time Jerry Jones to face reality.


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