For the first time in nine years the Dallas Cowboys weren’t able to bring out their best pass rusher DeMarcus Ware. Ware who suffered an injury the week before against the Redskins was ruled out for the game and many wondered myself included how the Cowboys defense would step up. Well the Cowboys defense held one of the most potent offenses to only three points even though they ran over 70 plays in the game. The Cowboys did get lucky a few times with Nick Foles missing wide open wide receivers including two in the end zone but a little luck is necessary to win in the NFL. The defense though managed to get to Foles and knock him out of the game and once the rookie Matt Barkley came in they just played games with him and picked him off three times. As a whole the defense held this potentially dangerous Eagles offense to under 300 yards of offense, less then 4 yards per play, only 4-18 on 3rd down, sacked Foles three times and held the Eagles to less then 24 minutes in time of possession. Once again a whole bunch of no name guys on the defensive line stepped up including the Cowboys defensive MVP to this point in my opinion Jason Hatcher. Their secondary continues to play better and better each week and the three interceptions on Sunday was proof. This is a defense that has the potential to be really good if they can get/stay healthy. Though this team still has a long way to go before they can compete with teams like the Seahawks and 49ers I think it’s fair to say at this point of the year they are the best team in the NFC Least but what’s that really say. One way or another it was impressive that with no Ware there was no problem for the Cowboys defense.

By: David Hastings
@davidhastings23 @WeAreSportsZone

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