Dallas Cowboys have struggled so far in the season especially on the defensive end. The first match against the New York Giants was promising, but in the next four games, the Cowboys allowed 140 points, which was just too much. However, the bye week came at the right time, and Sean Lee returned to the team, plus some adjustments were made. The result – an incredible defensive unit.
In the games against the San Francisco and Washington Redskins, the Cowboys allowed 29 points in total, whereas the duel versus the Chiefs was a pleasant surprise for Dallas fans. Not only the America’s Team defense was good, but they played well against one of the best offenses in the league.
Kansas City averages 377.9 yards in the season, and they were held to 331. If you don’t like this stat and think that it is nothing special, the Chiefs scored only 17 points, which was their second-fewest game as they scored 13 against the Steelers. Also, Alex Smith had his first interception of the season, whereas Taco Charlton recorded his first sack of the season.
Tyreek Hill scored that fantastic 57-yard touchdown when he avoided the defense, but that was a one-time play that kept the Chiefs in the game. Props to Hill, but without that TD, the KC wouldn’t have been close. The point is that they were stopped. And the great thing was that they were stopped by non-dominant Cowboys defense. In the NFL, any team can win even against a favored opponent, which is why this sport is so beautiful.
David Irving and DeMarcus Lawrence forced Alex Smith to make tough decisions, whereas Lee was standardly good against the rushing game. Jourdan Lewis and Xavier Woods also played well against the pass. The game on Sunday was long due. It is an improvement Dallas fans have waited for so long, and the win was well-deserved.