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Cowboys’ rookie combo of Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott prove too much for Vikings

By Peter Erick Magbanua@dakelsmb on
Cowboys’ rookie combo of Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott prove too much for Vikings
The Dallas Cowboys led by rookie sensations Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott prove too much after beating the Minnesota Vikings.

The Dallas Cowboys led by rookie sensations Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott prove too much after beating the Minnesota Vikings.

According to the team’s website, despite his season-low performance, Prescott still managed to lead the Cowboys to their 11th victory. Against the Vikings, Prescott managed 139 yards, completing 12 out of 18 attempts. His fumble in the fourth quarter courtesy of a sack almost cost them the game. But a major adjustment in the team’s defense just made it a footnote to their 17-15 victory.

Prescott may have come close to losing a very important game and they have their defense to thank to. The Vikings may have lost the match, but they also gave Prescott a learning lesson to their coming games. Prescott needs to stay sharp as the road to the playoffs will be tough both mentally and physically.

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But one good thing with the Cowboys is they still have Tony Romo, who is trying his best to get healthy. And if that happens, the Cowboys could be considered as one of the deadliest team in this season’s playoffs.

Meanwhile, as Prescott reviews to make adjustments in their next match, Elliot is having the time of his life. He has tied Tony Dorsett’s and Herschel Walker’s rookie franchise record of 12 for rushing touchdowns. Elliott stated that the Vikings defense was great, but stressed they just played awesome football Thursday night.

For Cowboys Coach Jason Garrett, he got impressed looking at how their rookies handled themselves against a tough veteran team. He was also impressed at how Prescott made quick decisions that could impact the outcome of the match.

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Garrett took note at how Prescott scrambled for an 8-yard which appeared as a first down. The officials may have reversed the decision after a challenge but Prescott has displayed a veteran’s mindset at that time.

The Cowboys may have barged their way for a playoffs berth but it’s no time to celebrate. They will prepare to avenge their opening day defeat against the New York Giants in Week 14. Both Prescott and Elliott have the week to prepare and let their banged up bodies heal. But for now, they will enjoy stretching their streak to 11 victories.

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