Cowboys Crush Patriots 38-3 in a Dominant Display

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The Dallas Cowboys showed no mercy as they defeated the New England Patriots 38-3 in a one-sided NFL game on October 1, 2023. The Cowboys improved to 3-1 in the season, while the Patriots fell to 1-3. The game was a showcase of the Cowboys’ offensive and defensive prowess, as they outgained the Patriots 472-198 in total yards and forced four turnovers.

Prescott Leads the Cowboys’ Offense

The Cowboys’ quarterback Dak Prescott had a stellar performance, completing 25 of 31 passes for 312 yards and four touchdowns. He connected with four different receivers for scores, including Amari Cooper, CeeDee Lamb, Dalton Schultz, and Ezekiel Elliott. Prescott also ran for 28 yards on four carries.

The Cowboys’ running game was equally impressive, as Elliott and Tony Pollard combined for 148 yards and a touchdown on 26 carries. Elliott scored on a 12-yard run in the second quarter, while Pollard had a 40-yard burst in the fourth quarter. The Cowboys averaged 5.6 yards per carry and controlled the clock for 35:17.

Cowboys’ Defense Shuts Down the Patriots

The Cowboys’ defense was relentless in pressuring and harassing the Patriots’ quarterback Mac Jones, who was sacked five times and intercepted twice. Jones completed 18 of 33 passes for 165 yards and no touchdowns. He was also stripped of the ball by Randy Gregory in the third quarter, leading to a Cowboys’ touchdown.

Cowboys Crush Patriots 38-3 in a Dominant Display

The Patriots’ running game was nonexistent, as they managed only 33 yards on 15 attempts. Damien Harris was the leading rusher with 16 yards on six carries. The Patriots were held to 3.3 yards per play and converted only 4 of 13 third downs. Their only points came from a 42-yard field goal by Nick Folk in the first quarter.

Cowboys’ Special Teams Shine

The Cowboys’ special teams also contributed to the victory, as Greg Zuerlein made all five of his extra point attempts and a 51-yard field goal. Bryan Anger punted three times for an average of 48.7 yards, with two punts inside the 20-yard line. CeeDee Lamb returned two punts for 31 yards, including a 21-yard return that set up a Cowboys’ touchdown.

The Patriots’ special teams were not as effective, as Jake Bailey punted six times for an average of 43.8 yards, with one punt blocked by Jourdan Lewis in the second quarter. Gunner Olszewski returned three punts for 18 yards and one kickoff for 19 yards. The Patriots also committed a penalty on a kickoff return that pinned them at their own 9-yard line.

Cowboys’ Coach Praises His Team

The Cowboys’ coach Mike McCarthy was pleased with his team’s performance, saying that they played a “complete game” in all three phases. He praised Prescott for his leadership and accuracy, and the defense for creating turnovers and limiting the Patriots’ offense. He also said that the Cowboys’ special teams were “outstanding” and “made a difference”.

The Patriots’ coach Bill Belichick was disappointed with his team’s performance, saying that they were “outplayed, outcoached, and out-everythinged” by the Cowboys. He said that the Patriots made too many mistakes and did not execute well. He also said that the Patriots need to “work harder” and “improve in every area”.

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