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ARLINGTON, Texas — When the Dallas Cowboys defeat the San Francisco 49ers in the 1992 NFC Championship Recreation, then-coach Jimmy Johnson enable unfastened with a stating that has carried on for a generation of followers:
How ‘bout them Cowboys.
Just after receiving his Professional Soccer Hall of Fame ring at halftime below on Monday, Johnson reprised his renowned saying, substantially to the delight of Cowboys admirers.
And subsequent a 41-21 domination of the Philadelphia Eagles, how ‘bout them Cowboys, without a doubt.
Quarterback Dak Prescott, playing in his very first match at AT&T Stadium because suffering a compound fracture and dislocation of his right ankle last October, accomplished 21 of 26 passes for 238 yards and three touchdowns.
Ezekiel Elliott ran for 95 yards and had two dashing touchdowns in the initial 50 percent for the 2nd time in the last 4 seasons. It is the seventh time in 9 game titles Elliott has had at minimum 95 yards rushing from the Eagles. His backup, Tony Pollard, experienced 60 yards on 11 carries a 7 days right after functioning for 109 yards towards the Los Angeles Chargers.
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The Cowboys protection came up with two takeaways, like a 59-property interception returned for a touchdown by cornerback Trevon Diggs on the third participate in of the next fifty percent to up the Cowboys’ direct to 20 factors.
In the to start with half, the Cowboys authorized a few first downs and 121 yards.
Diggs’ interception return for a rating was the Cowboys’ initially select-6 given that 2017, ending the 2nd-longest drought in the NFL. It was the Cowboys’ eighth takeaway in 3 video games. How distinct is this protection? The Cowboys did not file their eighth takeaway until finally the 10th activity in 2020.
With it all, the Cowboys are higher than .500 for the initial time in coach Mike McCarthy’s tenure at 2-1. It’s the 1st time given that 7 days 12 of the 2019 season the Cowboys have been over .500 (6-5 soon after a decline to the New England Patriots) and the to start with time a McCarthy-led staff has been over .500 considering the fact that Oct. 15, 2018 when the Inexperienced Bay Packers conquer San Francisco on Oct. 15, 2018 to make improvements to to 3-2-1.
Acquire Trevon Diggs: The second-calendar year cornerback has lined up from Mike Evans, Keenan Allen and DeVonta Smith and he has a lot more than held his personal. With his third-quarter interception, he became the initially Cowboy to file a select in just about every of the to start with three video games of a time considering that Everson Partitions in 1985. In 3 games versus the Eagles in his career, he has four interceptions. Oh, and with his touchdown, he tied his brother, Bills receiver Stefon Diggs, in touchdowns so much this season.
Promising pattern: The Cowboys opened with a landing on their initially possession for the 2nd straight week. They experienced long gone 20 video games with no a landing on their opening possession, and now have a streak for the first time due to the fact Weeks 13-14 in 2019. Offensive coordinator Kellen Moore interviewed for the Eagles head coaching emptiness in the winter season. He confirmed them what could have been with his playcalling Monday.