ARLINGTON, TX — The Boys were back home and taking on the Bengals without Dez Bryant for a second straight week. But even with no 88, the rookie combo of Zeke and Dak made it look easy.
Dallas dominated Cincinnati 28-14, winning their fourth straight.
Leading the way was Ezekiel Elliott, who demolished the Bengals defense, cruising to 134 yards, including a 60 yard runaway touchdown.
“You watch that film from week one and you watch me now it looks like two different backs,” Elliott said after the game. “And honestly that’s how it’s supposed to be, you’re supposed to get better as the season goes on. We’re still not there yet, we’re definitely not there yet. We still have some stuff we’ve gotta improve on, we can still get better but it was a good win”
The defense also had another big time showing, shutting Cincy out in the first three quarters and sacking Andy Dalton four times.
“We expect to get pressure every game… every snap,” said Cedric Thornton who recorded one of the four sacks. “I still don’t think this game was good enough. I think [Rod Marinelli] is still gonna come back Monday and tell us we need more pressure.”
Now the Cowboys are sitting in first place in the NFC East and 4-1 and will head north to Lambeau Field to take on the Packers.
“We’ve just got to take it one game at a time, one week at a time, one game at a time,” said Dak Prescott. “I think we’ve done a great job of doing that. Putting the past behind us no matter if it’s a win or loss and it just focusing on what’s in front of us.”
Well what’s in front of the Cowboys is this: if the “Dak Magic” keeps going against the Pack, the case for keeping Prescott over Romo will get very, very heated.