ARLINGTON, Texas — When the Dallas Cowboys beat the San Francisco 49ers within the 1992 NFC Championship Sport, then-coach Jimmy Johnson let free with a saying that has carried on for a technology of followers:
How ‘bout them Cowboys.
After receiving his Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame ring at halftime right here on Monday, Johnson reprised his well-known saying, a lot to the delight of Cowboys followers.
And following a 41-21 domination of the Philadelphia Eagles, how ‘bout them Cowboys, certainly.
Quarterback Dak Prescott, enjoying in his first sport at AT&T Stadium since struggling a compound fracture and dislocation of his proper ankle in October, accomplished 21 of 26 passes for 238 yards and three touchdowns.
“That was enjoyable,” Prescott stated. “I believe that exhibits simply the brotherhood that we’re creating and the tradition we’re creating inside this staff. That’s only one and that’s a step and that was an enormous step and a constructing block of the place we’re going and what we’re making an attempt to perform.”
Ezekiel Elliott ran for 95 yards and had two speeding touchdowns within the first half for the second time up to now 4 seasons. It’s the seventh time in 9 video games Elliott has had a minimum of 95 yards speeding in opposition to the Eagles. His backup, Tony Pollard, had 60 yards on 11 carries every week after operating for 109 yards in opposition to the Los Angeles Chargers.
The Cowboys’ protection got here up with two takeaways, together with a 59-yard interception returned for a landing by cornerback Trevon Diggs on the third play of the second half to up the Cowboys’ result in 20 factors.
Within the first half, the Cowboys allowed three first downs and 121 yards.
Diggs’ pick-six was the Cowboys’ first since 2017, ending the second-longest drought within the NFL. It was the Cowboys’ eighth takeaway in three video games. How totally different is that this protection? The Cowboys didn’t file their eighth takeaway till the tenth sport in 2020.
With all of it, the Cowboys are above .500 for the primary time in coach Mike McCarthy’s tenure at 2-1. It’s the primary time since Week 12 of the 2019 season the Cowboys have been above .500 (6-5 after a loss to the New England Patriots) and the primary time a McCarthy-led staff has been above .500 since Oct. 15, 2018, when the Inexperienced Bay Packers beat San Francisco to enhance to 3-2-1.
“You beat a division opponent by two-plus scores, it’s win,” McCarthy stated.
Purchase Trevon Diggs: The second-year cornerback has lined up in opposition to Mike Evans, Keenan Allen and DeVonta Smith, and Diggs has greater than held his personal. Together with his third-quarter interception on Monday, he turned the primary Cowboy to file a decide in every of the primary three video games of a season since Everson Partitions in 1985. In three video games in opposition to the Eagles in his profession, Diggs has 4 interceptions. Oh, and along with his landing, he tied his brother, Payments broad receiver Stefon Diggs, in TDs to this point this season.
Promising pattern: The Cowboys opened with a landing on their first possession for the second straight week. They’d gone 20 video games with out a landing on their opening possession, and now they’ve a streak for the primary time since Weeks 13 and 14 in 2019. Offensive coordinator Kellen Moore interviewed for the Eagles’ head-coaching emptiness within the winter; he confirmed them what may have been along with his playcalling on Monday.