The Cowboys could very well be the hottest team in the NFL. They lost their very first game of the year to the New York Giants and since then, they have been simply unbeatable. They have won their last 8 games in a row, putting them on the top of the NFC. Sunday, they had another big test against them, as they went to visit the Pittsburgh Steelers, in Pittsburgh. Anytime you play the Steelers at home, you must be ready to battle. Nonetheless, that’s exactly the mindset the Cowboys had to take.
The Cowboys have been led by rookie sensation quarterback, Dak Prescott, who looks like a seasoned veteran on the field each week. Then you have another rookie sensation, Ezekiel Elliott, their running back, who is leading the NFL in rushing. Nobody can seem to stop this powerful runner. These two young stars have seemed to give the Cowboys life, which they have needed for a long time. The Cowboys are 8-1 and no matter who or where they play, they are winning close games.
Elliott ran for 114 yards and two touchdowns, both in the final two minutes. He also had an 83-yard catch-and-run, for a score, as the Cowboys pulled off a thrilling 35-30 victory on Sunday night, for their eighth straight win. Each week, Elliot looks like he is getting stronger and stronger as the game goes on. His teammates are leaning on him more and more now, as they really are getting to see how great of a back he is. It is downright frightening that he is only a rookie this year and his future looks very bright.
Dak Prescott overcame an early fumble to pass for 319 yards and two scores for Dallas (8-1), which matched the longest single-season win streak in club history, behind the two rookies who hardly seemed to be bothered by the stage. Dez Bryant added six catches for 116 yards, including a 50-yard touchdown reception. Now that the Cowboys are completely healthy, the whole NFL is on notice. I think after this game, there is no question in Dallas that Dak Prescott is their quarterback, even though Tony Romo is now healthy again. Dak is leading this team to win after win and if it is not broke, don't fix it. These two rookie Cowboys are growing up very quickly and the Cowboys are the best they have been since their glory days in the early 1990's.