The Dallas Cowboys have found themselves in a zone since their embarrassing defeat in San Francisco all the way back in Week 5. On Sunday, the club traveled to the friendly confines of Bank of America Stadium, where Cowboys Nation had taken over the ballpark to make it a home away from home.
And while the play wasn’t nearly as explosive as it was the week prior in their romp over the New York Giants, the results were the same. Dallas used a patient approach on offense and a pressurized one on defense to stymie the Panthers by the score of 33-10. The win moved Dallas to 7-3 on the season.
Quarterback Dak Prescott had a safe day, throwing for 198 yards and finding both rookie TE Luke Schoonmaker and Pro Bowl WR CeeDee Lamb for touchdowns. They were joined in the end-zone celebrations by Tony Pollard, who scored for the first time since Week 1 and cornerback DaRon Bland, who has outscored most of the Dallas offensive playmakers.
Bland returned a Bryce Young pass 31 yards for his fourth Pick-6 of the season, tying an NFL record. It was part of a strong defensive effort that rattled the rookie QB the entire contest, holding him to 123 passing yards.
The Cowboys started the game by announcing former head coach Jimmy Johnson would be inducted into the team’s Ring of Honor later in the year. It ended with them putting together a 23-point road win in a game where they weren’t executing at their best.
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