After an embarrassing loss to the Arizona Cardinals one week ago, the Dallas Cowboys bounced back by thumping the New England Patriots and spoiling the return of Ezekiel Elliott to AT&T Stadium.

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What a difference a week makes.

The Cowboys did not resemble the team that, one week ago, let the Cardinals gash them for over 180 yards rushing in the first half. Instead, the Patriots only had 54 total rushing yards the entire game. Making his first return to AT&T Stadium since the Cowboys released him, Ezekiel Elliott only managed 16 yards on six carries.

To say our defense was clicking on all cylinders might be an understatement. We absolutely destroyed the Patriots by not only stopping the run but scoring a few times with DaRon Bland's pick-six and Leighton Vander Esch's fumble recovery for a touchdown.

By the way, DaRon Bland now has seven interceptions in his last 10 games and the most interceptions by anyone since the start of the 2022 season. That's insane. I think that dude's special.

I smile super big while saying this as well: the 38-3 score was the worst loss for Patriots head coach Bill Belichick...ever.

Of course, not everything was perfect in the win for the Cowboys. Offensively, we're still not that good. It seems we can move the ball up and down the field with no problem, but once we get past the 20, it's like they forget how to execute plays. We gotta work on that.

All in all, it is nice to have another one in the win column. But, Dallas will face a huge test next week when they travel to California to take on the red-hot San Francisco 49ers, who have knocked out the Cowboys the past few times they've met.

If we can get past the '9ers, this may actually be our year.

LOOK: Cowboys Pound Patriots

Gallery Credit: Chaz

 

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