The Dallas Cowboys handed the Carolina Panthers their first loss of the season Sunday afternoon, taking down the NFC South leaders by a score of 36-28. The Cowboys were down by a point at halftime before pulling away by outscoring the Panthers 20-0 in the third quarter.
Coming off a short week and playing against a team that had four extra days rest after playing on a Thursday night, the Cowboys started off sluggish on defense. However, Dan Quinn’s group looked like a different unit in the final 30 minutes and helped the Cowboys get to 3-1 on the young season. The juxtaposition puts Mike McCarthy and the staff in the position to once again celebrate a victory but also have plenty of coaching points to harp on during the next week of practice.
Here is the good, the bad and the ugly from the Cowboys in their Week 4 win.