The Dallas Cowboys showed true football character against the Minnesota Vikings Sunday night. Going into the game without their MVP candidate Dak Prescott, the Cowboys lost all-world left tackle Tyron Smith as well. In previous years, a game like that spelled doom for Dallas. Look no further than when Chaz Green allowed Adrian Clayborne six sacks in a 27-7 loss. This game was a far departure from those times.
The team played well as a whole, playing complementary football and giving themselves a chance in the end. One of the main themes of the season has been that Dallas has been able to overcome injury after injury and keep the machine running. That was put to the ultimate test against Minnesota, as they had to suit up without their franchise quarterback. They proved yet another point given the opportunity. It wasn’t all pretty, but through trial and tribulation, lessons can be learned.