This Dallas Cowboys team is truly built differently than its predecessors. Following the loss to Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 1, the majority of the fanbase were more excited than disappointed. The team played competitively and had a chance to win without their best player in Zack Martin and after a ton of self-inflected mistakes.
Six games in, that mindset is now flipped on its head. The team, and their fans, expect to find ways to win close games like these now. Multiple penalties at the wrong times, poor red-zone play, a missed field goal to tie late in the fourth quarter, or a one-play 75 yard TD right after a Pick-6… in the past those scenarios have wrecked Dallas’ mental stability and folded their chances. Against the New England Patriots, in Foxboro no less, it was nothing.
Quarterback Dak Prescott is playing like one of those top tier guys who allow their team to believe they will be victorious each week. Prescott and offensive coordinator Kellen Moore have outscored their opponents 114-69 following their now customary halftime adjustments. That’s including 25-15 over possibly the greatest coach in NFL history. Learning from the experience of playing a legend like Bill Belichick is not only easy, but necessary, and here are some things that have been picked up.