Sunday night’s game between Dallas Cowboys and the Atlanta Falcons will go down as one of the most thrilling football clashes in the last five years. Both teams suffered a loss in their respective opening week encounters. Hence, they entered this duel with a point to prove of their own.
The Falcons had the early momentum and raced off to a 19-point lead at the halfway stage. When all seemed finished, the Cowboys stepped up the ante in the second half to steal an unlikely win at the very death.
A combined effort from quarterback Dak Prescott, WRs Michael Gallup, CeeDee Lamb, and Amari Cooper, and running back Ezekiel Elliott propelled the Cowboys to their first win of the season. Possibly their most important win too.
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A win like this serves as a major morale booster for the entire team. Hence, this might just give Mike McCarthy’s boys that winning edge that they need to make the playoffs this season.
Ezekiel Elliott proud of his teammates after Dallas Cowboys thrilling comeback win
Seasoned NFL star Ezekiel Elliott was visibly exhausted at the post-game presser. He put in a disciplined performance last night to help his team secure a much-needed win. Elliott had 22 carries and rushed for 89 yards with one rushing TD to his name against the Falcons. Here’s what he said after the game.
Ezekiel Elliott: “We weren’t supposed to win that game. It’s a testament to the type of guys we have in this locker room. We got it done.”
What’s it like in the locker room right now?
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) September 20, 2020
“We weren’t supposed to win that game. It’s a testament to the type of guys we have in this locker room. We got it done. It’s crazy.”
“It almost felt unreal. For us to persevere with that bad of a start, that’s kind of unbelievable,” Elliott said as per The Athletic correspondent Jon Machota.
No stopping him 🚜💪 @EzekielElliott
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Here’s what coach Mike McCarthy said after securing his first win as Cowboys coach.
“This is a big moment to build off. We found out a lot about ourselves today. I can’t tell you how proud I am of our players,” McCarthy said at the post-game presser.
Elliott and Co. don’t have time to rest as they go up against Russell Wilson‘s Seattle Seahawks next week. Pete Carroll’s side is like a well-oiled machine and will pose a major challenge for the Cowboys.
Following that game, the Cowboys host Baker Mayfield’s Cleveland Browns on home soil. Can Dak Prescott lead the Dallas-based franchise to the playoffs this year? Time will tell.