The Dallas Cowboys are in the process of regaining some of their lost ground from a disastrous season in which they went 6-10 and lost to the Carolina Panthers in the NFC Championship Game.
That was the first time in franchise history that the Cowboys lost three straight games and their loss to the Cowboys in overtime in the 2017 NFC Championship game was the only time that the Panthers lost consecutive games in the same season.
The Cowboys are now 0-3 in their last 10 regular-season games.
They were 6-9 in 2016, the season after their bye week and in the midst of a playoff run that ended in an 11-win season.
However, they now have a new coach, Sean McVay, and have added some offensive talent along the offensive line.
They are a top-five offense and are now 2-0 in the division and have beaten the Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears, and Cincinnati Bengals.
They have also been among the top scoring teams in the NFL, averaging over 500 yards per game.
The biggest news from the game came on a 3rd-and-11 play when the Cowboys converted a fourth-and -15 situation and scored a touchdown.
The Panthers did not score until the 1:08 mark of the fourth quarter when the defense forced a three-and_out by holding it to just one yard.
The defense’s ability to stop the run, especially from the outside, was crucial to the defense’s success, as it allowed just four total sacks on the season, the fewest in the league.
However the Panthers ran for only 38 yards on the day.
On offense, the Cowboys have been able to create scoring opportunities for themselves through running the ball and through the air.
Their offensive line has been a strength, as they rank third in the AFL in rushing yardage and seventh in total yards gained.
They lead the league in rushing touchdowns with five and are fifth in scoring points per game with 39.6 points per contest.
This week’s opponent, the Washington Redskins, is also a good team to watch.
They will be coming off of their bye, and they will have the third-ranked defense in the entire league.
Washington has allowed just one touchdown in four games this season and is second in the AFC South at 8-1.
The Redskins have won their past two games and are coming off a win over the Chicago Bears.
There will be a lot of drama in Week 11.
The two teams have met in the playoffs each of the last two seasons and this will be the third time in the last four years that both teams have reached the Super Bowl.