All of McCarthy’s men beat long odds

Arlington, Texas – How do they have apples?

  • No Duck.
  • not Gallup.
  • Neither Tyrone nor Conor McGovern.
  • Not Jayron Kearse.
  • no bash.
  • There are no wins, be it one game in the 2022 season.
  • No landing.
  • Do not penetrate the red zone.
  • against all enemies.
  • Not a problem.
  • Cowboys 20, Bengals 17 in game 2.
  • Sometimes it goes like this, with apologies for the 1960s TV show Candide Camera: “When Don’t expect itYou’ve been elected, you’re the star today. “
  • Meet Cooper Rush.
  • Meet Noah Brown.
  • Meet Brett Maher.
  • Meet Tyler Smith, Matt Farniuk, and Terence Steele.
  • Meet Sam Williams.
  • Meet Jake Ferguson.
  • Meet Dorence Armstrong.
  • Meet Anthony Barr and Dante Fowler Jr.
  • Meet Brian Unger.
  • Meet KaVontae Turpin, the youngest cowboy ever.
  • Talk about all of McCarthy’s men.

Hey, expect the likes of Micah Parsons, Sidi Lamb, Ezequiel Elliott, Tony Pollard, Leighton Vander Esch, DeMarcus Lawrence, Zach Martin, Travon Diggs and Anthony Brown to take on the brunt.

But for the Cowboys to beat the AFC title defenders, they keep Joe Burrow with just 17 points, to give up just one touchdown – only second in two games – to stop the Bengals now 0-2 in a three-game and – out with 1 :09 From left in game 17-17, then drive 33 yards to Cincinnati 32 to set up a game-winning 50-yard field goal, the Cowboys needed each of the 45 players on this 48-player roster of the day to play and probably most fans The 92,944 fans lined up at AT&T Stadium to overcome the huge odds that have piled up against them.

“Nothing can beat a win, there’s nothing like celebrating in the locker room,” Mike McCarthy said after the Cowboys tied their record after two games with the undefeated Giants (2-0) next Monday night in the Meadowlands. . “There is nothing like the joy on the faces of the players, the coaches, the assistant staff and everyone else.

“Yes, there is no such thing as winning.”

As was pointed out on Friday, the Cowboys were definitely expanding the outer limits of the “next man.” Yes my friend, but the next day men So he came to the rescue of the cowboy in time.

What a bout with a deft kicker not only running the game winner from 50 yards, the third winner in his short career, but earlier in the game making 54 yards as well. Believing this man was not on the Cowboys list until August 9 and was not announced the winner of the various kicking competitions until August 23 when the Cowboys fired Lirim Hajrullahu and Maher was the last man standing.

Give this guy the game ball.

How ’bout Coop, the reserve quarterback who started his second game in the NFL in place of the injured Dak Prescott, who by the way was seen running on the field to warm up before the game with the quarterbacks, and with a protective cap on his surgically repaired right hand Really hand in hand football. All Rush did was a full 19 of 31 passes for 235 yards, and one pass from 9 yards to Brown, only the fourth player in club history to win his first two non-strike games.

Importantly, with those 57 seconds remaining and standing on his 35-yard streak—thanks to rookie Turbine’s nearly 14-yard kick back—Cope completed three of his three passes for 30 yards before hitting the ball with three seconds remaining. at 32. Why, he also led the Cowboys to the first two touchdowns of the season in the first two installments of the game, something the Cowboys hadn’t done in the previous 43 games, back in Week 7 of 2019.

And in typical Rush fashion, in victory glory, all he said was, “Winning an NFL game is a lot of fun.”

come on man. But that’s why he has the composure to do what he does.

Then there is Brown, for five seasons but a special reception/team player who seems to always deal with injuries. Well, how about five career-high 91-yard catches, and a 9-yard TD acrobatic catch, the first of his career.

Then there’s the Lamb, seven caught for 75 yards, two of them for 18 yards on the award-winning trail. And this was the man who was saddened by the two of his catches in the opening debut as the No. 1 receiver.

Led by an Ezekiel Elliott-Tony Pollard combo of 96 yards, the team that couldn’t run across the street in game one earned 107 in that game, and Pollard scored the first Cowboys touchdown of the season on a 1-yard dive after jetting for a distance 46 yards on what became a front course from Rush.

None of this would have been possible without the good performance through an attacking streak that included rookie Tyler Smith in the left tackle to make his second start in the NFL and Matt Varniuk in the left guard to start his first NFL championship after only 23 shots in the rookie last year season. Rush was sacked but once and hit but five times.

“They did a good job,” Rush said, watching from his ringside seat in his second career winning as many matches. “We really ran the rock.”

And now, for the knockout blow, how bout this defense. Yes, the one who has kept both opponents now under 20 points (19 and 17), only two touchdowns – one per game against two of the NFL’s top quarterbacks – and this powerful attack for the Bengals from just 254 yards. That matches the Cowboys’ lowest number of touchdowns in the first two games of the season since 1996.

McCarthy was right. The Cowboys needed to play supplemental soccer, play their defense, and one harassed Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow in six sacks and hit him 9 more times, causing Burrow, who has now been sacked 13 times in two games after being brutally treated 70 times. In the past season (including the playoffs) to admit, “They have a great rush. I would say two or three of the best strikers in the league. They have DeMarcus Lawrence and Micah … They’re really good defense. Good secondary, good rushing. Not our day.” this “.

That’s because Parsons was spending a field day outside to terrorize those Cincinnati intrusions, especially former Cowboys player Lyle Collins, who showed why Dallas let him go off-season in favor of starting Steele. Parsons Kessen, now in back-to-back games, finished with four tackles, two for losses and five quarterback hits.

He was coming from every direction, making the Bengals play “find Waldo” when it came to No. 11, whose 17 sacks in his first 18 games was the most in NFL history since sacks became an official stat in 1982 Then he threw Armstrong’s first multi-sack game in his career (two), Case Fowler, six tackles by Lawrence, eight from Donovan Wilson played all seventy defensive shots safely with Keirs out, then seven tackles, a sack, a TFL, a QB hit and a pass defended from Vander Esch, and has continued to turn back the clock on his rookie year.

To the defensive end rookie Williams had a TFL, dropping Sensei running back Joe Mixon (19 holds, 57 yards) for a 2-yard loss. And don’t forget Anger’s booming shots, four inside 20, one of those hitting the video board high above that replay you couldn’t detect.

Oh, and welcome to Dallas, Anthony Barr – six handlers, one TFL and a full hazard out there.

Additionally, Travon Diggs, Anthony Brown, Jordan Lewis, Malik Hooker and Wilson grabbed the normally unstoppable Ja’Marr Chase with five catches for 54 yards, his 17th longest. Boyd gained at the Bengals’ 16-yard line, putting him on only one yard, and forcing Cincinnati back to Turpin with 1:09 left to set up a game-winning drive.

And you know what? If it hadn’t been for the personal foul on Barr of roughing up on Burrow late in third and eighth after a 3-yard run, the Bengals wouldn’t have kicked the first field goal from 43 yards. The second field goal came complementing novice neutral zone violation Devin Harper with the Bengals in fourth and fourth, 5 yards out where Sensei was able to continue that lead into the third quarter.

Oh, and had it not been for Dalton Schultz’s loss in the 26 Bengals, this game might not have come down to those final seconds had the Cowboys scored on that possession when they first picked up.

And then here it is, a rough recap of the Cowboys who need this Sports Village to survive at least their first four games without Duck, second of many without Tyrone Smith, second without Gallup, and first of few without McGovern And Kers. And the first of four without Basham (IR).

“I actually went to church yesterday,” Parsons began. “The churchman said, ‘You have to go through exams to get your degree.’ When I heard that, I was like, ‘Wow, we’re going through all these injuries… Sometimes you have to go through some things before you get to where you want to go. .

“Right now, we’re still going through the storm. But while we’re going through the storm, there will be light at the end of the tunnel. I think that’s where we’re headed.”

With all McCarthy’s men on board.