One reason for all the success is the play of their defense.
The Dallas defense was one of the best units in the NFL in 2021, and they look the same this year.
The Cowboys have only allowed three touchdowns all season, and have held all their opponents under 20 points.
Dallas will need them to be great again in Week 4 and they have a tasty matchup.
Carson Wentz and the Washington Commanders come to town for a division matchup.
Wentz was sacked nine times last week, and now faces the Cowboys who lead the NFL in sacks.
Linebacker Micah Parsons has four sacks on the year and should be ready to hunt against this offense.
Micah Parsons was a man on a mission 😳
— ESPN (@espn) September 27, 2022
Wentz tends to hold onto the ball for too long and that causes him to take unnecessary sacks.
The Cowboys have one of the best pass rushes in the NFL due to elite depth on the defensive line.
DeMarcus Lawrence is coming off of a three-sack game against the Giants.
Also, Dorance Armstrong has come into his own recording three sacks in as many games.
The Cowboys should not settle for simply sacking the quarterback, they need to strip the ball.
They have only forced one fumble this season, and have yet to recover any.
Creating turnovers was one of the best skills for the 2021 Dallas defense and they need to do that more this season.
Cornerback Trevon Digg has already intercepted Wentz twice in a game before.
Similar success this week would be huge for Dallas.
The Cowboys are very familiar with Wentz after all of his seasons with the Eagles.
So they should know what to expect on defense.
While the defense should have a field day against the Commanders.
We should not forget what Cooper Rush has done replacing Prescott as starting QB.
Rush has led the Cowboys to wins in all three of his career starts (once in 2021).
— Sunday Night Football on NBC (@SNFonNBC) October 1, 2022
He got his first win in the division last week at the Giants.
Now, he looks to continue the winning ways against Washington.
Some of the Cowboys’ players have even given him the name “Cooper Clutch.”
For his ability to come through in the late moments of the game.
Rush has led game-winning drives in the fourth quarter of all three career starts.
It is hard to not be impressed with the 28-year-old QB.
The success of Rush has made the injury recovery for Prescott much more bearable.
If they can improve to 3-1 on Sunday, maybe giving Prescott another week off in Week 5 would be wise.
The last thing Dallas needs is for their QB1 to reinjure his thumb in the first game back.
It is not crazy to say that Rush saved the Cowboys’ season.
Things were bleak when the news of the Prescott injury surfaced but Rush has been awesome and he deserves a ton of credit.
Division games in the NFL always mean a little bit more to each team.
So, this Dallas defense and Rush will need to play their best to come away victorious.