The Cowboys have been better against the big play than you may think.
You probably didn't know this, but last year the Cowboys had the number one defense in the NFL. At least in terms of passing yards allowed per completion (10.1 yards).
At the same time, they also were ranked dead last (tied with Tampa) in the league with the most pass completions allowed (371).
So much for that No. 1 defense, right?
Depending on your outlook for 2018, you'll likely dismiss one of these stats and accept the other. Cherry-picking your stats to make your point about the Cowboys defense isn’t hard. In fact, it’s quite easy, because the 2017 Cowboys defense was ranked all over the place. Some examples: