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Not everything was going great for the Cowboys on Sunday.
It’s a very satisfying feeling to start the season 1-0 after a convincing win over the New York Giants. There are a lot of happy thoughts floating around Cowboys Nation, and most of them are centered around the new and improved offense. Yesterday, we talked about how spectacular they were, and how if this becomes the new normal, then big things are coming for this Cowboys football team.
As great as things were on offense, things weren’t so magical defensively. Granted, they only allowed 17 points, which is under their 20 point average (ranked sixth) from a year ago, but they also surrendered 474 yards to a middle-of-the-road offense. That’s not ideal. This game marks the largest amount of yards the defense has given up since the 28-6 Thanksgiving blowout at the hands of the Los Angeles Chargers in 2017, where Phillip Rivers went off for 434 yards passing. The Cowboys defense gave up a total of 515 yards that day.