Tweetcap: Cowboys offense hangs 40 on Jaguars’ top-ranked defense in big win Not sure anyone could have predicted what happened at AT&T Stadium today after the storyline coming in was that it would be a low-scoring affair. Who would have thought the Cowboys offense Tavon Austin Jersey
, averaging less than 20 points per game would put up 40 on one of the NFL’s best defenses? Well, nobody would have taken that bet.What do you think Steve Smith Sr.?It all started with a pregame visit from Conor McGregor, who was seen hyping up the Cowboys right before kickoff:The Cowboys won the toss and deferred which put the Jaguars on the field first with Blake Bortles at quarterback. Just like that, the Jaguars were in and out as Dede Westbrook is tackled in the open field on 3rd and 3.To their credit, the Cowboys offense came out attacking Jacksonville, trying to dictate the pace of the game. Dak Prescott converts a 3rd and 9 here to Michael Gallup:Prescott would end up getting sacked on third down by Calais Campbell as the Cowboys settled for a field goal:The Cowboys welcomed back Maliek Collins and David Irving to the defensive line. It was a brief introduction for the Jaguars offense and Irving who registered a QB hit on his first play.On the Cowboys next possession, disaster tried to make an appearance but lady luck was with Dak Prescott. Getting the quarterback on the move would become a theme in this game. In the red zone, Dak looks for Gallup again on what was thought to be his first career touchdown catch, sadly it wasn’t so:They would take the touchdown from Gallup but the Cowboys were determined to make good on this red zone trip. After many weeks of settling for field goals, Dak had enough:Jaguars had the ball to start the second quarter and that’s when Blake Bortles was introduced to Maliek Collins, big man coming at you Jaguars!Cowboys Quick Trip: A tale of the Cowboys next offense possession in three tweets!A little bit of Dak...2. A nice helping of Zeke...3. Don’t forget that no meal is complete without sauce!Nine plays, 84 yards, five minutes off the clock in the second quarter, Cowboys up 17-0.Bortles and his Jaguars offense has a chance to get something done before the half but two “Hot Boyz” ruined it within seconds Dorance Armstrong Jr. Jersey
, SACKED!Right before the half, just when it looks like the Jaguars will get the Cowboys off the field for the punt:A few plays later, we have some controversy, 4th and 1, in Jaguars territory, coach?With just a minute and some change on the clock, Dak finds Cole Beasley for a huge 18-yard gain at the Jaguars 12-yard line:Just a few moments later, Jalen Ramsey doesn’t want none...SAUCED!We’re at halftime with the Cowboys putting it on the Jags, 24-0:In the third quarter, the Cowboys offense starts out really slow and punts it back twice to the Jaguars, who finally put points on the board:Dak Prescott tries to get Allen Hurns involved against his old team but he didn’t come to play in this one:Brett Maher drills another field goal to give the Cowboys a 27-7 lead!Blake Bortles trots back out but he went and tried to test the G.O.A.T.! If Bortles wants to throw into triple coverage, Jeff Heath will oblige him!Cowboys can’t get the ball in the end zone but more damage is done after Brett Maher nails his third field goal, Cowboys up 30-7:This one gets uglier for the Jaguars as Jaylon Smith forces the fumble and Jourdan Lewis recovers it:It’s about that time, isn’t it? Ezekiel Elliott busts one for 21-yards to set up this exclamation point right here:That feeling when you see exactly why Ezekiel Elliott was drafted ahead of you:Jaguars offense can’t get anything going in the fourth quarter Dalton Schultz Color Rush Jersey
, the Cowboys have the ball and Cole Beasley breaks the curse with this catch:Cole Beasley becomes the first Cowboys wide receiver to reach 100-yards in a game since Terrance Williams did so in week nine of last year:Cowboys facing another 4th and 1? Why not? Ezekiel Elliott converts but eventually it is left up to Brett Maher:That’s all she wrote, the Cowboys put the boots to a defense that many thought would shut out this offense. Well, those not-named Xavier Woods:The Cowboys were so good today that they left Jalen Ramsey with short-term memory loss!As good as that victory was, it came at home, Ezekiel Elliott wants the Cowboys to show this type of game on the road: An old interview sheds a comical light on the coach."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Dallas Cowboys NewsDallas Cowboys GeneralGetting to know linebackers coach Ben Bloom a bit betterNew,17commentsAn old interview sheds a comical light on the coach.CDTShareTweetShareShareGetting to know linebackers coach Ben Bloom a bit betterMatthew Emmons-USA TODAY SportsBen Bloom is entering his ninth year with the Dallas Cowboys, but only his second year as a position coach. He was elevated to linebackers coach last year when Matt Eberflus left to coordinate the defense in Indianapolis. Despite being a relative newcomer with little experience, as we broke down last year, Bloom made a name for himself in the way both Jaylon Smith and rookie Leighton Vander Esch surpassed expectations. In fact, it was the linebackers on this Dallas defense that made them a top ten unit last year, as well as the fifth-best run defense. While there were bigger names like DeMarcus Lawrence and Byron Jones, both of whom enjoyed spectacular seasons in their own right, it was Bloom’s linebacker corps that ultimately stole the show. While there’s only so much we have been able to learn about Bloom thus far, an old interview with him has recently resurfaced thanks to Bobby Belt using it to prove that Bloom is an awesome interview. The full interview is from 2004 https://www.dallascowboysfanshop.com/Mi ... lup-Jersey
, when Bloom was playing center at Tufts University, where his coaching career began as a graduate assistant in 2005. The interview contains a lot of gems that help us get to know Bloom better, including that he went by Benny at the time. Perhaps the best tidbit of information here is the nickname that Bloom lists for himself: the Bleu Cheese Bodybag. I’m not really sure what that’s supposed to mean, but it certainly has a nice ring to it. One of the more interesting parts of the interview is how there are hints that Bloom, a senior offensive lineman at the time, was destined to be a coach. In his free time, Bloom played a lot of Madden and apparently spent a lot of his focus there on drawing up the perfect hot routes. Bloom was once spotted teaching blocking techniques to the school cook. He also lobbied for his coach to use a play that Bloom drew up that allowed the center - so, Bloom - to check in as eligible and score a touchdown. It didn’t happen, but he at least tried. But it’s the last two questions of the interview that really highlight the fun personality of the Cowboys’ linebackers coach:Bloom certainly seems like a great guy to get a beer with, and that kind of appeal could be what has made him so successful as a coach at this early stage of his career. Players are more likely to listen to coaches they like, and with a personality like this, how can you not like Bloom? Here’s hoping that his second season coaching the likes of the Predator and the Wolf Hunter turns out as good as the first.