Typically revenge is a dish greatest served chilly and generally, it is a dish greatest served with a aspect of Cincinnati chili. In his first recreation again to Cincinnati since being let go by the Bengals, Andy Dalton helped propel the Cowboys to a 30-7 win in opposition to the overmatched Bengals.
Though this was billed as Dalton’ revenge recreation, Dalton did not really need to do any of the soiled work and that is as a result of the Cowboys protection bought revenge on the Bengals for him.
The Cowboys compelled a turnover on every of Cincinnati’s first three possessions and that was an enormous cause Dallas was in a position to roll to the win. The largest play of the sport got here on Cincinnati’s second possession when Bengals operating again Trayveon Williams misplaced the soccer on a butt-fumble! Not solely was there a butt-fumble, however Aldon Smith ended up choosing up the ball and operating 78 yards for a landing to present Dallas an early 10-0 lead.
The truth that the Cowboys recovered a 3 fumbles on this recreation was a minor miracle when you think about that that they had solely recovered a complete of six fumbles of their first 12 video games of the yr. Going into Week 14, the Cowboys have been on tempo to have one of many worst defenses in NFL historical past, however apparently all they wanted to do to sort things was play the Bengals.
With the Cowboys enjoying so effectively, they did not want a lot assist from Dalton, however he determined to supply some anyway. The previous Bengals quarterback bought the final snigger on his outdated staff when he hit Amari Cooper with an ideal strike for an 11-yard rating within the second quarter.
Total, Dalton threw for 185 yards and two touchdowns.
The Cowboys nonetheless aren’t a great staff, however the excellent news for them is that you do not have to be good to win the NFC East. Though they’re two video games behind Washington within the NFC East, the Cowboys do have one small benefit on their aspect over the ultimate three weeks of the season: They’ve the simplest remaining schedule of any staff within the division. Numerous loopy issues have occurred in 2020 and though it feels just like the Cowboys are out of the race, let’s not utterly shut the door on them simply but.
Alright, let’s get to the grades for each recreation from Week 14. If you happen to’re on the lookout for a deeper dive on the Patriots-Rams recreation that was performed Thursday, make sure to click on right here.
Dallas 30-7 over Cincinnati
Chicago 36-7 over Houston
Denver 32-27 over Carolina
Tennessee 31-10 over Jacksonville
Arizona 26-7 over N.Y. Giants
Cardinals-Giants grades by Patrik Walker (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)
Tampa Bay 26-14 over Minnesota
Vikings-Buccaneers grades by Tyler Sullivan (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)
Kansas Metropolis 33-27 over Miami
Chiefs-Dolphins grades by Bryan DeArdo (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)
Seattle 40-3 over N.Y. Jets
Inexperienced Bay 31-24 over Detroit
L.A. Chargers 20-17 over Atlanta
Washington 23-15 over San Francisco
Washington-49ers grades by Jordan Dajani (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)
Philadelphia 24-21 over New Orleans
Saints-Eagles grades by Jeff Kerr (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)
Indianapolis 44-27 over Las Vegas
Colts-Raiders grades by Josh Edwards (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)
Buffalo 26-15 over Pittsburgh
Steelers-Payments grades by Cody Benjamin (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)