Bills Shut Down Dallas at Home

America's team took a trip to Buffalo this past weekend and got taken for a ride after getting thrashed in a 31-10 loss. Dak Prescott and company took the foot off the gas offensively and just couldn't get a consistent groove going. While Buffalo's star Quarterback, Josh Allen, didn't light up the box score, his offense dominated Dallas's defense from beginning to finish. 

Starting with the star of this game, Running back James Cook took matters into his own hands and destroyed Dallas on the ground. Cook gashed the Cowboy defense for 179 yards and a touchdown on the ground on 25 carries. While also being second on the team in receiving with two catches, 42 yards, and a touchdown. Cook, the younger brother to fellow RB Dalvin, dominated in the air and on the ground, giving Buffalo steady control of the clock for most of the game. Josh Allen didn't have to carry as much of the load offensively with this type of output, as he completed 7/15 passes for only 94 yards and a touchdown. Allen mentioned feeling like a " student who did nothing on the group project but got an A." That is a fairly accurate statement, as Buffalo earned that grade this week. 

Prescott and the Dallas offense struggled to get anything going with the amount of pressure the Bills could muster. Buffalo sacked Dak 3 times and registered seven hits in total. The Bills' backend also played great in this game, as they had seven pass breakups on the day, consistently making it difficult for WR Ceedee Lamb to get going. Tony Pollard efficiently ran the ball but didn't get many attempts to make an impact, as he only carried the ball 11 times for 53 yards. 

Defensively, this has to be the worst showing we have seen from Dallas's defense so far this season. They could not stop the run when they knew it was coming, and they let Josh Allen have the easiest day he has had in a long time. Stopping the run was a big issue for Dallas's defense last season, and they hoped first-round selection DT Mazi Smith out of Michigan would help fill that hole. Smith has struggled this season and hasn't made nearly as much of an impact as the people in Jerry World hoped. 

Dallas will look to rebound against a good Miami team next week, and they will indeed be tested again on the ground. For Buffalo, they head to LA to face the Chargers, hoping to keep their season alive. With both teams needing a win for playoff implications, next week should provide us with some thrilling matchups.