Although a lot of key players were absent from the Dallas Cowboys’ Week 8 match against the Chicago Bears on Sunday, one could not tell just by looking at the first drive. Although the offense was without RB Ezekiel Elliott or starting WR Noah Brown, they were able to dissect the Bears defense without Robert Quinn for the first time.
Cowboys had still QB Dak Prescott and RB Tony Pollard. WRs CeeDee lamb and Michael Gallup were also there. TE Dalton Schultz was their offensive line. For Pollard, the line was creating road-grade size lanes to accommodate his 26 yards of ground.
This run, along with Pollard’s 16 through the air, opened Prescott’s play-action to the left side for Prescott’s first touchdown.
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— Jori Epstein (@JoriEpstein) October 30, 2022
This was the first score Prescott had run in since last season’s Week 10 against Atlanta. This was Prescott’s only rushing score for 2021. It was a tradition that used to be part of his game before his terrible injury in 2020.
Prescott started the game with a 4-for-5 pass for 39 yards. Now, the Dallas defense is in control with a 7-1 lead.