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Ranking the Cowboys games Weeks 1-6

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Ranking the Cowboys games Weeks 1-6


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The Dallas Cowboys are coming off of their bye week having a record of 5-1. Each game has been exciting to watch in its own way. From the walk-off victory in New England to the beatdowns given to division rivals, the 2021 season for the Cowboys has been nothing but fireworks. The main storylines of the year so far include quarterback Dak Prescott’s dominance, the defense looking respectable again, and the emergence of cornerback Travon Diggs.

Here are the Dallas Cowboys games ranked from least to most exciting so far this season.

#6: Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles (Week 3)

In most years, this game would be towards the top. Division games, especially against the Philadelphia Eagles, tend to be more back and forth. However, in the previous two meetings against the Eagles, it has been a lop-sided victory in Dallas’s favor.

In Week 16 of 2020, the Cowboys beat the Eagles 37-17. In Week 3 of this season, the Cowboys handled business, ending in a 41-21 smackdown.

Running back Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 95 yards and two touchdowns while Dak Prescott threw for 238 yards and three touchdowns. This game was also where Trevon Diggs had his first pick-six, and the defense was flying all over the field.

When the Cowboys beat up on the Eagles, it is fun to watch as a fan, but the game seemed to be over before halftime when Dallas was up 20-7. I could not find myself at the edge of my seat the whole game like some other games.

It was still fun to watch, but unfortunately, one of these six games has to be at the bottom of the list, and it was Week 3 against the Eagles.

#5: Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants (Week 5)

There were many headlines to focus on before the game. None were more significant than Prescott returning to the same game, time, and field where he suffered his season-ending ankle injury in 2020.

In Week 5 of 2020, safety Logan Ryan awkwardly tackled Prescott, and he suffered a compound fracture in his right ankle. All offseason, the spotlight was on the right ankle to see how it would hold up.

Prescott was already the talk of the MVP conversation for the previous four weeks, but it seemed like he had one final test to pass. He did so with flying colors. Prescott finished the game with 302 yards passing and three touchdowns.

It was not pretty to start, but Dallas overcame their mental mistakes to dominate the Giants, winning 44-20. If not for all of the injuries happening to New York, this game could have been more competitive. Week 5 allowed Prescott to exercise his demons of 2020 and show the league he is one of the top playmakers of 2021.

Dallas Cowboys Star Ratings: Ranking the Cowboys games Weeks 1-6