That’s better. No, it was not always pretty. But it was solid. And it was tough. And it was rejuvenating, and should restore some reassurance and confidence heading into the Cowboys’ “mini-bye.”
In a hostile house, and without their head coach and five assistants, Dallas dominated the fourth quarter, intercepting Taysom Hill three times in the final six and half minutes to finish with four picks on the night. Four interceptions by four different defenders, including a game-sealing Pick-6 by DL Carlos Watkins.
CeeDee Lamb was back in a big way. Tony Pollard gave Saints’ DB Marcus Williams a geometry lesson.
Micah Parsons not only wrapped up Taysom Hill for a sack, he wrapped up (not that there was a doubt) NFC Defensive Rookie of the Year honors, and he might even make the first-team All-Pro roster. I’m not kidding.
And they did all that wearing those ugly-ass, Walmart looking, dingy blue jerseys. Impressive.
In the Apollo Program, if the capsule was right-side-up in the water after splashdown and not listing wildly in the waves, the craft was said to be in “Stable-One” position.
The Cowboys left New Orleans in Stable One.
Now there’s time to get rested and restored before another scheduled liftoff Dec. 12 against the WFT.