The Cowboys defense got off to a good start three games into the season. The Cowboys have won two in a row and can do three in a row against the Commanders this week.
Former Cowboys wide receiver Jesse Holley was a guest on the latest Hogs Haven podcast. Holley covers Dallas for various media; he’s gone into buy-sell mode with the 2022 Cowboys. The Cowboys’ defense is exceptional and, according to him, is probably the best in the NFL.
“I buy that we have probably the best defense in the National Football League,” Holley said of what he buys watching the Cowboys. “I’m definitely buying that we’ve got probably the best defensive player in the National Football League. I’m buying Dan Quinn as Defensive Coordinator and Defensive Coordinator of the Year so far. I’m buying Micah Parsons, every bit stock; no matter the cost; I’m buying Micah Parsons.”
According to Holley, Parsons is special; the defense goes as it goes. “Defensively, this is one of those games where you almost lick your chops. This game is a game of pad-stating if done right. The Cowboys lead the league right now in sacks; guess what? team also leads the league in dropping sacks – Washington Commanders.”
I agree that Parsons is outstanding; Quinn has done a great job creating shifts for his defense to exploit, and Holley has a record for the Cowboys defense. For one thing, Dallas’ defense has allowed the fewest plays over 20 yards this season with just six. Comparatively, commanders in that same explosive play category are 32nd with 19 plays over 20 yards allowed. So can Turner, Wentz and the offensive line hold up against the Cowboys defense?
Check out the latest podcast episode where I preview the Commanders-Cowboys matchup, giving three keys to a Commanders victory. I also spoke with former Cowboys wide receiver Jesse Holley about the state of the rivalry over the past decade since he’s been involved, the need to know about this Cowboys team, and some insight into what made Tony Romo so good.