5 Most Important Cowboys Through Week 3
The Dallas Cowboys just picked up their first win of the season with a convincing 27-13 victory over the Houston Texans. Dallas was starring an 0-3 start right in the face, they turned in an all around great performance from both the offense and defense.
The Cowboys head into their bye week on a high and it comes just at the right time. In the last 2 weeks tight end Jason Witten got banged up, these two weeks give him some extra time to recover. They also lost starting right guard Kyle Koiser, he too should be back and healthy for week 5 after a long break.
5. Roy Williams
This might come to a surprise to some people because of all the negative things he has had to endure the last three years, but he has shown up so far this year. Williams is the guy that if no one remembers caught the would be game winning touchdown week one against the Redskins that was negated due to Alex Barrons holding penalty.
So far this year Roy Williams has 12 receptions for 191 yards. He had his best game as a Cowboy this past weekend with 5 catches for 117 yards and 2 touchdowns. He basically took rookie cornerback Kareem Jackson and showed him what a former Pro Bowl wide out looks like. If not for his performance the Cowboys might not be 1-2, they could easily be 0-3.
4. Dez Bryant
This like the Williams pick might come to shock some people but he has added a new explosive element to an already powerful Dallas lineup. In his second career game he returned a punt for a 62 yard touchdown. He was thrust into playing time from week one and has show signs that he could be a future Pro Bowl.
As far as this season goes he has 14 catches for 158 yards, but his play on special teams is what has made him so valuable to this team three weeks in. As this season progresses I think we will see Dez slowly over take Roy Williams as the teams number two receiver, and as for Romo, he sure seems like he has a lot of trust in this young guy.
3. DeMarcus Ware
This one is a no-brainer, DeMarcus Ware is the best defensive player in the league in my eyes. He should have won the Defensive Player of the Year Award during his 20 sack season, but I am sure that he will won or more during his career. He is the heart and soul of the defense and the Cowboys as a whole.
His week 3 performance against the Texans was him and the rest of the team making a statement. He had 3 sacks and was constantly in the face of Houston quarterback Matt Schaub. Ware will continue to be the best player on this defensive unit and possibly the NFL.
2. Tony Romo
He is the quarterback for Americas Team and has the dating resume of Hugh Hefner (well maybe not that extensive, but possible in a few more years). Romo has been forced to throw the ball around more then he has been used to. Without Romo who knows where this team is right now, but they dont have to worry aout that. He is one of the best signal callers in the NFL and could have a MVP season if things start turning around.
So far this season Romo has already thrown for 940 yards and 4 touchdowns. He does have 2 interceptions but to be fair they weren't really his fault, both came off of tipped passes. Tony is projected to pass for over 5,000 yards which would make him the first Cowboy ever to do that.
1. Doug Free
A lot of people might be wondering who the man in this picture is and the answer is left tackle Doug Free. And why has he been the most important guy for the Cowboys so far, well that is easy he has yet to surrender a sack. In fact the Dallas offensive line has only given up one sack through three games.
Doug Free is a former 4th round pick out of Northern Illinois and he has taken over for longtime Cowboy left tackle Flozell "The Hotel" Adams. Many people questioned Jerry Jones and his decision to let Adams go, but after three weeks his move seems to be that of genius. Free has gone against Julius Peppers, Mario Williams, and Brian Orakpo (not the whole game). He has shut down all three of those guys and been one of the most impressive lineman so far this season.