MINNEAPOLIS -The Dallas Cowboys defense gave up lots of big plays, lots of yards and lots of points in Sunday’s NFL Week 11 visit to Minnesota.
But they also recorded a win - and maybe revealed a “stud.”
“He’s a stud,” Dallas coach Mike McCarthy said of young safety Donovan Wilson, a play-making positive in the Cowboys’ 31-28 upset win over the Vikings. “I just love the way he plays - always on the football.”
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How did they pull off the win? As the guys discuss, Dallas found a way to match Minnesota play-maker for play-maker, a list of Cowboys that obviously stars Ezekiel Elliott and CeeDee Lamb but also features Wilson, the second-year Texas A&M product who forced a pair of fumbles.
“I feel like it’s just practice habits,” Wilson said. “Every day at practice I’m punching, swinging, trying to get whatever ball I can out. I think that just carried over to the game.”
Said defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence: “If y’all don’t know, that’s our hit man. Keep throwing that bitch across the middle, he gonna keep hitting. Trust me.”
And then there is the big picture: Where does the team stand after 10 games? Is a 3-7 record - the same number of wins that every other team in the NFC East has - a truly positive sign?
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