What a wild ride it was for the Cowboys this past season, enduring so many ups and downs and twists and turns along the way. For the most part, it was an enjoyable journey for this Cowboys team that found a way to rally from a 3-5 start to win eight of nine games, including a postseason victory over Seattle.
But the season ended painfully in Los Angeles, leaving Cowboys Nation hungry for more.
Before we turn the page completely on this season, let’s go back and recall some of the best moments, players, games and individual plays that made the season so memorable. Let’s also start focusing on the offseason plans and try to see how the Cowboys can take the next step in 2019.
The staff writers of DallasCowboys.com have put together a 10-part series – Under Review – which continues today with the best play of the 2018 season.
Lindsay Draper: Week 14, Cowboys Eagles at AT&T Stadium in one of the most electric atmospheres to date. Ball bounces through the hands of Philadelphia’s Rasul Douglas, into the hands of Amari Cooper for the game winner. Cooper finished the day with three touchdowns and 217 yards on 10 grabs. Just thought the entire play – the concentration it took from Cooper to retrieve the ball mid-air and beat Douglas into the end zone for a touchdown – it’s just all art. Everything Cooper does between the whistle, from start to finish, is beautiful.
Mickey Spagnola: Look no further than Game 13, third-and-7 at the Philadelphia 15, just 2:00 left in a 23-23 overtime game. And under heavy pressure from an Eagles blitz, Dak Prescott throws left to wide receiver Amari Cooper, who manages to grab a pass partially deflected by Eagles cornerback Rasul Douglas and dances into the end zone for the game-winning and -ending touchdown, his 10th catch, for his 217th yard receiving and his third touchdown. That win gave the Cowboys a sweep of the Super Bowl champs, and basically put the Cowboys in the driver’s seat to win the NFC East that they did.
Bryan Broaddus: My favorite play of the season was the coverage on Alvin Kamara which resulted in a Drew Brees interception that sealed the Saints game. Kamara came into the game as one of the most dangerous weapons in the league and Jourdan Lewis did a heck of a job shadowing him the entire night. The pressure forced Brees to make a poor throw and Lewis was right there to make an athletic play. Kris Richard and Rod Marinelli had a great plan and the seldom-used Lewis delivered in a big way.