The Dallas Cowboys are not holding anything back, when it comes to closing out this 2017 football season.
On Thursday night, we finally saw the desperation in this football team. No one on this roster, especially on the defensive side of the ball, is above being benched. If the team is better with that player on the sideline, or with someone else in the game, the Cowboys will make the move moving forward.
On Thursday night, the Cowboys did just that, especially in the secondary. Dallas used many different combinations in the secondary to get the job done against the Washington Redskins.
In a must win game, the Cowboys found the right combinations most of the night. That will have to happen in the remaining four games, as the team will need to win out to close the year. The Cowboys will also need to get additional help from other teams to make the playoffs, but this is a step in the right direction.
One player that may have earned some extra snaps moving forward is second year safety, Kevon Frazier. The physical safety came in to start the second half for Byron Jones and had an immediate impact.
Jones has struggled this season, and Thursday was no different!
With the quick pull that this coaching staff did against the Redskins, it shows that they are taking these last handful of games like they should have the previous three or four games. There are no more errors left for this football team moving forward, therefore, every game will be must win.
Frazier said that he has been waiting patiently, but it’s been a long time coming (via SportsDay).
“I’ve been waiting on that all year, and now’s the time,” said Frazier, whose six tackles were second only to linebacker Anthony Hitchens’ 15. “I think I showed what I can do on the defensive side of the field. I showed that I can come in and lay down the wood. Our defense is based on that, and I do believe it ignites the crowd and everybody feeds on that.”
Good dub! It’s a new ENFORCER in town ! 💥
— Kavon Frazier (@Kay_BlackSimba) December 1, 2017
If you keep Kavon Frazier near the LOS, he can be an effective player. pic.twitter.com/D2yrwgFc76
— Marcus Mosher (@Marcus_Mosher) December 1, 2017
Frazier may have had the impact that he needed to move into the starting unit. If nothing else, he showed that he must be near the top of that defensive rotation moving forward.
Who impressed you the most on Thursday night on defense?