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Ravens vs. Cowboys Final: Four Winners & Six Losers

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A hard fought battle by the Baltimore Ravens, but the squad couldn’t seal the deal. This is the #1 team in the league they are playing, but it sure is frustrating when you lose such an opportunity. In the end they fall, 17-27.

Winners:

Steve Smith Sr. - A fantastic 999th catch, followed with number 1,000 later on! No doubt in my mind this man is a Hall of Famer. Smitty also scored a touchdown on eight catches for 99 yards.

Terrance West - Eight rushing attempts for 42 yards and a touchdown. A great touchdown at that. Still producing, and we’re loving it. West averaged 5.3 yards per rush.

Kenneth Dixon - The rookie working hard to break through. Six attempts and 40 yards. Dixon made some critical third down rushes, also averaging 6.7 yards per rush.

Sam Koch - Great punts, longest being 80 yards. Koch did his best by pinning the Cowboys in the 20 three times.

Losers:

Coaches - Another game with an unrealistic amount of penalties. When will the Ravens get on track with discipline.

Za’Darius Smith - An expected break-out player this year with another lackluster showing. Beat multiple times on containment, allowing Ezekiel Elliott to rip multiple big yards. Need the big linebacker to either stop the run or rush the passer. Doing neither isn’t helping.

Tavon Young - Started well, but finished the game in an ugly fashion. He’ll be on the Zeke highlight reel forever, and Dez Bryant bullied him into the endzone later on. Top it all off with a minor injury.

Shareece Wright - Dez Bryant. That is all.

Jeremy Zuttah - An absolutely ugly game. Three terrible penalties. These penalties killed drives the Ravens could have scored. The Ravens need points, and these penalties ruin opportunities.

Devin Hester - Still haven’t seen anything from him. He only sometimes catches punts, and kneels almost all kicks. Ravens need a new special teams return man.