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Ravens vs. Cowboys final: MVP, Winners & Losers

The losing streak is over

NFL: Dallas Cowboys at Baltimore Ravens Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The Baltimore Ravens (7-4) are back in the win column after taking down the Dallas Cowboys (3-9) with a final score of 34-17.

MVP Lamar Jackson

The good far exceeds the bad. While Jackson threw some ducks, he also went to work throwing two touchdowns and rushing for another. A few plays from tonight’s game will be on Jackson’s career highlight reel, including a raindrop touchdown to Hollywood Brown, as well as waiving off the kicking team on fourth down to then rush for a 37-yard touchdown on 4th & 2.

Winners

Marquise Brown — Back-to-back touchdown games for Hollywood. It appears the kickstart needed was a Trace McSorley touchdown pass last week.

Miles Boykin — With Dez Bryant out, Boykin needed to make some plays. He did so with a wide open 38-yard touchdown reception.

Gus Edwards — A 24-yard rush to further break the back of the Dallas defense helped him eclipse 100 rushing yards on the night.

J.K. Dobbins — He’s the future of Baltimore’s backfield and he was given a bigger role tonight. He ends the night with 11 carries for 71 yards and a touchdown.

Patrick Queen — I called him out for the lack of splash plays these past two weeks. If he can’t cover consistently, he needs to make takeaways happen. He did so tonight, and the Ravens’ offense turned it into a 38-yard touchdown a play later.

Jihad Ward — The lone Ravens’ sack of the night comes after Ward was healthy scratched the past couple weeks. Good to see Ward get some run and get home on one.

Losers*

*= This title does not mean these players are losers. They played a poor game. It happens to the best players and should be taken lightly.

Dez Bryant — Covid-19 robbed him of his reunion/revenge game against the Dallas Cowboys.

Marlon Humphrey — The streak of not allowing a touchdown has been broken. Otherwise, solid game.

Justin Tucker — The completion streak has been broken.

Mark Ingram II — Solid effort by Ingram. Good production, too, with 28 yards on six carries (4.7 ypc). That said, each passing game shows the Ravens need to utilize Dobbins and Edwards more.

Pass rush — The Cowboys line was heavily depleted and it took until the fourth quarter before consistent pressure arrived. Dalton is rather fast at getting the passes out, especially with their surplus of receiving talent, but it hurts to know how much this team invested in the front to not get the job done.

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