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Cowboys dominate the Dolphins; Saints up next

Cowboys dominate the Dolphins; Saints up next
Zeke Elliot keeps rolling. Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images

The Dallas Cowboys put another "W" in the win column on Sunday when they beat the Miami Dolphins by the score of 31-6.

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There was no doubt that the Cowboys were the better team, but the Dolphins put up a good fight for the first half.The Cowboys came out of halftime only up 10-6 but quickly scored two touchdowns and put the game away.

Quarterback Dak Prescott was 19/32 for 246 passing yards, 2 touchdowns, and 1 interception.He also had 2 carries for 7 yards and 1 rushing touchdown.The loss of his #2 receiver didn't seem to bother him much. He delivered passes to 7 different players, including 6 balls to superstar Amari Cooper for 88 yards and 2 touchdowns.

With Prescott spreading the ball around, the Dallas running game was able to produce two 100-yard rushers for the first time in 21 years.Pro Bowl running back Ezekiel Elliott touched the ball 21 times on Sunday.He had 19 carries for 125 yards and caught 2 passes for 14 yards.His backup running back Tony Pollard (rookie) carried the ball 13 times for 103 yards and the final touchdown of the game that enabled Dallas to cover their huge 22.5-point spread.

The Cowboy defense also came out to play. They held the Dolphins to less the 300 yards of total offense, 17 first downs, and had 3 sacks. Linebacker Jaylon Smith led the team in tackles with 10, (8 solo).

This is the first time in 11 years that the Dallas Cowboys have started a season at 3-0. Most importantly, they sit all alone atop the NFC East and a 2 game cushion over their biggest threat the Philadelphia Eagles.

3 Things to Watch For

1.Ezekiel Elliott (Running Back): Zeke is main driver of the Cowboy offense and will need to have another great game this upcoming week if Dallas wants to pull off a win in New Orleans.I expect Elliott to have another 20+ touches on Sunday.

2.Jason Witten (Tight End): Only had 3 catches against Miami but one of those was a clutch 33 yard reception on 3rd and 20 that led to a Cowboy touchdown early in the game. Witten is crucial to keeping Dallas drives from stalling out.

3.Leighton Vander Esch and Jaylon Smith (Linebackers):These guys are going to have their hands full on Sunday as they will be tasked at stopping Alvin Kamara, who is one of the best running backs in the league.They will need to keep him contained if they want to pull out another victory.

Coming Up

Sunday Night September 29th, the Dallas Cowboys (3-0) will be on the road in the Big Easy taking on the New Orleans Saints (2-1) at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Kickoff is set for 7:20 pm Central Time. The Saints will be without their starting quarterback Drew Brees who is out with a thumb injury. Before last week, I would have thought Dallas should have a good chance at picking up another win but New Orleans just beat the Seahawks in Seattle.The Cowboys are going to need to control the ball with Zeke and keep Kamara off the field.

If you have any fantasy players, the only must start players are:

Cowboys: Ezekiel Elliott (RB), Amari Cooper (WR), Dak Prescott (QB)

Saints: Alvin Kamara (RB), Michael Thomas (WR)

For you gamblers out there, the Cowboys are currently -3 and the over/under is 46.The number will dictate what side to take. If it's less than 3 play the Cowboys. If it is more than 3, play the Saints.

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Houston’s smash hit smash burger restaurant Trill Burgers has a new menu item that features another celebrity-backed brand. This time, Bun B’s burger joint has teamed up with Astros star Alex Bregman’s salsa company Wild Sol to create Trill Smash Tacos.

Available for the next couple of weeks, Trill Smash Tacos combines a smashed burger patty with American cheese, citrus slaw, pickled jalapenos, and chipotle aioli on a corn tortilla. The tacos then receive a generous dollop of mild or spicy Wild Sol salsa. Chefs Fernando Valladares and Mike Pham created the taco recipe, which includes a special seasoning mix. Served with a side of french fries, diners may purchase the tacos for dine-in, to-go, or drive-thru.

“Trill Burgers has wanted to introduce a smash taco for a long time, and collaborating with Wild Sol salsa for Cinco de Mayo was the perfect opportunity,” Bun B said. “With a special taco seasoning courtesy of chef Nando and Alex Bregman’s amazing Wild Sol salsa, this one hits different. We can’t wait for y’all to try it.”

Reagan and Alex Bregman launched Wild Sol earlier this year as a replacement for the Breggy Bomb brand. Currently, the company sells four flavors of salsa via its website — Hot, Mild, Salsa Verde, and Mango Habanero. Notably, the Wild Sol salsas get their distinctive flavors from a splash of Flecha Azul tequilas, which counts actor Mark Wahlberg as one of its founders.

“We are so grateful for all of the support for Breggy Bomb — and when we put our heads together at night, all we could think about was how to perfect what we already have, and born was Wild Sol,” the couple said in a statement. “It’s a direct reflection of our hard work and the type of product we want to put our names behind.”

This article originally appeared on CultureMap.

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