Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens’ offense — specifically the team’s vaunted rushing attack — had their way with the Dallas Cowboys in Week 13. Jackson and Baltimore’s stable of backs combined for 294 yards and two touchdowns on just 37 attempts (7.9 yards per carry) to carry the team to a comfortable 34-17 win over the now 3-9 Cowboys.
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STORY OF THE GAME
Three of the Ravens’ offensive linemen and fullback Patrick Ricard earned grades above 70.0 on PFF’s first grading review of the game. Taking advantage of wide-open rushing lanes, Gus Edwards averaged 14.4 yards per carry on his seven attempts en route to 101 rushing yards. J.K. Dobbins and Jackson combined for 165 yards and the game’s two rushing touchdowns across their 24 carries (6.9 yards per carry).
Jackson had an up-and-down day throwing the football, but he did pull off one of his best throws of the season on a 20-yard strike to second-year wideout Marquise Brown for a score. Jackson scrambled left and threw a perfectly placed ball to Brown in the back left corner of the end zone in the third quarter to give the Ravens a then 24-10 lead.
On the other hand, Dallas' offense couldn’t string enough plays together to consistently find the end zone. And it didn’t help that Cowboys veteran kicker Greg Zuerlein made just one of his four field-goal attempts, either.
Cowboys rookie wide receiver CeeDee Lamb caught all six of his catchable targets for 46 yards and forced a missed tackle after the catch in the game. Fellow rookie Dobbins was the opposite team’s top offensive first-year player, with 71 yards and a touchdown on his 11 carries.
Defensively, Ravens first-round linebacker Patrick Queen finished PFF’s first review of the game with a 70.0-plus grade. He caught an interception off a tipped pass and made multiple defensive stops in the game. Cowboys’ Neville Gallimore also earned a 70.0-plus PFF grade on first review thanks to multiple defensive stops of his own.
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