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NFL Week 13 PFF ReFocused: Buffalo Bills 26, Dallas Cowboys 15

Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills beat the Dallas Cowboys, 26-15, to improve to 9-3 on the season.

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Final Score

Buffalo Bills 26, Dallas Cowboys 15

Buffalo Bills

What a game for Josh Allen. While he wasn't perfect and had a turnover-worthy play, Allen compensated by coming up big when it mattered most. He was extremely accurate with the football. He also was dangerous with his legs, as evidenced by his big touchdown run that put them up big.

Cole Beasley revenge game. Especially in the first half, Beasley was all over the field. Nobody on the Cowboys could cover him, and he picked up multiple first downs with his catches. He was a great safety blanket for Allen and was probably the biggest reason the Bills won this game.

Nobody was more disruptive in this game than Ed Oliver. He was a constant threat to get to the quarterback. He had the forced fumble, as well, and generally wreaked havoc regardless of who was asked to block him.

The Cowboys basically abandoned their run game when they fell behind, but it wasn't overly successful when they were running it thanks largely to Shaq Lawson. He was a force against the run, constantly blowing plays off and making stops on his own.

Dallas Cowboys

No surprise that Demarcus Lawrence was the Cowboys' best defender in this game. He didn't add a ton in the pass-rush department, but he was a beast against the run. The Bills running backs were frequently forced to either find a new place to run or find themselves on the ground courtesy of Lawrence.

Kerry Hyder also had himself a solid day, both as a pass rusher and a run defender. He had multiple pressures on Allen and added some stops in the run game. He wasn't flashy, but he got a lot done.

This was an up and down game for Dak Prescott. While he made some really great throws at times, such as his final touchdown throw, he also had too many poor plays. He had a couple of turnover-worthy throws and also fumbled it a few times. Both were on situations where Prescott held the ball for a long time and wasn't able to get rid of the ball before he was hit.

Amari Cooper bounced back in a big way for the Cowboys after a tough week last week. The Cowboys made an effort to get him the ball, and it paid off as the Cowboys drove down the field immediately to score thanks in large part to Cooper's route running and hands. He picked up more first downs throughout the game, and they probably should've thrown his way a bit more often.

Cris Collinsworth

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