Unlike last week, the Cowboys enjoyed themselves on Sunday.
Quarterback Dak Prescott, running back Ezekiel Elliott, wide receiver Cole Beasley and the rest of the offense, as well as the defense, put forth the team’s most complete performance of the season.
Week 6 of the NFL schedule was not as kind to former members of the franchise.
Here’s how a few ex-Cowboys did on Sunday:
1. Barry Church, safety, Jacksonville Jaguars
Church singed a four-year deal to play in Jacksonville last offseason. And while Church’s departure did not seem acrimonious, he spent much of Sunday afternoon getting lit-up by his former teammates.
2. Anthony Hitchens, linebacker, Kansas City Chiefs
The Chiefs defense has had issues stopping opponents all season, and the Patriots took advantage on Sunday night during a last-second 43-40 win. Hitchens once again led the defense in tackles, but the unit struggled against the run and pass all evening.
3. Orlando Scandrick, cornerback, Kansas City Chiefs
In that same vein, Scandrick did have four tackles against New England. But Tom Brady carved up Kansas City’s defense for 340 yards and a completed 68 percent of his passes. Lynn Worthy of the Kansas City Star gave the secondary a “D” grade in his postgame report card.
4. Ryan Switzer, wide receiver/returner, Pittsburgh Steelers
This was the second straight week Switzer had a quiet game. His final stat-line in the Steelers’ dramatic win over the Bengals: one reception, seven yards receiving.
5. Dan Bailey, kicker, Minnesota Vikings
Bailey has a few misses this season, but he was perfect on Sunday, nailing two fields goals and all three of his extra points.