Here’s everything we know from the Week 11 loss to the Dallas Cowboys:
Final score: Cowboys 33, Panthers 10
Keys to the game
Quarterback Bryce Young, as expected, faced a flurry of pressure. He was sacked seven times and hit a total of 10, leading to another underwhelming passing performance of 123 yards.
While the Panthers defense stood pretty strong against quarterback Dak Prescott, allowing just 189 passing yards, they came up with zero sacks and zero takeaways. They also let running back Tony Pollard get right a bit, as he rushed for 61 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries.
The Cowboys defense, however, did force some turnovers—both at the expense of Young. Young tossed a pick-six and lost a fumble on back-to-back possessions in the fourth quarter.
It was over when . . .
The Panthers made this one at least a little interesting at the 1:59 mark of the third quarter, piecing together a 17-play, 70-yard touchdown drive to pull within seven. But the Cowboys pressed on the gas immediately after.
Dallas responded with an eight-play, 75-yard visit to the end zone—a trip capped off by a 21-yard rush by Pollard. On the very next play from scrimmage, cornerback DaRon Bland jumped wideout Jonathan Mingo’s route for a 30-yard pick-six—his fourth of the season.
At that point, the Cowboys led 30-10 with 13:48 remaining in the game.
Players of the game
WR Adam Thielen: eight receptions, 74 yards
CB Troy Hill: eight tackles, three passes defensed
DT Derrick Brown: six tackles
The 1-9 Panthers will travel to Nashville for a Week 12 matchup against the 3-7 Tennessee Titans.