With a little over three minutes left in the third quarter of their game against the Colts, the Dallas Cowboys led by just a measly two points. Dallas D/ST fantasy managers were wondering what was going on. After all, the Colts aren't an offense to be feared, yet Dallas found itself in a tight 21-19 game nonetheless.
Of course, all hell broke loose after that.
The Cowboys D/ST would end up scoring a whopping 20 fantasy points — their third time this season scoring over 20. Thanks to an incredible six turnovers forced — including a fumble return for a touchdown — Dallas would go on to win 54-19.
Yes, 54-19. A game that was within a field goal before the fourth quarter ended up an unseemly blowout by the time the final whistle blew.
Anytime your fantasy D/ST can give you RB1 numbers is a good day at the office.
If you're trying to secure your spot in the fantasy football playoffs while also rostering the Dallas defense, well, you might have a shot at another elite finish from your D/ST spot. Dallas will take on the Houston Texans in Week 14.
Yes, the same Houston Texans who just allowed the opposing Cleveland Browns D/ST to score a massive 30 fantasy points in Week 13. THIRTY POINTS. Cleveland forced four turnovers and scored two defensive touchdowns.
So, fantasy managers hoping for a repeat performance from the Dallas D just might get their wish as the Cowboys look to pummel an inferior opponent and keep pace with the Eagles in the NFC East.
Here's the defense position — check out where Dallas and the rest of the D/STs landed in our analysts' rankings for Week 14: