This article is part of our NFL Reactions series.
It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.
Sound familiar? You may remember these opening words of Charles Dickens' classic novel "A Tale of Two Cities" from your high school English class. It was a story set in Paris and London during the French Revolution. Yet as I watched the Cowboys play host to the Giants on Sunday afternoon, I couldn't help but think of the tale of those two cities — Dallas and New York — as the game unfolded. It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.
On the one hand, Dallas is 4-1 through five games and is looking like it can be a true Super Bowl contender. Dak Prescott is playing at an elite level in 2021 in his return from the horrific ankle injury that ended his 2020 season. The Cowboys' signal caller looks poised and is leading his offense extremely well. Prescott has thrown for 13 touchdowns and 1,368 yards this season with no signs of slowing down. Additionally, his weapons in the passing game are bountiful. CeeDee Lamb, Amari Cooper and Dalton Schultz are all making noise in the passing game. Michael Gallup should also be returning soon. The arrow is pointing all the way up for the Cowboys' aerial attack.