2.) Josh Allen
Before the pushback starts, let’s put one thing in perspective about this game. Yes, it was Allen who essentially saved the Bills in critical moments when he had pressure in his face a majority of the game.
It also does not help that Allen had receivers dropping passes or could not get open down the field. His leading receiver was running back James Cook (5 catches, 83 yards, one touchdown). His true receivers (including Dalton Kincaid) had 91 total receiving yards. Tight end Dawson Knox was behind Cook in terms of receiving yards with just 36 yards. Yet somehow, Allen managed to put up 233 passing yards.
On the other hand, there were a handful of times where Allen held the ball for too long or tried to play super hero for the offense. On the play where he had three defenders in his face, backed up against the sideline, Allen managed to find running back Latavius Murray in the middle of the field on a lucky play. It is not to say that Allen couldn’t have pulled off that magic, but he also needs to learn to just throw the ball away sometimes rather than live or die by his arm strength.
In addition, Allen’s one interception extended his streak to nine consecutive games with a turnover. It is the longest streak in six years. Dallas can capitalize off of mistakes so Allen will need to play perfect football if he wants the Cowboys to win because of the offense.