The Buffalo Bills walloped the Dallas Cowboys at Highmark Stadium on Sunday. It was such a dominating win that quarterback Kyle Allen led the offense with well over 10 minutes remaining in the game. However it wasn’t the normal dominating Bills win we’re used to seeing over the last few seasons.
This game wasn’t won by Josh Allen’s arm or Stefon Digg’s route running. It was on the back of one of the most impressive rushing attacks the Bills have had in the Allen era. Running back James Cook’s performance on Sunday became the latest highlight of his young career and it had people throwing around stats that we haven’t seen since Thurman Thomas lined up in the backfield.
As certainly Cook would tell you, it wasn’t all thanks to him, though. The hog mollies up front made his job as easy as could be. Per ESPN’s Alaina Getzberg, the Bills’ offense line put up an 84.1% run block win rate — their highest since ESPN started tracking the stat in 2017, which conveniently lines up with when head coach Sean McDermott and general manager Brandon Beane took over the team.
If the Bills and their o-line can continue to dominate like they did against Dallas, it will be hard to keep them out of the playoffs.