Dallas was driving towards the tip zone within the fourth quarter Thursday night time, nursing a three-point lead towards the Saints. However quarterback Dak Prescott fumbled on New Orleans’ 6-yard line as he was introduced down by Saints defensive finish Cameron Jordan. Jordan recovered the ball to set Drew Brees up for a possible game-winning drive.
That is when Lewis stepped up. He is solely the third participant to select off Brees this season, and his late interception sealed the Cowboys’ 13-10 win.
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Now dubbed “The Nearer” by defensive backs coach Kris Richard, Lewis credit that seize to the protection’s work ethic.
“It is a testomony to who I’m and the fellows round me,” Lewis mentioned, by way of the Dallas Morning Information. “They imagine in me they usually put me on the market. I actually respect the chance to go on the market and execute, and I am simply glad I did.”
Lewis, who’s in his second 12 months with the Cowboys, received extra time on the sphere than typical. He had performed in simply 13.9 % of the crew’s snaps coming into the competition, however that quantity spiked as he was a part of a Dallas protection that deployed six defensive backs to attempt to cease the high-powered Saints offense.
His efforts impressed teammate and fellow DB Chidobe Awuzie.
“I used to be talking in tongues or one thing I used to be so excited,” Awuzie mentioned. “It is a man we all know we will make these performs. To see him make it, particularly on an evening like this, means a lot to the crew, means a lot to him. … He is received to do it once more now, I’ll expect that extra from J-Lew.”
Lewis completed with only one deal with, nevertheless it was the choose that can maintain the Cowboys buzzing.