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Chiefs vs. Cowboys Recap: Earning Their Arrowheads


Kansas City is now 2-0 on the season thanks to a gritty and gutsy performance against the Dallas Cowboys at Arrowhead.

It may not have been a blowout win like at Jacksonville in Week 1, but I doubt many were expecting the Chiefs to blowout a pretty good Dallas team.

At the end of the day, Dallas did some good things, but the Chiefs did better, coming away with the 17-16 win.

Let’s hand out Arrowheads.

 

Arrowhead No. 3: Dustin Colquitt, P

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Yes, I’m giving an Arrowhead to a punter. In a close game, field position is exceptionally important, and the Chiefs really leaned on Colquitt during this game. He did his job well, punting seven times for 307 yards, averaging 43.9 yards per punt. He also notched a long of 65.

 

Arrowhead No. 2: Alex Smith, QB

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Alex Smith had a great game, and he continues to solidify himself as the right choice for Kansas City at quarterback. Smith completed 21-of-36 passes for 223 yards and two touchdowns. He wasn’t on all the time, but he made big plays when he had to, and overall, he led Kansas City’s offense with poise.

What really impressed me was his ability to use his legs to make plays. Smith actually led the team in rushing against Dallas, picking up 57 yards on eight carries. He displayed a ton of grit and leadership.

 

Arrowhead No. 1: Kansas City’s Defense

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I’m giving out an Arrowhead to the defensive unit as a whole. While there were some great individual performances—Dontari Poe’s two sacks, Eric Berry and Ron Parker’s fumble recoveries—the whole defense stepped up when Kansas City needed them most.

The Chiefs shut down Dallas’ run game, only allowing 37 yards on the ground, and also forced two turnovers, with a penalty wiping out third one.

With all the talk about Andy Reid’s offensive-minded coaching, it’s Bob Sutton’s defense that has impressed so far in 2013, and it’s that defense that won this game for the Chiefs.

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  • Chris Tarrants

    Poe is going to have a bunch of little arrowheads by the end of this season! That dude is a freaking train that never runs out of steam, just straight up big block v8 motor that runs wide open for 60 minutes!

    • Michael Shaw

      Agreed. I hated him being picked, but DAMN was I wrong! Holy cow that big man can move and FAST!!

  • Craig Martinez

    Tamba earned 100 arrowheads for giving Jason Witten one of the gnarliest cup checks in recent history.

    • KcNdaRock

      U know I saw this pic and turned to my wife and said are u seeing it as I’m seeing this.. We both just laughed!! I think that’s a low blow but in football all rules disappear. I will say I like what I see from the pic there playing with aggression and attitude.. Doing whatever it takes to put fear in there opponents.. Tamba is the new Shawn da perv smith on the team.

    • KCMikeG

      Thanks for posting this! I have been replaying this hit over and over!!!

    • jimfromkcj

      If this is what you consider good football, don’t be surprised if other teams start treating the Chiefs with some big time low blows as well.

  • chief4ever

    Other definites – Poe, Charles, Albert. There should be Arrowheads for “One Catch Specials” to Bowe, Avery and McGrath. Go Chiefs !

  • steve james

    Hey where can I watch this game again? I was out of town for work and couldn’t watch. I got home and sat down with a cold beer gonna watch it on the dvr but it didn’t record! I keep hoping the nfl network will rebroadcast it but so far no luck.

    • CSconce

      You can by NFL rewind for $39 (not sure on cost).

  • KCMikeG

    Good job recognizing Colquitt! “He also notched a long of 65″ which stopped dead on its own at the ONE YARD LINE!! He was the MVP as far as I am concerned and I think they were brilliant in their decision in making him the highest paid punter in the league. I believe 4-5 of his 7 kicks were inside the 15!

    • Andrew Kulha

      Plenty of love for kickers here. Special teams win games.

  • Danny W

    If it weren’t for Shane Lechler Dustin Colquitt would be the best punter in the league. Punters should get more consideration for the hall of fame.
    I would have given Jamaal Charles his own Arrowhead for trucking Maurice Claiborne too. That guy was down for a while. Charles looked like Mike Alstott. Wish this site could do a GIF of that.

  • Stacy D. Smith

    Kendrick Lewis makes my list. His back-to-back plays against Witten were huge.