You know what they say. If you can talk the talk, you better be able to walk the walk. The problem for Washington’s Josh Norman is that he seems to be doing too much walking this Sunday and not enough running to keep pace with the Dallas Cowboys wide receivers catching touchdowns from Dak Prescott.

First, let’s rewind to last week when Prescott torched the New York Giants for 405 yards and four touchdowns. He also became just the third quarterback to ever score a perfect passing rating

As the Cowboys and Washinton prepared to square off this weekend, Norman, never one to mince words, said that he was impressed with the way the Dallas offensive line create time for Prescott but he was far from impressed with the quarterback himself.

“You stand back there in the pocket all day and go through your first, second and third reads and come back to your first one, OK, cool. Anybody can do that,” Norman told the Associated Press. “At the end of the day, he’s been playing well. As you can see, he’s evolved. He’s growing in the system. He’s just taking his keys and picking his targets and throwing the ball on time.”

And so, everyone started looking forward to the matchup this weekend. How much would Prescott and the Cowboys target Norman and would the corner be able to back his big talk up?

Turns out the answers were, “a lot,” and “absolutely not.”

At the half, Prescott is 12 of 16 for 11 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception. He also has 57 rushing yards on two carries. Maybe those aren’t the blistering numbers that he put up the previous week against the Giants but it’s certainly solid work, much of which has come directly at Norman’s expense. Plus, the Cowboys lead Washington 14-7 so far.

Still plenty of game to play but, so far, Prescott has Norman on the ropes. And Twitter is happy to pile on…

It’s never dull when Dallas and Washington get together, but this might just be the beginning of a budding personal rivalry to up the ante just a little bit more. And so far, advantage Cowboys.


About Sean Keeley

A graduate of Syracuse University, Sean Keeley is the creator of the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and author of 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse related things for SB Nation, Curbed,, and many other outlets. He currently lives in Chicago.