Terry Glenn might take some snaps this Saturday against the Carolina Panthers, a must win for the Dallas Cowboys if they want home-field advantage in the playoffs. This is great news for a Cowboys team that critics believe is falling into another December slump.
Center Andre Gurode is out. This means Cory Procter will replace him. Gurode is a Pro Bowler and his absence will affect running the ball against Carolina. With that said, the passing game may not be spectacular if Tony Romo’s thumb isn’t 100 percent. How he will play Saturday is difficult to predict. Last year, the Cowboys closed the season on two losses to Detroit and the Eagles. They actually lost 3 of 4 games including the pounding from the Saints, an embarrassing loss that adversely affected the team’s confidence.
Chris Canty and Anthony Fasano appear to be OK. Canty’s recovery is good news, as it was originally thought his injury was more serious.
Roy Williams is appealing his one-game suspension. He’s unlikely to win, although his tackle was fair. Keith Davis will start at safety for Williams.
I don’t think the Panthers pose a serious threat. The game might be a lot closer than it should be, but I just don’t see QB Matt Moore winning this game for the Panthers, who have lost six straight to Dallas. There really isn’t a rushing threat on the Panthers, either. Moore was a Cowboys and had a 100 passer rating before we let him go. Revenge on his mind?
Dallas 20 Panthers 10