Tony Romo: How will he play with those hurt ribs? Last weeks performance was gusty to say the least and Romo proved he can get the job done in the 4th quarter delivering a big win for the Cowboys. This week he has had a week to rest but also he won’t be playing on that pure adrenaline like last game. I am looking for a 250/ 2 touchdown performance; I don’t see his yards being as high because of the injury.
Felix Jones: Can he play hurt and finally get a 10 yard gain on a run? I didn’t know till I heard this week that no Cowboys running back has had a rush of more than 10 yards. That is ridiculous after 2 games and proves why the Cowboys have struggled in the red zone (see Romo’s 4th quarter fumble). Jones has a shoulder injury but says he will play and if he does he needs to finally step it up and have a big game. I see a 75 yards rush game/ 1 touchdown, he needs to get into the end zone and get yards to get the pressure off of Romo.
Dez Bryant: Will he play and can he fill in for Austin? Austin played hurt last week and had 3 touchdowns; can Bryant do the same things this week? Dez better be able to play and play well because the Cowboys are running out of bodies in the wide receiver corps. I see Dez having a huge game with 150 receiving yards and catching both of the Romo touchdowns.
Bradie James/Keith Brookings: Can guys other than Sean Lee play well in the linebacker position? Other than Sean Lee the linebacker position has played really sub par at times this season and when on the field they need to make their presence known. I see them filling those holes and stopping Tim Hightower this week.
DeMarcus Ware: How many times can he hit Rex? DeMarcus has played great this season but I haven’t seen that real take over game by him yet an I think it will be this weekend. It has been seen that under pressure and after taking some shots Rex will turn the ball over. I see Ware rushing a lot and hitting Rex a lot.
Terrance Newman: How will he look and how will he play? You know there will be some rust but how much is the question? I hope that Newman can bring some depth and experience to that secondary and we can finally have some stability back there. I see Newman having an ok game but it will take him a few weeks to break out.