Every week of the NFL regular season, we ask all of The Landry Hat writers and contributors to submit their picks and predictions for the upcoming Dallas Cowboy game. This week, we asked our experts for their predictions for tomorrow’s game between our Cowboys and the Baltimore Ravens.
Steven Mullenax, Editor & Head Writer: The 2-2 Dallas Cowboys have shown nothing in the last three games that makes me believe they can win against the 4-1 Baltimore Ravens. But head coach Jason Garrett and the Boys do have two things going in their favor: (1) The extra bye week to gameplan and (2) a blueprint on how to limit the Ravens via last week’s Kansas City Chiefs‘ game. Despite that, the Ravens are undefeated at home this season and the Cowboys are who we think they are. Dallas’ offense will sputter again while their elite defense tires out in the second half after covering for them. Cowboys 10, Ravens 27.
Michael Huff, Staff Writer: Cowboys struggles on offense are not over, but communication between Tony Romo and his receivers improves. Not much is produced in the running game, but it is a good day for the receivers. Dallas wins 17-13.
Jonathan Barger, Senior Writer: Trent Dilfer is reborn in Joe Flacco, hallelujah – the Ultimate Game Managers! The return of Jay Ratliff and a healthy, bye-rested team, help propel the Cowboys to 3-2. Dez Bryant has another 100 yard game, but still leaves plays on the field due to mental mistakes. Final score, Cowboys 27 – Ravens 24.
Todd Toombs, Senior Writer: There is always a chance on any given Sunday, but I just don’t think the Cowboys can pull this one out the way they’ve been playing. It will be a close game, but in the end this is still too good of a defense to try and fix our offensive woes. Our defense will rebound and play well and likely keep it close, but I see the Cowboys dropping to 2-3. Ravens 20 Cowboys 10.
Jeff Federspiel, Staff Writer: The 2-2 Dallas Cowboys end their bye week and head to Baltimore to face the 4-1 Ravens. While the Ravens offense has improved dramatically, their defense is a shadow of its former self — giving the middling Cowboys cause for hope. On the other hand, sans a Week 1 victory over the Giants, the Cowboys haven’t given any indication that they’re ready to take the next step. Ravens 21, Cowboys 17.
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