Schedule Breakdown: Cowboys Could Go 8-8 Again This Season (Part One)

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November 18, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Phillip Rivers (17) during the second quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

WEEK 4 – Dallas Cowboys @ San Diego Chargers

Prediction: WIN. (3-1)  After watching the Chargers give up a 24 point lead in the second half of a game against the Denver Broncos last season, I’ve given up all hope for San Diego. Regardless of the new coaches, staff, draft…you still have Phillip Rivers as quarterback. Probably the most polarizing quarterback outside of Tony Romo, Rivers finished last season with his lowest quarterback rating since 2007.

Under former head coach Norv Turner, the Chargers limped to a 7-9 record. And the off-season addition of former Arizona head coach Ken Whisenhunt as their new offense coordinator, plus their other coaching changes, do nothing to renew any sort of confidence in them making a positive impact this season. Despite a good draft class, there are too many unanswered questions to consider them serious contenders. Dallas should take this one.

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So at the end of the first part of my analysis, the Cowboys are 3-1. They could easily go 4-0, but I’d expect at least one defeat within this first group. Any fan who has watched this team for any significant amount of time should know that the Cowboys’ worst enemy is usually themselves. It’s been pretty common to see this group stumble out of the gate, at least a little bit.

Check back with The Landry Hat Monday morning for Part Two (Weeks 5-8). And please leave your four week predictions below in the comment section.

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  • disqus_kLJwdEdnOL

    Dallas will be below .500.

  • ctcowboy1968

    On paper, the Boys should beat Chiefs, Rams and Chargers. But games aren’t played on paper. As you pointed out, the Boys are usually their own biggest problem.
    Boys usually come fired up and prepared for the first game. This year Gmen will be ready for them. Eli always plays great in TX. After the first game, JG usually doesn’t have the Boys ready for any game.
    Don’t worry so much about the new D scheme. It’s a lot simplier then Ryan’s D. I believe our players are better suited to a 4-3 anyway. Better to have Ware and Spencer playing their natural positions and rushing the passer every down.