After an embarrassing last second loss against the Lions, the Cowboys will face the Minnesota Vikings. The 1-6 Vikings should be an easy win for the Cowboys this weekend. The Cowboys still have control of the NFC East, so this is a great time to face the Viking and extend our lead.
This is the Cowboys game to lose. The Vikings are a mess at quarterback, and this could be the perfect time for the defense to redeem themselves. The Cowboys defense has faced scrutiny because of their failure to contain the passing attack. Josh Freeman is expected to start at quarterback, which is great news for the Cowboys. Freeman should still be learning the playbook, and might continue to struggle with the scheme. The defense is also a very opportunistic defense that will make teams pay for their mistake. This week, the passing defense should easily redeem themselves.
The Vikings do have one large threat on offense. His name is Adrian Peterson, you might’ve heard of him. Peterson is easily the most talented runningback in the league, so the rushing defense will need to step it up this week. If you can shut down Peterson, then you will shutdown the Vikings offense.
Last week, the Cowboys offense had a pitiful performance. They should be able to bounce back against the Vikings though. I took a look at the Vikings secondary, and I don’t think anyone will be able to cover Dez. The Cowboys are also fortunate that the Vikings will be missing Harrison Smith, which means that Dez will be able to wreck the Vikings defense up.
This will be a great test for our offensive line. The Vikings are a bit weak in the interior, so this should make up for the fact that Waters is out for the season. They also have two formidable pass rushers in Jared Allen and Brian Robison. This is especially a big test for Tyron Smith, who will face off against one of the league’s premier pass rusher.
I expected a blow out by Dallas. If the Cowboys can play to their level, they will easily win this game. This week, they are given the chance to extend their lead in the NFC East. It is their game to lose.