Prediction: The Dallas Cowboys are getting ready to hit the road against a San Francisco 49ers team that didn’t look good last week. Meanwhile, the Cowboys come in riding a two game winning streak and feeling good about themselves. However, this won’t be an easy game to win.
For starters, injuries to wide receiver Dez Bryant and offensive lineman La’el Collins will likely keep both out this weekend. We know Dez plays with passion and will play through pain, but the risk isn’t worth the reward, so the team will be missing another key player.
Others that might be joining them are left tackle Tyron Smith and cornerback Orlando Scandrick. That’s a tough list to look through and it’s filled with some of the team’s best players, especially if we include quarterback Tony Romo.
This isn’t last year and these Cowboys won’t fool like cheap pool toys when backed into a corner. Some of that comes from the confidence in rookie quarterback Dak Prescott, who continues to show great poise and confidence. No Dez, no Tyron, no La’el, no problem for the Cowboys. They should punish the 49ers with the ground game, so expect at least 35 carries from the backfield.
Dallas’ defense has a history of slowing down Chip Kelly’s scheme and Blaine Gabbert stinks, so don’t look for a shootout. The running game and timely plays down the field will be the Cowboys’ strategy, just like it will be every Sunday.
San Francisco will be ready to play at home, but the Cowboys will still win this one with a few tense moments near the end, which just seems like the Cowboy way.
Final Score: Dallas Cowboys 23, San Francisco 49ers 13