Likely without their best player on the field, the Dallas Cowboys will face the Kansas City Chiefs in a pivotal Week Nine matchup.
The main topic of discussion for fans in this upcoming matchup between the 4-3 Dallas Cowboys and the 6-2 Kansas City Chiefs will be the pending suspension of running back Ezekiel Elliott. Without him, the Cowboys have to try to replace his production with the three-headed monster of Darren McFadden, Alfred Morris and Rod Smith.
But can the Cowboys makeshift rushing attack do as much as Elliott did for America’s Team? That includes controlling the clock, winning time of possession and keeping the Cowboys talented, but very young defense off the field for as long as possible.
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If the Cowboys are unable to run the ball successfully, they could face a long day against a Kansas City offense chock-full of offensive weapons like tight end Travis Kelce, wide receiver Tyreek Hill, running back Kareem Hunt and quarterback Alex Smith.
Also of note is the return of Tony Romo for this game. The Cowboys longtime quarterback retired in the offseason to pursue a career as a color commentator for CBS and has been earning rave reviews doing so. Sunday’s matchup will be Romo’s first as an analyst calling a game for the team he helmed for well over a decade.
Here’s What You Need To Know
Game: Dallas Cowboys vs. Kansas City Chiefs
Date: Sunday, November 5, 2017
Location: AT&T Stadium – Arlington, Texas
Kickoff Time: 3:25 p.m. (CDT), 4:25 p.m. (EDT), 1:25 p.m. (PDT)
TV Channel: CBS – TV Affiliates List
Announcers: Jim Nantz, Tony Romo
Weather: Mostly Sunny, Temperature high of 89°F, Low of 67°F, 10% chance of rain. Winds out of the SSW at 15 mph. (Source: weather.com)
Injury Report: Dallas Cowboys, Kansas City Chiefs