Last week’s Dallas Cowboys game was a complete disappointment. This week, I have a few bold predictions I want to share leading up to the Lions game.
Following the Dallas Cowboys 24-13 loss on the road against the Seattle Seahawks in Week Three, we are once again having to put a very poor performance behind us and look forward to this weekend’s game against the Detroit Lions.
As for Detroit, they are coming off a surprising victory over the New England Patriots, their first win of the season. With that in mind, I have three bold predictions for Sunday’s matchup that pits the 1-2 Cowboys against the 1-2 Lions.
Prediction #1 – Scott Linehan finally gets it right
Last week, everyone hoped that Cowboys offensive coordinator Scott Linehan would start to use the offense that has worked for Dallas in the past and use the run-pass option (RPO), but he didn’t.
This weekend, Linehan will go against a Lions defense is susceptible to the run giving up 448 yards on 83 carries and three touchdowns through three games. With Cowboys nation on his back, Linehan finally goes back to what made the Cowboys great: a power run game and play-action passing.
In other words, Linehan will “Feed Zeke”.
Prediction #2 – The Dallas Cowboy defense bounces back
The Cowboys will be without linebacker Sean Lee, and maybe without defensive tackle Maliek Collins against the Lions. That being said rookie linebacker Leighton Vander Esch played very well against the Seahawks and the Cowboys won’t miss a beat with him on the field. Cowboy cornerback Anthony Brown will be tasked with covering wide receiver Golden Tate.
This battle could really decide the game with Tate ranking third in receiving from the slot position and Brown third in yards, receptions, and yards per snap according to Pro Football Focus. If Brown can keep Tate from making big plays the Cowboys have a good chance in this game.
Prediction #3 – Dak and Zeke are solid but Maher wins the game
The Cowboys will play a great game but when they play the Lions it seems to always come down to a play in the final seconds to win the game. Quarterback Dak Prescott and running back Ezekiel Elliott will have solid games with Prescott throwing for 250 yards and a touchdown and Elliott running for 130 yards and two touchdowns. This year the Cowboys will be the team that makes enough plays to win the game.
Kicker Brett Maher will be the hero in this game and the Cowboys will win this game 24-21.
How do you think this game will go for the Cowboys this week?
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