Dallas Cowboys fight the Saints: 5 things to ponder
Dak Prescott dares to run wild
This game comes down to the quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys. Yes, the hardest position in all of the sports. There’s been a lot of talk about extending number four in Big D. All the contract talk gives me anxiety. Let’s not chat about that until the movie ends, eh? I still have popcorn in my tub, so let’s watch how the film plays out.
To date, Prescott has a 93.2 quarterback rating, nearly 2,500 passing yards and 13 touchdown passes. If the Cowboys want any chance against the Saints, he has to be on point Thursday. The 25-year old has to slice and dice the defense, because, well, it’s for the taking? But can he do it?
Here is what I like. I like Prescott using the read-option. I like him running wild, keeping the defense honest and alert. He has run 58 times for 279 yards. His five rushing scores were pivotal for the Cowboys to reach six wins so far.
If the Cowboys run on the legs of Prescott and Zeke, things will slow down. Brees will be forced to sip hot cocoa and maybe call his wife to say what’s up. And, I hope, this opens opportunities to throw balls to the lightning fast Amari Cooper.
So, are you listening Mr. Scott Linehan? Mix it up. Guys, this one will be a fun one.
Prediction: Unfortunately, the Cowboys forget my notes above and fall, 37-20. I have bet against the Cowboys the last three games, so I am 0-3, while they are 3-0. Dare me to jinx it?