Dallas Cowboys vs. Redskins: Fantasy Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em for Week 2
The Dallas Cowboys will head to FedExField to face their arch-rivals, the Washington Redskins. So here are the Cowboys you should start and sit this week.
When the Dallas Cowboys take the field on Sunday I want you to have the best information on who to play for the Cowboys as possible. For that reason, I am starting a weekly fantasy start ’em, sit ’em for The Landry Hat. This week looks very promising for the Cowboys when they face the Redskins.
Last week the Cowboys were able to beat the Giants through the air with ease, this week shouldn’t be any different. The Redskins allowed Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz to throw for 313 yards with 154 yards of it going to DeSean Jackson. While the Cowboys don’t have Jackson’s speed they do have three receivers that can beat man coverage.
The reason I believe the Redskins will be forced into more man coverage is due to the injury to star defensive tackle Jonathan Allen, who went down with a knee injury last week. With Allen gone they will be more focused on stopping running back Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard. It also negates there ability to push the pocket and get to Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott.
Now on the flip side, the Cowboys tight ends who shined in the Giants game will have a bit more trouble getting open against the Redskins. They have two safeties that have the ability to cover both Jason Witten and Blake Jarwin. So I don’t expect to see the same success from those two this weekend.
On the defensive side of the football, the Cowboys gave up almost 500 yards of total offense to a Giants team with really only two weapons on the field. This week they will face a team with no name receivers, but receivers that were able to use their quickness to create separation and catch passes. The only good thing this week is that they aren’t facing Saquon Barkley.
So let’s get down to business who should you start and sit this week.
Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott, Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, Randall Cobb, Cowboys Defense
Jason Witten, Blake Jarwin, Tony Pollard