Do the Dallas Cowboys start 2020 above .500 after five games?

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Amari Cooper, Dallas Cowboys
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2. Atlanta Falcons at Dallas Cowboys | Sept. 20

Get your popcorn ready. This should be a fun, high scoring contest between these two teams. After falling to the Rams to boot the 2020 season, the Dallas Cowboys find their touch against the Falcons.

The Falcons fell to 7-9 in 2019. Atlanta kept head coach Dan Quinn, which was a surprise. Regardless of who is on the sidelines, I believe the Cowboys new secondary will hold quarterback Matt Ryan. The ‘Boys get a boost in cornerbacks Trevon Diggs, Chidobe Awuzie, and Jourdan Lewis.

More importantly, Dak Prescott gets on track and the overall running attack, led by Ezekiel Elliott, power over the Dirty Birds. Cowboys 34, Falcons 20. 

3. Dallas Cowboys at Seattle Seahawks | Sept. 27

Okay, the Cowboys aren’t going to pull off a Tony Romo miracle in Seattle. There won’t be clutch plays, no Terrance Williams tip-toeing on third and 27. No fancy, unbelievable maneuvering from the current Cowboys’ quarterback either.

I am writing the Cowboys out on this one. Change my mind! For this game, pay close attention to wide receiver Amari Cooper. Is he the odd man out during visiting games?

Instead, does rookie CeeDee Lamb hog the spotlight? Will we see Michael Gallup strike back against the 12th Man?

I think this is a fun game, and one I will circle it despite a loss. I think the Dallas Cowboys will be tested early in the season, and the Seahawks provide the team an early exam.

The Seahawks finished the 2019 season at 11-5. They ousted the Eagles in Philly during the wild card round. The following week, they fell to the Packers, 28-23 at Lambeau Field.

If Seattle was visiting Dallas, I’d write in a different result. But I don’t like this narrative in the City of Seattle. Dallas falls to a 1-2 record, losing to the Seahawks, 24-20.