3 predictions before the Dallas Cowboys visit the Ravens

Dallas Cowboys, Dez Bryant (Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports)
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3. Predicting the score

With the Dallas Cowboys losing Zack Martin last week, the offensive line took a final blow. On top of that, the ‘Boys lose Cameron Erving, adding salt to the open wound. The Cowboys finally found an arrangement that worked on the offensive line, with Martin at right tackle duties. But the arrangement didn’t last.

Quarterback Andy Dalton will be under fire. The punches will land on Dalton, but you can’t put all the fault at his feet. Ezekiel Elliott won’t reach a century mark against the Ravens. The criticism storm won’t cease on Elliott, and he’ll have a hard time finding running space as the season progresses.

Head coach John Harbaugh will hold a clinic over the ailing Dallas Cowboys, defeating the team in all three phases of football. Because the Cleveland Browns turned up their stock over the Tennessee Titans, the Ravens are falling behind at 6-5. The Dallas contest matters a lot for Baltimore in the playoff picture, and I expect Harbaugh to have the Ravens ready and alert.

Currently, the Cowboys are losing sight of the NFC East division, with the Giants outdueling the Seahawks with Colt McCoy at the quarterback helm. Dallas is likely sailing in the direction of 2021, while Baltimore is looking to get out of their 2020 bubble and back into the overall AFC playoff picture.

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Honestly, the Dallas Cowboys don’t stand a chance. But, I’ve been wrong all year. The Cowboys fall behind very early, forcing the ball into Dalton’s hands and away from Elliott. Give me Dallas Cowboys 13, Baltimore Ravens 27.