Hot start gives Dallas Cowboys shot at double-digit wins

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Week Three: Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys

The Cowboys get their home-opener in week three on Monday Night Football which is expected to be in front of a stadium full of fans. Their opponent, division rival Philadelphia Eagles.

The Jalen Hurts era is underway in Philadelphia and this will be the second time the Cowboys face him (2020 week 16). The Eagles have a new head coach in Nick Sirianni and seem to be in more of a rebuilding mode than some may admit.

The Cowboys should be fired up to play in front of a full AT&T stadium again and they should beat Philadelphia rather convincingly.

Cowboys 31- Eagles 20

Record: 2-1

Week Four: Carolina Panthers at Dallas Cowboys

Sam Darnold in his first season with Carolina heads to Dallas in week four. The Cowboys will be coming into this game on a short week but that should be no problem.

Carolina lacks fire-power on offense and their run-defense was one of the worst in the NFL in 2020. Zeke should run wild in this one and give the Cowboys their third victory.

Cowboys 38- Panthers 25

Record: 3-1

Week Five: New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys

Dallas faces their second division opponent in week five when the Giants come to town. New York has an improved roster from a season ago, adding WR Kenny Golladay and getting RB Saquon Barkley back from injury.

Cowboys have won seven of their last eight games vs. the Giants and should be able to make that eight of nine. I predict rookie linebacker Micah Parsons records his first career interception in this game. Picking off the turnover-prone Daniel Jones.

Cowboys 32- Giants 24

Record: 4-1