Dallas Cowboys fans have anxiously waited all season for this game to arrive. Injuries have prevented a roster loaded with game-changing talent from displaying their true selves as an elite unified force. In Washington, the Cowboys are set to unveil a team with arguably more combined talent on the field together since the championship teams of the early 1990s.
COWBOYS STARTING OFFENSE FULLY INTACT
For the first time all season, Dallas will have its preferred starting offensive unit playing together at full capacity. They were almost whole in the Week 1 close loss to Tampa Bay. However, All-Pro right guard Zack Martin was a big missing piece.
Up until last game, a key player or two has been unavailable for all of the contests in between. Last week’s win in New Orleans finally had all the parts on hand, yet elite wide receiver Amari Cooper was limited to 24 snaps due to lingering illness.
After 10 days rest, the starting unit is finally set for a full load together. Dallas possesses one of the most dynamic offenses in football. Even with nicked up rushers, quarterback Dak Prescott and crew are champing at the bit to silence the doubters.
DALLAS DEFENSE GETTING DANGEROUS
For the first time since the season opener, rookie sensation Micah Parsons (10 sacks, 25 QB hits) will be joined by elite caliber ends Randy Gregory and Demarcus Lawrence. Two-time Pro Bowler Lawrence looked solid in his return last week after a 12-week absence.
Following his first two games, Gregory found his game-changing form (5 sacks, 12 QB hits) over his last five games. Gregory is now set to complete the pass rush trio after sitting out the last four games. Making this reunion even more special will be the 2021 debut of Dallas’ top defensive tackle Neville Gallimore.
Dallas Cowboys defense adding Neville Gallimore, Randy Gregory
Gallimore showed great promise as a rookie in 2020. After displaying an eye-catching training camp, he clearly looked poised for a second-year jump before falling to injury. Trysten Hill will also boost the tackle position after missing the first nine weeks of the season and more recently sitting out during a one-game suspension. Those two will join standout rookie Osa Odighizuwa to form an explosive rotational trio of interior defenders.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has proclaimed “the cavalry is coming” for weeks now. Well, the cavalry has arrived in Washington locked and loaded. There is good reason Head Coach Mike McCarthy and his players are promising a victory. This is a Super Bowl-contending Cowboys team when at full strength. The ride is about to begin.