5 reasons Cowboys will beat the Buccaneers in Week 1

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4. KaVontae Turpin will have a big debut

An undrafted rookie free agent that was added late in training camp is usually not a player to get too excited about. But it’s hard not to feel a little pumped when watching KaVontae Turpin run kicks back.

The former USFL MVP saw the field in the Cowboys’ second preseason contest against the Los Angeles Chargers and had not one, but two touchdowns on the night. The first was a 98-yard return on a kickoff and the second was a punt that he ran back for 72-yards.

Turpin’s speed and shiftiness were on full display as he took off as soon as he saw daylight. For Dallas, they’ve needed this kind of spark on special teams for a while, and Turpin should have no problem making a name for himself on Sunday Night Football.

The 5-foot-9, 153-pound Turpin has unbelievable confidence and said earlier in the offseason that he would lead the NFL in kick and punt return touchdowns if given a chance.

His debut in the preseason makes this claim seem possible and he should have no problem getting off to a hot start in Week 1. Dallas might have lost some of their firepower on offense but Turpin will help by giving them better field position while potentially running a kick in for six.