Well, last week was a real gut punch to the Dallas Cowboys and CowboysNation as a whole with the injury to quarterback Dak Prescott against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
While we can’t dwell on the past, it will be hard for some to see how this team can move forward without their star quarterback, but we will press on here at The Landry Hat. This leads us to the Cowboys’ Week 2 opponent — the defending AFC Champion Cinncinati Bengals led by the trio of quarterback Joe Burrow, wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase, and running back Joe Mixon. A three-headed monster that can take over a game at a moment’s notice.
Unfortunately for the Cowboys, the Bengals also weren’t able to get a victory in Week 1 and will be looking for redemption against a weakened Dallas team. Let’s take a look at this Bengals team and see what the Cowboys will be going up against this week.
Cowboys vs. Bengals: Week 2 Know Thy Enemy
Cincinnati Bengals at a Glance
2022 Record: 0-1
2022 Offensive Ranking: 17th out of 32 teams
2022 Defensive Ranking: 20th out of 32 teams
Current Injury List: WR Tee Higgins (Concussion), TE Devin Asiasi (Unspecified), LS Clark Harris (IR Torn Bicep)
Most Notable Offensive Players: QB Joe Burrow, WR Ja’Marr Chase, Joe Mixon, WR Tyler Boyd, TE Hayden Hurst, OT La’el Collins
Most Notable Defensive Players: CB Chidobe Awuzie, CB Mike Hilton, DE Trey Hendrickson, S Vonn Bell, S Jessie Bates III, DE Sam Hubbard