3. Cincinnati’s offensive line is still a mess
Much was made of the Cincinnati Bengals re-tooling their offensive line this offseason. They added several new starters, including former Cowboy La’el Collins, who is starting at right tackle. Even with the new faces, they were a disaster against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 1.
Due to their struggles, Joe Burrow had a game to forget. He was sacked seven times and ended up throwing four interceptions while also losing a fumble. Pittsburgh was able to jump out to a 17-3 lead and while the Bengals got back in the game, the underdog was able to secure the win in overtime.
The most concerning thing for Cincinnati has to be that the left side of their line is where the majority of their issues were. Cordell Volson made his NFL debut at left guard and was bullied all day. The right side wasn’t great either, which could be great for DeMarcus Lawrence going up against Collins, but Dallas will surely load up and attack the weakest spot.
Micah Parsons was able to record two sacks last week for the Cowboys and should get plenty more opportunities to rush the passer. The Bengals will be favored but that could be a good thing for this defense since they’ll be looking to do all they can to help the offense.