It’s time for the Dallas Cowboys to take on another NFC East rival for one of the longest-standing rivalries in the NFL. The Cowboys can’t let this Washington Commanders 1-2 record fool them. They are going to need to come prepared for this Ron Rivera-led team that was blown out by the Philadelphia Eagles last week.
Last week’s predictions for the Cowboys vs. Giants game had a few hits, Tony Pollard went off, the Cowboys’ defense had another sack fest, and Peyton Hendershot and Jake Ferguson both played well in Dalton Schultz’s absence. This week’s predictions are about the Cowboys’ roster moves, defense, and special teams.
So let’s take a look at this week’s bold predictions for the Week 4 matchup against the Washington Commanders.
4 bold predictions for the Cowboys vs Commanders Week 4 matchup
4. A Changing of the Guard
We learned late last week that the Cowboys had been working recently signed offensive tackle Jason Peters at both the left guard and right tackle spots in practice. It seems like that work along with his experience in the NFL paid off for the Cowboys as Peters entered the game for Matt Farniok after a costly holding penalty.
In his first play, Dallas immediately decided to run behind Peters leading to a 47-yard Pollard run.
Peters and rookie left tackle Tyler Smith seemed to play well and feed off of each other, bulldozing defenders in the running game and in pass protection. The play between those two isn’t going to be lost on the Cowboys coaching staff as they will make the decision to switch permanently in an effort to have an experienced lineman next to Smith and also to help defend this tough Commander defensive front led by Jonathan Allen.
The combination of Peters and Smith is going to continue to get better the more they play next to each other and that bodes well for the Cowboys’ future at left tackle and in the immediate future while Dak Prescott is out and Dallas leans heavily on their running game.