Last week’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles was a bit of a letdown for the Dallas Cowboys but one that seems to have fired up this team.
Now, with the likelihood of their franchise quarterback returning to the starting lineup, the Cowboys (specifically the defense) are looking to rebound against a Detroit Lions team coming off a bye week.
While many would assume this will be an easy game for Dallas, the Lions have surprised many by hanging in games. If not for their last-ranked defense, this team could have a better record.
It will be interesting to see how the Lions decide to attack this Cowboys offense. Will they take the same approach as the Eagles by attacking Micah Parsons, or will they continue to rely on their two running backs to eat the clock and make things easier for quarterback Jared Goff in the passing game?
It’s time to learn about the enemy in this week’s edition of “Know Thy Enemy”.
Cowboys vs. Lions: Week 7 Know Thy Enemy
Detroit Lions at a Glance
All-time record vs Cowboys: 11-15
2022 Record: 1-4
2022 Offensive Ranking: 3rd out of 32 teams
2022 Defensive Ranking: 32nd out of 32 teams
Current Injury List: DT Levi Onwuzurike (Back), RB D’Andre Swift (Shoulder), S Ifeatu Melifonwu (Ankle), DE John Cominsky (Wrist), DE Charles Harris (Groin), WR D.J. Chark (Ankle), OT Matt Nelson (Ankle), CB Jerry Jacobs (Knee), CB Will Harris (Groin), OT Halapoulivaati Vaitai (Back), DE Josh Paschal (Hernia), OG Tommy Kraemer (Back)
Most Notable Offensive Players: QB Jared Goff, RB D’Andre Swift, RB Jamaal Williams WR Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR Josh Reynolds, TE T.J. Hockenson
Most Notable Defensive Players: DE Aidan Hutchinson, LB Alex Anzalone, CB Jeff Okudah, S DeShon Elliott, DE Charles Harris