Last week’s predictions didn’t fair so well, as I went 0-4, as some of you have so nicely pointed out. And while it may have been my worst prediction week so far I’m encouraged by what I saw and what I’m hearing from the Cowboys after that disappointing loss to the Eagles in primetime. The defense isn’t happy about that loss and wants another crack at the Eagles which they will get, Prescott is coming back, and his first game comes against the worst defense in the league.
Another encouraging note is what we’ve seen out of offensive coordinator Kellen Moore whose playcalling the last few weeks has been very good. It will be interesting to see how much more he’s added to his playbook now that Prescott will be back under center and he has almost all of his receivers back from injury.
This leads me to this week’s game against the 1-4 Detroit Lions who are coming off a bye week and still have quite a few injuries at key positions they continue to deal with at the moment. You can’t count out this Lions’ team though, especially with an offense that can light up the scoreboard at any time. It will be fun to see how this game plays out, but of course, I have a few ideas.
So let’s take a look at this week’s bold predictions for the Cowboys vs Lions.
4 bold predictions for the Cowboys vs Lions Week 7 matchup
4. Micah Parsons adjusts and bounces back
Last week, the Eagles made a bold choice in attacking the side that Parsons was lined up and it paid off, forcing Parsons to make split-second decisions and taking advantage of Jalen Hurts running ability to pick up yards.
The Lions aren’t going to have that luxury with Jared Goff who isn’t known for his running ability. That lack of mobility is going to cost them as Parsons, DeMarcus Lawrence and company will be able to pin their ears back and attack the stationary quarterback this week.
Coming off a division loss that left the Cowboys’ defense “pissed,” according to Dan Quinn, this defense will be looking to reestablish their dominance against the Lions. Parsons in particular made a great play last week but let his emotions get the better of him drawing an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty and extending the Eagles’ drive.
Look for Parsons to come out and prove a point against a Lions offensive line that is battling injuries at both offensive tackle spots. This week, we will see a more controlled yet hard-hitting Parsons.