4 reasons the Dallas Cowboys will beat the Detroit Lions in Week 7

Cowboys, Dak Prescott. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)
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Lions, Aidan Hutchinson. (Photo by Nick Grace/Getty Images) /

2. Detroit’s pass rush won’t be a problem

In the Lions’ lone win this season, rookie Aidan Hutchinson had a week to remember. It was just his second game as a pro and Hutchinson recorded six tackles with three sacks against the Washington Commanders.

Following a 38-35 defeat at the hands of the Eagles, Detroit was able to knock off Washington 36-27 with Hutchinson being a huge reason they found success.

The problem for Hutchinson and the Lions, who are now 1-4, is that this was the only game where he recorded any sacks thus far. And outside of the rookie, no one else is getting after the quarterback either.

As a team, they have just seven sacks this season with John Cominsky, Charles Harris, Alex Anzalone, and Tracy Walker all recording one each — and Harris and Cominsky got theirs against Wentz as well in Week 2.

This means that in their other four games, Detroit has just two sacks as a team. Throw in the fact that Dallas will take advantage of their dismal run defense, and it’s highly unlikely the defensive linemen will be pinning their ears back for the Lions and trying to take down the signal-caller.

Dallas has also been solid in pass protection, giving up just seven sacks since Week 1. They should be able to keep their quarterback clean, and speaking of quarterbacks, that brings us to the main reason to believe win No. 5 is on the way.