5 reasons the Cowboys will beat the Chicago Bears in Week 8
By Randy Gurzi
2. Dallas will be able to get after the quarterback often
Dan Quinn was no one-hit-wonder.
A former head coach, that nearly won a Super Bowl in that role, Quinn joined the Cowboys as their defensive coordinator a season ago and turned things around. After years of frustration watching the defense get trampled, Quinn had them playing with a renewed fire as they got after the quarterback in a hurry and forced a ton of turnovers.
That’s continued in 2022 as they lead the NFL in sacks with 29 after seven games, and their leader is Micah Parsons who now has eight sacks after the league awarded him one from Week 7. That puts him one-half sack shy of the lead this season, which is beyond impressive for the second-year player.
It’s not just Parsons either as Dorance Armstrong is in the midst of a breakout season with five sacks. There’s also DeMarcus Lawrence, Donovan Wilson, and Dante Fowler with three while rookie Sam Williams got in on the fun with his first two of the year against Detroit.
In Week 8, the sacks should continue for this group. Fields has been sacked nearly four times per game and with his struggles with accuracy, Quinn is going to unleash the pass-rushers and dare the quarterback to beat them with his arm.
This was the same strategy they used in Week 3 against Daniel Jones and the Giants and it worked to perfection as they handed them their only loss so far this season.