5 reasons the Cowboys will beat the Chicago Bears in Week 8

Cowboys, Dak Prescott. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Cowboys, Dak Prescott. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /
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1. Dak Prescott will be more comfortable

It was nice to see Prescott back on the field for the Cowboys but it was also plain to see he had some rust. His first pass of the game sailed on wide receiver Noah Brown, who was running wide-open. That led to the first of two three-and-outs for the offense.

They continued to struggle with closing out drives from there before getting a couple of touchdowns in the final minutes to blow it open. Dallas even had a late touchdown with Prescott finding Peyton Hendershot that could have been seen as running up the score, but they were really just tiring to find some confidence to build upon.

That play will end up paying off for the Cowboys since they had something very positive happen in their last drive — not counting the victory formation kneel-down. That will help them this weekend as they played against a Chicago team that recently traded their best pass rusher — as mentioned earlier.

Chicago has been good against the pass but their inability to stop the run will open up the play-action pass which is something Prescott excels in. Having a full week under his belt, a running game to lean on, and no star edge rusher will lead to Prescott being much more comfortable in Week 8 than we saw in his return.