Dallas Cowboys Bye Week: Know Thy Ally (NFC East Edition)
The Dallas Cowboys head into their bye week looking to get healthy and get some much-needed rest. While they sit at home, they will most assuredly be watching their rivals the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Commanders hoping that the teams they are facing are able to pick up wins against their divisional opponents.
Those teams are the Houston Texans (1-5-1) and the Minnesota Vikings (6-1). While the Vikings have a better chance of winning than the Texans, the Cowboys would like to see both come away with a victory.
So let’s take a look at these two Week 9 s allies and see what they might be able to do to help the Cowboys in this week’s special “Know Thy Ally”.
Cowboys Week 9 Allies vs. Eagles and Commanders
Houston Texans at a Glance
2022 Record: 1-5-1
2022 Offensive Ranking: 29th out of 32 teams
2022 Defensive Ranking: 17th out of 32 teams
Current Injury List: S Grayland Arnold, OG Justin McCray, WR Nico Collins, DT Maliek Collins, LB Neville Hewitt, WR Brandin Cooks (All Out)
Most Notable Offensive Players: QB Davis Mills, RB Dameon Pierce, TE O.J. Howard, WR Chris Moore, WR Phillip Dorsett, RB Rex Burkhead
Most Notable Defensive Players: DB Jonathan Owens, LB Christian Kirksey, DB Derek Stingley Jr., DL Jerry Hughes, DL Rasheem Green, DB Desmond King
Minnesota Vikings at a Glance
2022 Record: 6-1
2022 Offensive Ranking: 9th out of 32 teams
2022 Defensive Ranking: 14th out of 32 teams
Current Injury List: CB Camryn Bynum, CB Cameron Dantzler, WR Jalen Nailor, DE Za’Darius Smith, WR Adam Thielen, DT Dalvin Tomlinson
Most Notable Offensive Players: QB Kirk Cousins, WR Justin Jefferson, RB Dalvin Cook, TE TJ Hockenson, WR Adam Thielen, WR Jalen Reagor
Most Notable Defensive Players: LB Jordan Hicks, S Harrison Smith, OLB Danielle Hunter, OLB Za’Darius Smith, CB Patrick Peterson, LB Eric Kendricks, CB Cameron Dantzler