4 bold predictions for the Dallas Cowboys vs Indianapolis Colts
3. Cowboys Offense Tests Colts’ Cornerbacks
We’ve seen Dak Prescott target receivers with playmaking cornerbacks covering them from time to time, but for the most part, he likes to find the weakest link in the defensive secondary and exploit it throughout the game.
This week, with Stephon Gilmore either shadowing CeeDee Lamb or playing one half of the field, we should expect Prescott to target the cornerback starting opposite Gilmore. Last week, that was Kenny Moore, but he went down with a shin injury and his status remains unknown.
If he plays, Prescott will test him and that shin early. If he doesn’t, then Prescott will test the backup, which might be equally fruitful. If it’s a matchup he can exploit, then he will attack him all game. The other player that will look to test this Colts’ secondary will be Ezekiel Elliott, whose bruising style of running can wear down the toughest players. Elliott will use that hard-running style to test the Colts cornerbacks’ willingness to bring him down in the open field when given the opportunity.