The Dallas Cowboys were able to turn a few of my predictions from last week into reality in their game against the Indianapolis Colts. I few short on one, with Jonathan Taylor rushing for 82 yards on the day, a little higher than my prediction of 78 yards on the ground. Either way, the Cowboys picked up another win and now move on to the Colts’ division rival the Houston Texans, a team struggling on both sides of the football.
Dallas is going into this game with a better roster and coaching staff, and should be able to win this game easily in theory. But with state bragging rights on the line, this could turn into a trap game for the Cowboys. I have a feeling, though, this will be a game much like the Cowboys had against the Vikings a few weeks back.
With that being said, it’s time to take a look at my four bold predictions for this week’s game.
4 bold predictions for the Cowboys vs Texans Week 14 matchup
4. Ezekiel Elliott Breaks Free
After being held on the sidelines for the opening drive against the Colts for disciplinary reasons, Elliott went on to have another strong game running to the football for the Cowboys. This week, he’s facing off against a defense giving up 4.9 yards per carry and 169 yards per game on the ground. They are also giving up 1.3 rushing touchdowns per game, all of which bodes well for Elliott and Tony Pollard, who have been running for 4.2 (Elliott) and 5.8 (Pollard) yards per carry this season.
While Pollard has had much of the limelight this season, Elliott — who was battling a knee injury — looks to have returned to form, and has the chance to have his first real breakout game of the season.
Especially against the worst run defense in the NFL.