3 biggest concerns facing Cowboys entering final four games

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Most folks would argue that the Dallas Cowboys' end-of-season guantlet started two weeks ago against the Seahawks. From there, they dismantled the Eagles at home and now they face the soaring Bills in Buffalo before playing the 9-4 Dolphins in Miami and hosting the 9-4 Lions at AT&T Stadium.

That's a brutal schedule to end the campaign and it becomes even more difficult when you consider that the Cowboys have zero margin for error. Granted, they only have themselves to blame for that after they lost to the Cardinals back in Week 3.

Luckily, the Cowboys are one of the hottest teams in football.

The national media is finally giving Dak Prescott and Mike McCarthy (albeit to a lesser extent) their flowers. The discourse surrounding Dallas has been all positive lately, but let's play devil's advocate and underline some sneaky concerns about the team that could come into focus over this crucial three-game stretch.

3. Can Jayron Kearse and Donovan Wilson keep it up?

Malik Hooker has been the Cowboys' most consistent safety this season. In fairness, Juanyeh Thomas has made an impact in limited time, but his snap share pales in comparison to Hooker, Jayron Kearse and Donovan Wilson.

In a sight for sore eyes, Kearse and Wilson turned in arguably their best games of the season in Sunday's win against the Eagles.

Kearse's 68.0 run-defense grade was his highest since Week 6. He made three tackles and allowed one catch in coverage for 15 yards. He helped dislodge a pass intended for A.J. Brown and made his presence felt in the box.

Wilson, meanwhile, made one of the plays of the game when he forced a Jalen Hurts fumble on the Eagles' first drive. He received a 78.7 player grade for the game and his 95.7 run-defense grade was the highest in the NFL in Week 14, per PFF. He logged four tackles and a defensive stop to force a fourth down.

This is the Kearse and Wilson fans have been waiting for, and it's no surprise the defense was collectively dominant in the game. The D feeds off their energy, but whether they can maintain this level of play is one of the biggest questions surrounding the Cowboys entering this three-game stretch.