5 bold predictions for the Dallas Cowboys in preseason Week 1

The Dallas Cowboys host the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 1 of the 2023 preseason. Here are 5 bold predictions for their first exhibition game of the year.
Dec 24, 2022; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver KaVontae Turpin (9) waves to the
Dec 24, 2022; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver KaVontae Turpin (9) waves to the / Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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The official start of preseason is this week and the Dallas Cowboys will take the field on Saturday against the Jacksonville Jaguars. They'll be in front of their home crowd but don't expect to see any of the starters on the field for long — if at all.

Instead, Dallas will use these games to get some of their reserve players some reps while also figuring out the bottom of the roster. That should still lead to some excitement, even if it's not the same caliber we see during the regular season.

With all that being said, here's a look ahead to the game with five bold predictions for the Cowboys.

5. Viliami Fehoko gets several QB pressures, at least one sack

Viliami Fehoko was added in the fourth round out of San Jose State and the Cowboys were thrilled to land him. He comes in with an NFL-ready body at 6-foot-4 and 263 pounds. During his time with San Jose State, he recorded an impressive 47 tackles for a loss and 23 sacks — 22 of which came in his final three seasons.

In addition to his size and production, Fehoko has a high football IQ, which he showed when he seamlessly transitioned from tight end to the defensive line. Now heading into his rookie campaign, Dan Quinn is expecting Fehoko to "hit the ground running" and slide between the edge and the 3-tech position.

In this prediction, Fehoko does move around a bit and in doing so, causes some issues for the Jaguars offensive line. Look for him to record at least one sack while also racking up at least three quarterback pressures.