5 bold predictions as Cowboys face the Patriots in Week 4

• Zeke who?

• Dak Prescott looks better with healthier OL

• Micah Parsons will re-assert his dominance

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3. Zeke gets shut down for fewer than 30 yards

Against the New York Jets, Ezekiel Elliott had a huge performance. He ripped off 80 yards on 16 rushing attempts and at times, looked like the same player we saw in Dallas for several years. Now, he's heading back to the place he called home for the first seven seasons of his career and has rediscovered his confidence.

He's also going to be highly emotional with the Cowboys deciding to do something to honor him before the game — which is weird considering he was good for them but never really led them anywhere. But still, Jerry Jones likes to make the most random thing a big event, so here we are.

As for the actual game, Elliott is going to get his share of rushing attempts and while he did well in Week 3, he didn't do much in Weeks 1 and 2. In fact, he had just 29 yards against the Eagles and 13 against the Dolphins.

He truly believes he has a lot left in the tank and while it's true he still can have a role, he's not going to rip off 80 yards every week. And in this bold prediction, the Cowboys defense focuses on shutting him down and re-establishing their dominance after the way James Conner ran all over them. That results in Elliott having his third game of the year with fewer than 30 yards rushing.