The Dallas Cowboys won't be facing Aaron Rodgers in Week 2 of the 2023 season after he suffered a ruptured Achilles on just his fourth snap with the New York Jets. With him out, the Jets will be starting Zach Wilson, who doesn't inspire confidence among their fan base.
Even so, Wilson helped them upset the Buffalo Bills on Monday Night Football and looks to lead his team to a 2-0 start. It won't be easy for them considering how well Dallas played in Week 1, shutting out the Jets' roommates by a score of 40-0.
Still riding a high from their huge win over the Giants, here are five bold predictions for the Cowboys in Week 2.
5. KaVontae Turpin breaks a 50-yard run
During the offseason, the Cowboys said they wanted to get KaVontae Turpin more involved in the offense. In Week 1, they stayed true to this with him recording five touches on offense in addition to his two punt returns.
Turpin finished with two receptions for just 11 yards and had three rushes for 14 yards — but did score the final touchdown of the game from seven-yards out.
While he didn't gain a ton of yards, it was evident each time he touched the ball why Dallas wants to see him get more opportunities. Turpin is one of the fastest players in the entire league and eventually, he's going to break one for a huge gain.
This first bold prediction is that he will do this in Week 2. Despite playing a tough defense, Turpin will get more than enough chances and whether it's on another pitch or a quick screen, look for him to break off a gain of at least 50 yards to really get the home crowd fired up.