The Dallas Cowboys went into their bye week with a record of 4-2 following a thrilling win over the Los Angeles Chargers. Now in Week 8, they face off with the Los Angeles Rams, although this time they'll be at home.
They're also coming off a win where their offense seemed to finally start to click. Not only was CeeDee Lamb on fire but Brandin Cooks finally got rolling and even had a late touchdown that gave Dallas a lead.
Looking ahead to this contest, here are five bold predictions as the Cowboys hope to build on the success they had in their last outing.
5. Brandon Aubrey stays perfect, hits from at least 55 yards
When Dallas decided to go into the season with Brandon Aubrey as their kicker, it was a bit of a surprise. One year after watching Brett Maher struggle in the postseason, there was an expectation that a veteran would be added — such as Mason Crosby or Robbie Gould.
That wasn't the plan though with special teams coach John Fassel raving about the rookie who stood out for the USFL last year.
A former soccer player, Aubrey made his NFL debut against the Giants and missed his first kick, which was an extra-point try. Since then, he's been automatic with 16 field goals in a row, including the game-winner against the Chargers.
He's also hit all 12 extra point tries since that opening miss and is just three field goals away from the NFL record for the most made field goals to start a career.
He might not attempt three in this game but if he does, this prediction is that he nails every kick. On top of that, he also will drill one from at least 50 yards, which would be his third from that distance.