Every game is important during the NFL season but there are some that just mean a little more. That’s going to be the case for the Dallas Cowboys this weekend when they head to Philadelphia to take on the NFC East-leading Eagles.
Dallas enters this one with a record of 5-2 whereas the Eagles are 7-1. The Cowboys do have more momentum in their favor following a 43-20 blowout win over the Los Angeles Rams. This game wasn’t even as competitive as that score suggests as Dak Prescott, Tony Pollard, and the rest of their stats were resting on the bench very early in the fourth quarter.
As for the Eagles, they’re coming off a 38-31 game against the Washington Commanders, which wasn’t their best outing.
Philly has been struggling some on offense this season but they’re still finding ways to win, so the Cowboys need to bring their A-game if they want to steal one on the road. Getting that victory will be tough but it could happen, especially if these five bold predictions come true.
5. KaVontae Turpin runs back a punt for a TD
KaVontae Turpin continues to serve as an electric return man for Dallas and had one of his better outings this past Sunday. He nearly broke a return for a touchdown but was stopped at the Los Angeles 13-yard line. He still gained 63 yards and allowed the Cowboys to score on a two-play drive — which was capped off by a 10-yard touchdown reception for CeeDee Lamb.
Then in the fourth quarter, Turpin did take one to the house. This time, he went 87 yards and the score would have made it a 50-17 ball game. Unfortunately, that one was called back with Nahshon Wright being flagged for holding.
Even though he didn’t get the score, Turpin reminded everyone how dangerous he can be. He’s also itching to finally get his first return for a touchdown (he has one rushing and one receiving on the season). That’s why this bold prediction has Turpin helping Dallas attempt to knock off their biggest rival with a special teams touchdown. Perhaps that will open the floodgates and he can begin to rack them up as we all know he can.