Cowboys vs 49ers bold predictions: Dak Prescott finally overcomes SF demons

• Cowboys defense can prove themselves in Week 5

• Dak Prescott can continue to silence critics

• Tony Pollard runs wild

Jan 22, 2023; Santa Clara, California, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) throws
Jan 22, 2023; Santa Clara, California, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) throws / Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
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2. DaRon Bland records pick No. 4 on the season

Trevon Diggs has been an absolute superstar ever since his second season in the league. He was better than he gets credit for as a rookie but that second campaign when he had 11 interceptions is when he showed the world just how good he can be.

In 2021, he had another three picks — and while he didn't have as many big plays as the prior year, he showed a lot of growth as a player. That's why Dallas signed him to a massive extension this offseason. He then proceeded to show why he was paid by surrendering just 33 yards on nine targets with one interception through the first two weeks.

Unfortunately, Diggs was done after that game as he suffered a torn ACL in practice ahead of their Week 3 loss to the Cardinals. They do have Stephon Gilmore who is a top-tier cornerback but this was still a massive blow to a team that expected to have two No. 1 corners.

While they would surely love to have Diggs back, they've at least had someone step up and play at a high level.

Second-year cornerback DaRon Bland moved from the slot to the outside and has been on fire. He already recorded an interception in Week 1 and added two more against the Patriots. He also ran one of them back for a touchdown, which was his second pick-six of the season.

Bland has quietly led the league in picks since joining the league in 2022 and continues to play out of his mind in this bold prediction as he gets his fourth interception of the season.