Week 3 of the NFL season brings better news for the Dallas Cowboys. They won their last game, in their division, on the road, evening their record at 1-1. That record sounds a whole lot better than 0-2. Now the Cowboys have a chance to build on that win and create some real momentum.
The Cowboys welcome the Chicago Bears to AT&T Stadium, a team that is 0-2 on the season and not looking very good. The Bears lost Jay Cutler to injury along with a handful of other defensive players. Chicago wasn’t looking very good even when those player were healthy so playing without them is going to be very difficult.
The Cowboys managed to win in Washington last week with Dak Prescott leading a fourth-quarter drive that ended up as the winning points in a 27-23 victory. Dez Bryant was back in form after a poor first week and the Dallas defense actually managed to close out the game by stopping Washington twice in the last few minutes.
All is not perfect or the Cowboys, though. They still haven’t gotten the running game going at the level they want; the offensive line has yet to put together a dominant performance. Ezekiel Elliott hasn’t broken loose yet and had the fumbling issues at Washington. And the Cowboys can’t seem to score through the air.
This week Dallas may get healthy in all those areas. The Chicago defense is injury-riddled, opening up the possibility of a dominating offensive performance by the Cowboys.
What You Need To Know
Date: September 25th, 2016
Game time: 8:30 PM EST
Location: AT&T Stadium - Arlington, TX
TV channel: NBC
Announcers: Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya
Streaming: SNF All Access
Dallas record: (1-1)
Chicago record: (0-2)
Latest Injury report:
DNP - Did Not Practice
LP - Limited Practice
Mark Nzeocha - OLB - Achilles - LP (Thursday)
Doug Free - T - Quad - LP (Thursday)
Jack Crawford - DE - Shoulder - LP (Thursday)
Tony Romo - QB - Back - OUT
Charles Tapper - DE - Back - OUT
Orlando Scandrick - CB - Hamstring - DNP (Thursday)
Adrian Amos - DB - Concussion - DNP (Thursday)
Bryce Callahan - DB - Concussion - DNP (Thursday)
Ka'Deem Carey - RB - Hamstring - DNP (Thursday)
Jay Cutler - QB - Right Thumb - OUT
Kyle Fuller - DB - Knee - LP (Thursday)
Eddie Goldman - DL - Ankle - OUT
Lamar Houston - LB - Knee - OUT
Alshon Jeffery - WR - Knee - LP (Thursday)
Bobby Massie - OL - Toe - LP (Thursday)
Tracy Porter - DB - Knee - LP (Thursday)
Josh Sitton - DB - Shoulder - LP (Thursday)
Chris Prosinski - DB - Calf - LP (Thursday)
Danny Trevathan - LB - Thumb - OUT
Will Sutton - DL - Elbow - LP (Thursday)
Willie Young - LB - Knee - LP (Thursday)
Odds: Dallas -7
Prediction: Dallas 34 - Chicago 17
Enemy blog: Windy City Gridiron
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