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2022 Cowboys Season Preview: Week 7 vs Lions

The will take on the in Week 7 of the .

The Cowboys last faced the Lions in the , a 35-27 victory for Dallas in Detroit. The Cowboys have won their last four matchups against the Lions, having not lost since 2013. Detroit hasn't beaten Dallas at since 2011.

For the second consecutive season, will play for Detroit. In his first season as a Lion in 2021, Goff threw for 3,245 yards, 19 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He also completed a career-high 67.2 percent of his passes.

Goff will be throwing to receivers like Amon-Ra St. Brown and the newly-acquired duo of D.J. Chark and . St. Brown recorded 912 receiving yards and five touchdowns during his rookie year last season, while Chark was signed from the in after playing just four games due to a fractured ankle. Williams was the 12th overall pick in the 2022 out of Alabama.

At is T.J. Hockenson, who caught four touchdowns in 12 games before a thumb ended his season. The Lions will field a duo of D’Andre Swift and Jamaal Williams, who combined for 1,218 yards and eight touchdowns last season.

After having his 2021 cut short with a toe injury, Frank Ragnow returns to anchor the Lions’ . He’s joined by tackles Taylor Decker and and guards Jonah Jackson and Halapoulivaati Vaitai. Sewell had an impressive rookie year last season and was selected to the Pro Football Writers Association All-Rookie Team.

Detroit drafted rusher 2nd overall out of Michigan to bolster the . He’ll join fellow Romeo Okwara and Michael Brockers. Brockers recorded 52 tackles and one sack last season, while Okwara missed most of 2021 with an achilles injury.

Alex Anzalone returns as Detroit’s No. 1 after recording 78 tackles last season. Amani Oruwariye and Jeff Okudah form the Lions’ duo, joined in the by safeties DeShon Elliott and Tracy Walker III. Oruwariye recorded six interceptions last season, the third most in the NFL at the time of his season-ending thumb injury. Okudah played one game in 2021 before suffering a season-ending achilles injury.

Elliott played six games for the last season before injuring his pectoral muscle, while Walker III recorded six passes defended. He also made a career-high 108 tackles in 2021.

Dan Campbell returns for a second season as Lions after going 3-14 last season. The Cowboys will play Detroit on Sunday, Oct. 23 at noon CT on in Arlington.

Nick Coppola
Nick Coppola
Student at the University of Oklahoma. Reporter for OU Daily. Junior Writer for Inside The Star. Contributor for Guns Up Nation.

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