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    3 Hot Takes for the Cowboys in Week 3

    Recently, I had a debate with my best friend about the difference between and hot takes, and I concluded that they are two different things–but he swears they are the same.

    While I did mention “predictions” in last week's hot takes, I'm doubling down and sticking with they are different. But, hey, what do I know?

    Besides that, I'm back with another three hot takes for this week's showdown versus the . If you have kept up with the mini-series, you realized I have failed to get hot takes consistently right, but my rebuttal is–I'm 3/6 on the season, so what's up.

    While that isn't the best record, I will take those three wins for now because I'm confident more are coming. So without further ado, check out this week's hot takes below.

    QB Cooper Rush throws his first interception of the season.

    Last week, I wrote Rush would pass for 200-plus yards and one touchdown. While I don't want to toot my own horn that I was right, I'm testing the waters and providing another take on Rush as I see him throwing his first interception on the season.

    Fans may not like this take, but I think he's bound for one. With Gallup coming back, I think Rush will have even more confidence to air it out, and it's up to OC to gameplan him in better positions.

    We saw Rush play conservatively against the Bengals with short and intermediate throws to move the chains, but with Gallup, who can stretch the field, I wouldn't be surprised to see a couple of deep shots taken.

    Also, if you add that the Giants is a middle-of-the-pack squad defending the run, fans should expect a heavy dose of running from Elliott and Pollard to open up the play-action downfield.

    KaVontae Turpin returns to form and takes a return to the “house.”

    In the , wideout was getting praised by some as the franchise's next great kickoff/ man– and some even went as far to throw out Devin Hester-comparisons –after they saw him return a punt and kickoff for touchdowns.

    While the same magic hasn't been shown yet from Turpin in the first two weeks, I'm riding with him running his way to a special-teams touchdown in Week Three. According to Lineups, the Giants rank 30th and 25th in opponent kickoff and punt yards.

    With Turpin's speed, I'm taking the and he has an explosive night. So, don't be surprised when you see him house a touchdown and think, “Man, that Rocky Garza Jr. guy from called it.”

    WR Michael Gallup scores in his debut.

    Although the coaches are implying that Gallup will be on a limited snap count, I envision the staff force-feeding him on some drives to get him back to game speed. He can look “good” in practice all he wants, but until he gets those live reps again, it will be all “brand new” for Gallup.

    While WRs , , and TE have stepped up to the plate during Gallup's absence–if Schultz doesn't play, there are only three players you can rely on to catch passes.

    Plus, the team waived WR , who got his first two starts this season, and we haven't seen them turn to Turpin as a possible option to catches. Last week, we saw Pollard get work in the receiving game as well–so he could be an option.

    But, relying upon just Brown and Lamb doesn't set up the for success, so don't be surprised when you see Gallup out there for a good chunk. Shoot, maybe we will see former WR get a chance to get his wet.

    Who knows, it's the Cowboys, so always expect the unexpected with them.

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    Rolling with the Boyz since 96'. Chop up sports with me on Twitter @rockssjr.

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    EthanC

    Tolbert, Turpin, Gallup…it would be nice to see guys not named Ceedee or Noah get a pass.Those 3 bring lots of deep threat speed

    lonewolfz28

    Prediction – Based on “conventional wisdom”, stats and analysis of factors that can be reasonably expected to come into play.
    Hot take – Based on a “gut feeling”, “unconventional wisdom”, hope, and a willingness to “go out on a limb” to cause a reaction from the audience.

    As long as his teammates do a decent job of blocking without committing stupid penalties, it’s just a matter of time before Turpin breaks one. I’d still like to see him used more on offense, either through jet sweeps, bubble screens, or as the guy “taking the top off the D”.

    Cooper throwing an INT isn’t really a hot take. He had several near misses last week. So near, that if the player had been a Dallas receiver, fans would be screaming for their head.

    Gallup scoring on his return? Why not? The Giants won’t be able to double everyone, and Gallup has a knack for bringing in the toe drag catches out on the sidelines.