A big reason the Dallas Cowboys are 6-1 is the improvement of their defense. After being one of the NFL's worst units in 2020, the Cowboys currently rank tied for first in interceptions with 11 and are tied for third in total turnovers with 14. Also, their plus five in turnover differential ranks sixth in the league.
Make no mistake about it though, the Cowboys are fueled by their offense. So far in 2021, they rank first in total yards (454.9), second in rushing yards (152.0), and third in passing yards (302.9) per game. This offensive explosion to start the season has the Cowboys in prime position to make the history books on Sunday. If the Cowboys produce a 400-yard performance against the Denver Broncos, they will become just the sixth team in NFL history with seven games of over 400 yards of offense in the first eight of a season.
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The Cowboys are loaded with heavy artillery on offense which makes this milestone very attainable. Quarterback Dak Prescott is making his return after missing last week's game against the Minnesota Vikings with a calf injury. He's thrown touchdown passes in five of the six games he's played in this season, tallying at least three in each.
Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard have been excellent in the run game in 2021. The former is fifth in the NFL with 571 rushing yards and the latter has nearly 400 on almost six yards per attempt. This dynamic duo can hit any defense with a combination of power and speed at any given moment and keep them on the field for long periods, and winning time of possession is key in any football game.
In the passing game, wide receivers CeeDee Lamb and Amari Cooper are both on pace for 1,000 yards, and Tight End Dalton Schultz is projected for 900. Also, Cedrick Wilson, who has filled in for Michael Gallup very nicely is another threat to make plays, like his 73-yard touchdown last week against the Vikings.
It's been a highlight reel all season for the Cowboys on offense and no one will be surprised if it continues Sunday.