So there's good news and bad news. The good news is the Dallas Cowboys will be getting 2 of their hardest opponents out of the way for the first two games (Bucs and Bengals). The bad news is that they will probably lose both.
After a loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Cowboys' next challenge will be the Super Bowl Runner-ups of the NFL, the Cincinnati Bengals. This will for sure be a very difficult game for them to win due to the events that took place last Sunday. Let's take a preview of what's to come.
For starters… Are the starters. Dallas will be missing their starting Quarterback Dak Prescott due to a thumb injury that occurred in the 4th quarter of the Buccaneers game. This will cause the backup Quarterback Cooper Rush to take his place for this game and most likely the next 4-5 games.
Lots of fans will remember Rush from his heroic win last season against the Minnesota Vikings that put Cooper down as a fan favorite backup. This will for sure be his chance to shine and show the world what he's made of.
On the other side of the field, Quarterback Joe Burrow is coming off of a bad week after losing to the Steelers 23-20. Joe threw four interceptions with only two touchdowns. Pretty terrible stats for a QB that's just getting back from visiting the Super Bowl.
Most likely Joe will look much more “shiesty” than last week. On the defensive side of things, the stats are pretty level at the moment. While the Bengals allowed 23 points, the Cowboys allowed 19. However, when looking more carefully, we noticed that the Cowboys didn't only allow 19 points, but only allowed Tom Brady to throw one passing TD and have trouble throughout the game.
If somehow, someway, the Cowboys manage to win this game, it will for sure be the defense's way of handling the Bengals offense.
At this point, I'm looking more toward the factor of the Cowboys losing this game. Perhaps it will be closer than one would expect but just the amount of poor offensive skills Dallas has at the moment, I will have to go with the Bengals to win this one.